Thursday, May 24, 2012

Embrace the Fire of God!

Embrace the Fire of God!

by Bobby Conner
May 17, 2012

It 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 legalism.