The cry of God’s people as we enter into a new era of the Great Awakening is bringing us Fresh Fire for 2021. He is calling us to stir up the gifts of God in us to allow the manifestation of the presence of God, the holiness of God and the power of God. The bible describes the Lord God as a consuming fire in Hebrews 12:29. This is why scripture often uses the fire as a symbol of the presence of God such as the burning bush, Shekinah glory and the day of Pentecost.
The New Testament portrays the altar as a picture of a Christian’s commitment to the Lord Jesus In Romans 12:1 we Christians are called to offer our bodies as a “living sacrifice” since the Holy Spirit dwells within us. Fire is a wonderful picture of the work of the Holy Spirit. There is three critical ways that the fire of the Holy Spirit reveals the presence, passion and the purity of God. The presence of God provides light and guidance. The passion of God helps us to be transformed from darkness into his marvelous light. Then we are able to walk in the office of the Evangelist proclaiming the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ. Last but not least he produces purity in Christians. The Holy Spirit is the primary agent to sanctify the children of God just like a silversmith would use fire to purify precious metal. Today the Holy Spirit flows to address the sin in our lives and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness that could separate us from God.
The purifying work of the Holy Spirit begins at the moment of salvation for the believer. He works on the people of God in the time of adversity which the Lord promises to use for His good purpose. (Isaiah 43:1-7) Wherever you are today on your journey in your walk with the Lord, He is at work in you. His purposes are not to harm you but to conform you into the image of the Lord Jesus. (Romans 8:28-30) Take heart for his promises in his Word are for your good through Jesus Christ.
Be encouraged today, you may not know your gifts, talents or abilities but God can use you in the lives of others if you’re growing in grace, godly character and aiming to be faithful to his Word.
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