Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fire that IS a requirement.. or who put the fire out?

Last Night at the Impact Conference Apostle Eckhardt spoke on two Passages.  It was about the FIRE of God and the wind of God being necessary for anyone who is going to minister at any level.  I have been in a lot of churches where it's a BIC and a Breeze.  

The Scriptures:
“He makes his angels winds,
    and his ministers a flame of fire.”  Hebrews 1:7b

It quotes from Psalm 104:4

The winds are your messengers;
    flames of fire are your servants.

It's no coincidence that on the day of Pentecost both wind and fire manifested. 

If we are to be faithful to the word of the Lord, we need to breath fresh air into a gasping world. One being suffocated by circumstance and leviathan.  The python is alive and squeezing.

If we are to be effective to be his servants we need fire.  Not loud. Fire makes one react.  Put your hand on a hot stove.  You will react.  It is said of the true servants of God:

Set yourself on fire with passion & people will come for miles to watch you burn—”

When is the last time you were anywhere when THAT happened??

When is the last time you were on fire?

It's more than loud.  Anyone can be loud.  Just because you can get the sound guy to turn it up to 11 doesn't mean your are on fire.  Fire is PASSION.  Conviction.  Elemental.  Core.

Not something you read in some guys book that you are rehearsing (I heard that happen a few weeks ago).  It has to be real.. in every way.  From your innermost being.

It's not just Holy Ghost manifestations.  Standing in front of people speaking in tongues may be an evidence for a moment... but eventually PETER has to step forward...

Who put the fire out?  We can blame satan.  He's easy.

No the fire is put out by fear, lack of confidence, control issues, lack of conviction (if you're gonna be convincing, you gotta be convinced) and most of all.... peer pressure.

Most ministers would like to let loose.. but they worry what people might say.

You don't have to be a Buddhist monk to burn for your convictions ... you have to be willing to die to flesh yet live for God.  Forgetting all else except the mandate and call on your life.  That means burn.


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