HOLY FIRE: COULD BE GENTLE OR FIERCE
Exd 3:2– And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
Insight and Highlight God can visit us with His fire without consuming us. Scripture Commentaries The bible says God is a consuming fire: Heb 12:29 – For our God is a consuming fire.. This mean the fire that consumes or destroys. The bible warns the Hebrews to ensure worship of the Lord God with reverence and awe, so we ought to.
The fire, however, "sees". God unleashes His fire in His righteous anger to reveal His judgment, Abihu and Nadab, were destroyed by fire when they offered strange fire, Lev 10:1-4 God released the fire in Deut 9:3. where Moses referred to the Lord as a consuming fire who would go ahead of the Israelites into the Promise Land, destroying and subduing their enemies before them.
A child of God can experience the fire of God without being consumed. Instead of being consumed, he is commissioned for greater works, Jer 20:9, Acts 2, Matt 3:11. At the scene of the burning bush, God illustrated the signicance of the burning bush as His assurance to Moses, that He will not consume or destroy His people but to be their Savioir. The "fire": God's fierce indignation and agent of displeasure over Egypt, will "burn" in Egypt yet the Hebrew people will not be "burnt". They will be free, led out of Egypt into the Promised land so that they will worship God, Exd 7:16, 8:1, 9:3. God, the same fire, working in two different ways: to consume His enemies or to assume His Kingdom children to begin to have power and dominion.
When you pray for the fire, make sure you are living in God's holiness. Remorse corner The fire you receive will depend on how much of God's fear of His awe, you have. Call to Word action In His glory, the Lord is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29), so sin and sinners cannot be sustained in His presence. The Christian clarion duty When God's holiness is held in high esteem, the fire is your guard but when His holiness is maligned, the fire comes to consume. Prayer Lord consume every enemy standing in my way of holiness unto the Lord, in Jesus name. Good morning all and have a blessed day. God bless you.