We know fire is powerful but I don't think we realize JUST how powerful it is. I didn't. It wasn't until I was standing in the kitchen, overheated, with no strength to talk or breathe. My house wasn't on fire though, I WAS!
No, I wasn't physically on fire, but as I wobbled across the kitchen to the living room, beads of sweat popped from under my head wrap. My arms began to heat as I threw off my jacket. There was no smoke, but I couldn't breathe. It was as if I was choking. I had to have been going to hell, because why else couldn't I breathe; these were my thoughts. I heard a small voice say, "Pray."
It was in that moment, as my fear dissipated that I knew His presence was there. The presence of God, the Most High. I will be writing more about this experience but I write this to not only intrigue you but warn you. See. Let's talk about just natural fire.
If you look at what's going on in California today, you will see a glimpse of the magnitude of the power of fire. Even before the current news, in July seventy nine (SEVENTY NINE) wildfires were believed to have been started by lightening strikes. Even now, as northern Cali tries to return to normal, there have been thousands without homes, over 8,000 structures burned to the ground.
Look at what happened right here in Greenville, MS when Looking Good burned. It BURNED. There is no going back to ANY of these things once THE FIRE hits it. Stick with me. I'm going somewhere here.
Natural fire does not in ANY WAY compare to the FIRE of the all consuming Yah (The Most High God). That day, I only caught a taste, a glimpse, of that fire like never before and my prayer is that it never dims or goes out. While it's here IT'S GONNA BURN everything in it's path!
See, when a fire is present, you know it. How can we say we're "on fire" for God, and it doesn't show? See, the fire cleanses; the fire purifies. You can't remain the same when fire touches you! No matter what part of my sinful nature attempts to rise, there is so much of me that has died. When you have a burn, no matter what, you know you've been touched!
It's the same way with the fire of God. When the fire hits you - it. will. burn. Do you really WANT the fire? You'll stay alive but you won't be able to walk, talk, act, think, or LIVE the same. Do you really WANT the fire? I invite you to ask for "the fire" of God if you're ready for a deeper experience with Him.
Until next time...
A Call to Purity is a vision placed in my heart years ago. It is a challenge to those who feel a tug in their hearts for purity in word, deed, sexuality and more to finally accept that call. (1Tim 4:12) Feel free to comment and connect with me!