You may not like too much after reading this but take that up with God. Also, you have to look up most of the scriptures…it’ll do you some good to crack your Bibles once more. You can’t do it enough, promise!
Are you on fire?
Fire is the visible evidence of a chemical reaction between oxygen and fuel. But it has to have an ignition temperature. The fuel begins to decompose and is it does, it is released as volatile gases. These gases react with the oxygen in the air and technically begin to burn. This process has a side effect which can be both beneficial and detrimental depending on the degree. Heat. It also produces light – free carbon atoms rise as light.
The fuel’s size can determine how much energy is required (how hot) to get it to catch flame. The bigger it is, the more it takes. A large oak tree requires a lot more energy/heat/higher temperature to get it to catch fire whereas a toothpick doesn’t require as much
God is calling us to be on fire for Him. Don’t believe me?
And guess what happened? Just what John said Jesus would do. Acts 2:3-4 “They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
Let’s take a look at God himself to see if He is on fire, because if He is then if we want to be like Him (as He desires us to be) then we should then also be on fire. If He isn’t, then we’re okay to just be cold stones.
Hebrews 12:28-29, Deuteronomy 4:23-24
God is a consuming fire. SOOOOO we must be consumed by His fire. Be on fire for Him, put on fire by Him.
So God intends for you to be on fire for Him. Both with the Spirit and in the spirit. He desires for you to be on fire for Him and proved by fire. (1 Corinthians 3:1-15 )
So when we are on fire for God this means that there has been a reaction that has taken place between two things.
His holiness and our humanness
As His holiness decomposes our humanness it releases praise as volatile gases. Volatile means that it is explosive – when His holiness decomposes our humanness we become more explosive in our praise and worship!
When our praises come into contact with more of the Spirit, then we begin to burn.
As we burn we release heat and light. The heat of our passion for God and His heat as he touches us. We also release God’s light.
His heat is a Holy Flame and He touches us we catch that fire as well.
So we are burning and people around us can feel the heat of God and see the light of God. We influence people just by our presence that is so enveloped and on fire for God.
IF we are on fire that means we are also the fuel. There are two things we need to look at in regards to us being the fuel.
We will look at the negative first then finish with the positive first.
When God and His Holiness come into contact with our humanness, what is He getting rid of? Our sin. Let’s look at the second part of the science part at the beginning. The bigger the fuel is, the more energy is required to set it ablaze.
MEANING, the more sin we have in our lives the more of God needs to come into our lives and burn it up. This also means it will take us longer to become on fire for Him. So I implore you to take care of your sin when it is small! When it is, metaphorically speaking, only a toothpick so that it becomes consumed by God’s fire quickly.
Romans 6:15 “What then, Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!” This is saying we should not keep sin in our lives so that we may experience more of God’s grace – we should not keep sin squirreled away for when we need a touch from God.
HOWEVER (here is the positive – and no I’m not saying you should have a lot of sin in your life) once you are lit and it’s a big fuel source then the fire stays lit for a long time and it is HOT!
Again I am not encouraging you to keep sin in your life so you can burn for God, but what I am saying is that once you are lit – you will stay lit.
The fire starts when His holiness comes into contact with our humanness as far as I can see…we’re all still human and He is still HOLY.
Because of that we should constantly be lit – our sin should constantly be consumed with God’s Holy Fire as soon as it comes into being and causes explosive praise to constantly erupt from our mouths.
Psalm 100:4 “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name”