Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:29
Are you crying out for the fire of God? We cry out for His all-consuming fire. We love to tangibly feel His touch and His power wash over us in fellowship and in our private time with Him. I know what that feels like to have His fire burn on the inside of us. It is overwhelming, and it is life changing. At least it should be. Yet I am convinced that we, myself included, do not comprehend the fullness and the cost of inviting the fire of God upon our lives. God is saying to us: “My fire is a holy consummation. It is a sacred union. Let me consummate my bride with my all-consuming fire.” This is the holy consummation of His Presence. It is a habitation of purity and holiness that He desires for us to possess. He is slipping a wedding band on His bride, and He is desiring to reform us with His fire. It is a crown of glory, but glory has a price.
Hebrews 12:29 says that our God is an all-consuming fire. The Greek word for consume here means, “properly consume all the way (up to down)”. There is a difference between a touch and being fully consumed by God. The problem comes in not recognizing the difference. The fire of God touching you is not the same as His fire consuming you. We can bear the mark of having been near His fire and not completely changed by His fire. The authentic fire of God always transforms us so that we reflect the Bridegroom. The prayer for a merciful heart states in part: “Divinize me that my deeds may be pleasing to You. May this be accomplished by the Holy Communion which I take daily”. (DSD pg.6)
I think of Judas as he followed Christ for three and a half years. He displayed the outward appearance of being with Christ. He communed with Jesus, and he bore the title of a disciple of Christ, but he was not consumed by His holiness.
The Lord desires to properly consume us all the way, up to down. His fire is not intended for just superficial and fleshly manifestations, but it is a consummation of all we are for all that He is. When we invite His fire, we are inviting refining, a continual process that causes every impurity within us to rise to the surface before perfection is ever manifested.
James 3:13-18; Ps 19:; Accl 2 Tim 1:10; Gosp Mk 9:14-29 WEEKDAY St Christopher Magallanes, P, & Companions, M. (Opt Mem)
Prayer Point:
1. Take the prayer releasing the fire of God in “Amen: It is Done”, on pages 45- 46.
Exercise: Join the Daily Strength Prayer Network (DSPN) every Tuesday early morning prayer session. (TIME: 1.00 am to 2.00 am) Venue: Your Private Prayer Chamber.
DSPN Prayer Points:
1. Welcome to the second night of our strategic prayer of pulling down Jericho walls
2. Worship God for 20 to 30 minutes
3. Invoke the assistance of the Blood of Jesus with the prayer, “Pleading the Blood of Jesus in “AMEN IT IS DONE” prayer booklet page 79
4. Take the “Prayers against the evil altars” in “AMEN IT IS DONE” prayer booklet page 72,73,74
Meditation: Exodus 13:21.