Memorise: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. - 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Read: (1 Kings 18:36-39 KJV)
36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.
38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God.
Bible in one year: Jeremiah 26-27, and Acts 20:1-16
The term “fire of God” is often used symbolically in the Bible to portray the presence of God, the power of God, His judgement, His purifying work and as His emblem of the anointing. In today’s Bible reading, the fire of God was presented as a symbol of His presence and power. It is highly desirable to witness the presence of God, the outpouring of His anointing and the manifestation of His power. Whenever God decides to reveal Himself through any one of these means, natural laws become temporarily suspended, and miracles, signs and wonders of great magnitude always occur. Consequently, the children of God should always seek such special opportunities to experience the supernatural.
However, if you want the fire of God to fall, you must be ready to pay the price. You can see in today’s reading that Prophet Elijah took some deliberate steps before He called for the fire of God to fall. First, he waited for the appointed time of worship before he commenced with the repairs of the altar of the Lord that was broken down. He then rebuilt the altar in the Name of the Lord. Next, he did everything orderly and meticulously, following divine instructions. Thereafter, he called upon the Name of the Lord in prayer and thanksgiving, and God answered by fire.
If you want God’s fire to fall, you must first repair and rebuild the altar of God in your life. You must present yourself before God as a living sacrifice without any iota of blemish (Romans 12:1), and be a true worshipper who worships God in spirit and in truth. You need to adhere strictly to the instructions of God as contained in the Bible, and then you must learn to wait patiently for God. Note that there was a waiting before the fire fell at Pentecost (Acts 1:4)
The benefits of the fire of God cannot be over emphasised. It brings overflowing anointing, divine revelation, healing, miracles, signs and wonders. It leads to the suspension of the laws of nature and a transition into the realm of the supernatural. It makes you a terror to the kingdom of darkness and a true servant and representative of the Most High God. May the fire of God fall mightily upon you today in the Name of Jesus.
Prayer Point: Jesus, You are the one who baptizes with the Holy Ghost and with fire; please saturate my life with your fire.