Embrace the Fire of God!
by Bobby Conner
May 17, 2012
is absolutely essential that the Body of Christ embrace the consuming
flame of God’s Holiness if we are to encounter the power of His
Presence. There can be no true union of His Spirit without purity. The
Spirit of Truth is at this time releasing a pure passion for Christ
Jesus that will provoke us to purity (see 2 Corinthians 7:1). God will
pour out His power without measure if He can find a people without
mixture. The eyes of the Lord run up and down the earth looking for a
people with a pure heart in order to show Himself strong on their behalf
(see II Chronicles 16:9).
It is only with clean hands
and a pure heart that we will ascend the hill of the Lord. It is in the
hill of the Lord that we receive the commissioning and the authority
that the Spirit of God longs to release to the Body of Christ (see
Psalms 24:3-4). Do you hear the call to advance upward? The invitation
is extended to come higher in order for us to see farther and hear more
clearly (see Revelation 4:1-5). Only as we go higher will we be able to
see what the Lord’s plans are for us. The writer of Hebrews warns, “For
our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29), and we see that our God is
holy and He demands that we be holy.
We can be sure
anything that the fire of the Lord consumes we did not need anyway. We
would do well to also pay attention to this stern warning concerning the
consuming fire of God, “For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, even
a jealous God” (Deuteronomy 4:24).
The jealousy of God
has been aroused for His people and He is calling us unto Him. “For I am
jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one
husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ” (II
Corinthians 11:2). Of this fact be certain Christ Jesus will not share
His Bride with the ways of the world.
The message is
sounding out, it is the call for us to come out from among the wicked
ways of the world and embrace the purity that Christ will release for
all who seek Him with their whole heart. Please hear my heart’s cry; it
is a cry for love and loyalty not the regulations and rules of man’s