The Fire of God
“For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:29
Another weapon of warfare that we want to discuss here is the Fire of God. It is a terrible ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’ that God has provided for the Christians against the enemy. It protects guides and fights for the Christian. But unfortunately, the church is not making adequate use of this spiritual lethal weapon. Yes, I call it ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’ (W. M. D) because it is deadlier than the nuclear, atomic, leaser and hydrogen bombs of this world. You cannot relate with God for a reasonable period of time without noticing that fire is an indispensable attribute of his presence and actions. In the bible, you will always see fire being associated with the presence of God. For example, Leviticus Chapter nine and verse twenty-four said that, “Fire blazed forth from the LORD’S presence and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar.” Then, book of Revelation chapter four and verse five also said that from his throne come flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And that in front of the throne are seven lamp stands with burning flames. There is always a constant emission of fire and power from the presence of God. You will be right to say that you cannot separate fire from his nature, essence and manifestation. At his throne, there is a constant emission of lightning, thunder and flames. When he is happy and wants to receive your sacrifice, he descends with fire. When he wants to manifest to his people, he shows-up in fire and smoke. When he wants to lead them out of slavery, he protects them as the pillar of fire and cloud. When he wants to fight for them, he comes with chariots of fire. My God!
When he decided to anoint the disciples with the Holy Spirit, he also came with tongues of fire. When he wants to give assignments to his prophets, he comes as burning bush. The fire will be burning without consuming the leaves. And when he gets angry with his enemies, he consumes them by fire and sulphur. Then, if you remember, God told the Old Testament priests to make sure that the fire in the tabernacle doesn’t go off. So, part of his nature is combustion. Now, God protects his people with fire. When the Israelites were coming out from Egypt, we were told that the pillar of fire led them in the night and it also turned to a pillar of cloud at day. When the Egyptians came dangerously close to apprehending them on the way, the same pillar of his presence retreated to the back, forming a barrier between his people and the attackers. This protected the Israelites as it made it impossible for their pursuers to come closer. Listen: “Then the angel of God, who had been leading the people of Israel, moved to a position behind them, and the pillar of cloud also moved around behind them. The cloud settled between the Israelite and Egyptian camps. As night came, the pillar of cloud turned into a pillar of fire, lighting the Israelite camp. But the cloud became darkness to the Egyptians, and they couldn’t find the Israelites.” Exodus14: 19-20. God will use his fire to fight for you from today in the name of Jesus. He will cause great, thick darkness to come upon your evil pursuers. They will surely grope, stumble and fall for your sake! They will look for you and will not be able to find or reach you again.
The Fire of God was ready to protect them day and night. It transmutes according to the time, circumstance and situation. But the assignment remains constant - to protect God’s people. Look at what happened there, immediately it sensed danger, it automatically turned into fire from cloud, and the angel of God that has been visibly walking with them also retreated to the rear. All these supernatural configurations and realignments instantly, successfully blocked, blurred and incapacitated their enemies. This is what God will begin to do for you. Praise God! You also know about that spectacular experience of the servant of Prophet Elisha. He was overwhelmed, caged with fear until God opened his eyes to see the impregnable wall of divine defence around him and his master, “So one night the King of Aram sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city. When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere.. ‘Ah, my lord, what will we do now?’ he cried out to Elisha. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ Elisha told him. ‘For there are more on our side than on theirs!’ Then Elisha prayed, ‘O LORD, open his eyes and let him see!’ The LORD opened his servant’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.” 2 Kings 6:14-17. Yes, there are horses and chariots of fire surrounding you now. Don’t be afraid! Always ask God to send his fire to protect and fight for you, your family and the church. Them that are with us are greater and stronger than those against us! We will continue. Share this message with others. God bless!
Rev Gabriel Agbo is of the Assemblies of God, Nigeria and the author of the books / audiobooks: Power of Midnight Prayer, Receive Your Healing, Breaking Generational Curses: Claiming Your Freedom, Never Again!, I Shall Not Die, Move Forward, Power of Sacrifice and many others. (All in major languages of the world). Tel: 08037113283 Facebook: Pastor Gabriel Agbo E-mail: [email protected] Website www.authorsden.com/pastorgabrielnagbo Twitter: pastorgabagbo