[1/17, 23:21] Jonathan Azode: *The fire of the Holy Ghost 5*
There is a power that is found in fire there is a power that fire carries. At times it might look as if it is small because it hasn’t started burning large yet. But if only you are patient enough you will find out that the fire increases in size and so does the power. We will treat the sub topic fire power today. And under it we will be treating 3 other things.
Fire is an instrument that makes clean. As in steel and other metals the whole concept of fire is seen a lot in cleansing. Fire makes a man to look at himself as unholy before God and as such it makes the man to look at sin with a strange eyes. Another thing is that you want to keep as clean as possible when you have fire. Fire that does not cleansing is a dangerous kind of fire its the kind of fire that destroys. So fire can take different shapes. And as such makes different impact in the life of the people who has it. Fire makes you closer to God and if you are closer to God, also you have a life that can be cleansed. If your fire does not give you passion for God which makes you closer to God then you need to check it there is definitely something wrong somewhere. Fire challenges you to have a change of mind. When you encounter fire you want to go closer to it. As fire burns within you also, it deals with the chaffs and these chaffs are what is causing impurities within you.
Fire is what uproots evil or negativity. Let’s give two illustration. If you want to make a rabbit come out of its hiding hole, you can easily smoke it out. If also you want to till a ground it is first advisable that you burn off the old top as such its easy to uproot the ground. Fire is a weapon used to deal with hidden things that the devil is using against our life. If there is something hidden in a bush, you are advised to burn down the bush, then you can easily dig and get that thing. Fire is really a weapon that softens the ground and makes it easy for one to plant or harvest. Fire is needed in a foundation to chase out all the negativities that are inside. The heat coming out from the fire cannot allow anything to remain in the foundation of your life, business, career family or anything at all. Fire will waste what ever that is a stubborn issue in your foundation, the use of fire as an uprooting agent cannot be over emphasized.
Fire is an energizer. If you add fire to the life of a person the person become extra ordinary. The person becomes a super human being. Fire entered the apostles and set them on there feet. There is a spirit in fire and that spirit can set somebody on his feet. Perhaps you are not used to doing certain things. But fire enters you and stirs you on your feet.
*Other fire power*
1. Defence… Fire defends you against the devil and his agent, fire can make you invonurable to the enemy, fire makes you strong against the works of darkness.
2.) Fire protects… Fire protects you from a lot, from bondage and from oppression and from disaster.
3.) Fire separates…
Fire is what separated the apostles from the rest of the children of Israel. Fire is what separated Jesus from everyone else in the world. Fire is a blessing in disguise. Fire makes everyone look up to you. The see a lot of interest in you. Fire makes men to see you as special and different
4.) Fire distinguishes… There is the time in Babylon after Nebuchadnezzar put Shadrach, Meshach and abadenego in the fire, it was the fire that is in Jesus that distinguished them from the rest of the fire around them. I don’t know what you are passing through but if you can contact enough fire you will be disguised in Jesus name
5.) Fire stirs up the gift within you… Fire is needed to bring forth the hidden you. When fire burns gift comes out, without fire gift has no power. Fire is needed to make your gift come alive.
[1/18, 22:58] Jonathan Azode: *The Fire of the Holy Ghost 6*
Fire is a proof of a change of level, fire is not negotiable what it can do. Fire is terrible. We have looked at different sides of this topic, but I will like us to look at a different dimension today. In what I call fire begat fire. There is fire that brings forth fire there a fire that needs to be distributed in other to stay relevant.
*Fire begget fire*
*The birthing of fire*
Fire is not put, fire is not frustrated to a stand still. Fire can regenerate itself. Fire spreads and thus it reproduce. A fire that must remain relevant must reproduce. Fire cannot be effective and efficient if it does not spread to the other generation. Fire is not meant to stay in one place fire is meant to move, fire is birthed in prayers and fasting. Fire is birthed in meditation on God’s Word, fire is birthed into the next generation when the generation listens to God’s Word and direction. A new fire carries the potentials of the old fire, there is no birthing of fire that doesn’t carry substance like the former fire. If the former fire was of healing and deliverance, the new fire will also carry such virtue. New fires might look small or ineffective at first but they later become more destructive than the fire of the original fire. A fire that must reproduce must have such characters as perseverance and patients and humility and honesty among other things. There is a means by which fire is birthed. For instance praise and worship. If fire must be birthed at all there must be gratitude. For anything to happen under heaven there must be gratitude. There is no level of experience you have with God that removes gratitude from the picture. Gratitude is key to accelerated progress. After every victory is gratitude and before every battle is gratitude.
*The challenges of fire*
Now I want us to quickly observe this under this topic. Fire has a lot of different challenges, if fire must grow, it must pass through a lot of challenges. Fire is challenged by situations and circumstances. This challenges might seem very difficult at the onset of the birth of your fire. But as time goes on the fire becomes too hot for problems and challenges becomes less. I don’t call anything a problem when it has solution and I call things challenges because there will always be a solution for it. Now fire has many confronting situations. Fire is distracted for one. The fire that must succeed must be able to overcome challenges. The air is needed to sustain fire. And air is spiritual and thus the challenges of fire is more spiritual than physical. Fire needs to retain it’s colour to remain fire. And also its heat. And science teaches us that the blue flame has a greater heat than the yellow fire. But I think there is a dimension of fire hotter than both and that is the red fire. The kind you find in the volcanoes. Any ways not to digress fire must not loose it colour or heat. In other words don’t loose your potential. Finally let’s talk on
*The outstanding fire*
If you have not listened to anything I have say so far listen to this. Like physical fire needs time to Work, spiritual fire needs time to work an outstanding fire is a timed fire. All its product is timed. It is not rushing for anything and it can’t be reduced because no one knows how and when it will come about, when you time your fire, you know when to remove your fire and take it to another place, a timed fire, is a controlled fire, it is a fire that can be managed and is managed appropriately. The whole essence of of timing fire apart from all I have mentioned so far, is to save it from disaster. One of the challenges of fire and one things that will undermine the existence of fire is the enemy. When the enemy see that your fire is getting hotter or brighter he strategies to pull you down. To have an outstanding fire is to safe guide your fire and prevent the enemy to come near it. An outstanding fire starts from a little light then a tongue of fire and then a devouring fire. God bless you as you read and meditate on this words.