LET’S TURN UP THE HEAT…

When you are born again, spiritual things are activated in your life. You need to explore and exercise your spiritual senses so that you can learn how to navigate not only as a believer but as a Spirit-filled fire starter for the Kingdom of Heaven.

When a baby is born, they are born with all their senses and as they grow, their senses develop as well. It is almost impossible for someone to function without using their senses. This is true for the born again believer as well. In order to embrace and be effective with your senses you would need to be aware of your level of maturity first. Can you imagine grown-ups walking around in nappies and sucking on their dummies? Would this be normal or would you think that something is very, very wrong? You see when you were new in faith you still have the thinking and habits of the world (controlled by your sinful nature) and you couldn’t be spoken to as if you were spiritual people just yet. You have to first be bottle fed with milk until such time that you grow. It needs to be stressed here that being jealous of one another and quarrelling with each other is a sure red flag that you are still being controlled by your sinful nature. As you grow you start losing your appetite for milk and gain a desire and taste for solid food. Paul instructs us that are not to stay as babes. We are to spiritually mature so as to be led by the Holy Spirit.


“1 Brothers and sisters, when I was with you I found it impossible to speak to you as those who are spiritually mature people, for you are still dominated by the mind-set of the flesh. And because you are immature infants in Christ, 2 I had to nurse you and feed you with “milk”, not with solid food of more advanced teachings, because you weren’t ready for it. In fact, you are still not ready to be fed solid food, 3 for you are living your lives dominated by the mind-set of the flesh. Ask yourselves: Is there jealousy among you? Do you compare yourself with others? Do you quarrel like children and end up taking sides? If so, this proves that you are living your lives centered on yourselves, dominated by the mind-set of the flesh, and behaving like unbelievers. 4 For when you divide yourselves up in groups –a “Paul group” and an “Apollos group”- you’re acting like people without the Spirit’s influence”. (1 Corinthians 3: 1-4 TPT)


“13 For every spiritual infant who lives on milk is not yet pierced by the revelation of righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, whose spiritual senses perceive heavenly matters. And they have been adequately trained by what they’ve experienced to emerge with understanding of the difference between what is truly excellent and what is evil and harmful.” (Hebrews 5: 13-14 TPT)


“The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit”. (Romans 8:14 TPT)


To come to a place where you are being led by the Spirit of God is to arrive at a habitation in Jesus where you live and have your being from the Holy Fire of God, from the very Throne Room of God. From this place you listen, speak and do from the Fire.

Friends we need to get on fire with the Fire of God and stay there. A lukewarm faith is just not on. Not on for you as a believer and not on for Jesus. Heaven is hot, hot and if we are truly spending time in Jesus and growing spiritually we would be hot, hot as well.

The Word clearly says that we are seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places. If you are seated in Him, you should be hot. If you are not hot then you need to do a temperature check and find the causes of your lukewarm state. Being hot is being effective for the Kingdom of God. It fulfils the purposes of God on the earth.


“15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth”. (Revelation 3: 15-16 NKJV)


“He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with Him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ!” (Ephesians 2: 6 TPT)


All believers should be hot as we are in unity with Christ Jesus. God is an all-consuming fire.

“For our God is a consuming fire”. (Hebrews 12: 29 KJV)


When Holy Spirit manifests, it gets hot. When angels visit, it gets hot. The presence of God is hot. We too need to be hot and it should manifest around us.

The Bible says that we are to present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God (Romans 12:1). In the Old Testament the rituals of animal sacrifices were required by God fire was used to consume the burnt offerings. The burning of sacrificial meat was a pleasing aroma in the nostrils of God (Refer Exodus 29: 18).

Now, as we walk as spiritually mature believers and in love just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, as we walk in Jesus and in the Holy Fire of God being purged from all sin and inequities (all sinful, flesh natures), we are now that pleasing, fragrant aroma in the nostrils of our Creator. As we offer ourselves to God as living sacrifices we offer ourselves to be laid on His altar of Holy Fire, we are then open for the Lord to burn away the things that keep us from going from glory to glory, the things that keep us from going deeper into Him, the things that we need Him to Judge us for, the things that are keeping us from being His Holy Fire on the earth for His Kingdom purposes.


Apart from not growing spiritually, another hindrance in our spiritual walk is Satan and all his cohorts. Another reason that you need to dwell in the secret place of the Most High remaining ignited with Holy Fire. Demons hate Holy Fire, it burns them and makes you and your area of influence an uninhabitable place for them to dwell. Fire exposes all hiding places where sin and evil may be lurking in or around you. When Paul picked up a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a snake came out and latched onto his hand. The thing is that the snake was always there, from when Paul picked up the bundle of sticks right up to the point where the sticks came into contact with the heat of the fire – it was only then that the snake exposed itself. The heat drove the snake out. (Refer to Acts 28:3). The Fire of God will drive all the snakes around you, out. They will be exposed and dealt with. When you are hot, hot all snakes, evil and sin will be exposed wherever you go.


When you dwell in the Holy Fire of God you are everything to be effective for God. Without much effort, you simply wake up and live your life starting fires all around you. Believer it is time for the Body of Christ to stand in unity and become the most powerful force on the earth. We are fire, we are light and we are Jesus on the earth. It is for us to bring the Kingdom of God and the Will of God to this realm. As we grow in Spirit we become aware of the heat and we are driven by Holy Fire. Nothing is more important to us than the purposes of God on this earth and the price Jesus Christ paid for us to have the authority to bring forth these purposes. Not only are you a fire starter by carrying the presence of God but you also have a fire starter in your mouth.

The Word says in James 3 that the tongue is a fire and a whole world of wickedness. Just think of the power in your mouth. Let’s ask God to send one of the seraphim with a burning coal from the altar to touch our lips (mouths) removing our guilt and sin from our mouths (Isaiah 6: 6-7). Let’s now use our mouths to speak forth the written decrees of God into this earthly realm. Sound the Kingdom of God with our lips and be effective in these times to bring in the great harvest of God.

Ask God to baptize you in the Holy Spirit and with fire so that you can receive your tongues. Then pray in the Holy Spirit as often as you can. Ask God to help you stay disciplined in the things of the Spirit. Always meditate on His Word and stay focused on Jesus (one of the most challenging disciplines). If you pray, read the Word and stay focused you will be tuned in to the frequency of heaven always aflame with the Fire of God.


“4 The Lord will wash the filth from Beautiful Zion and cleanse Jerusalem of its bloodstains and with hot breath of fiery judgement. 5 Then the LORD will provide shade for Mount Zion and all assemble there. He will provide a canopy of cloud during the day and smoke and flaming fire at night, covering the glorious land.” (Isaiah 4: 4-5 NLT)


“11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirt and fire. 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” (Matthew 3: 11-12 NKJV)


Thank You Jesus for the grace to send this message to Your people. Father douse us with Holy Fire. Baptize us afresh with Your Holy Spirit. Declare us lukewarm no longer and usher us to enter our callings as written by You in our books. Help us to grow mature in You Jesus so as to use all our Spiritual senses and gifts effectively for You and Your glory Lord. Ignite us to stand in unity as believers and in authority. May we start Holy Fires non-stop in Jesus name.

AMEN


God Bless you

Shalom Shalom!!!




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