The Foundational Fire by Pastor Wales Goriola
Posted: Jan 18, 05:06 PM
Author: Pastor Wales Goriola
The Foundational Fire
"John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:"- Luke 3:16
The same fire that has transformed the lives of the great prophets of old was the fire of HIS divine presence, which God our Father has promised us in this dispensation. HIS word has come pass in our lives and in the lives of as many that receive HIM.
Elisha after been in a siege by his enemy and his servant became worried. Elisha prayed that his servant’s spiritual eye be opened that he might see what the physical eye cannot see. Here is how he put it: "And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha." - 2 Kings 6:17
Elisha enjoyed the power and the manifestation of this glorious FIRE of God – likewise, with Elijah, his experience of the FIRE of God was also awesome.
Beloved! We are baptized into this glorious FIRE of God through HIS Son Jesus by HIS Holy Spirit. The same FIRE I call “Foundational Fire” because it part of our basic life in HIM.
The Fire Lead. When we dwell in HIM and walk with HIM the Fire leads us. Here is what the Bible says:
"And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people." - Exodus 13:21-22 (1 Corinthians 10:1-2, Isaiah 4:5).
When the Fire leads us, it also encamps our life to preserve us, to keep us from the evil of this day as we obey Him and walk HIS will. Remember HE said: "Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries." - Exodus 23:21-22
The Fire is God’s presence in our Life.
The Bible says: “And the appearance of the glory of Jehovah was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. And Moses entered into the midst of the cloud, and went up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.” - Exodus 24:17-18
While some cannot partake of HIS presence – we are redeemed to dwell in HIS presence just has Moses did. The same FIRE of HIS presence that consumes the unclean spirit becomes the FIRE that purifies your life. It’s sanctified and empowers you.
I want to let you know that if you receive Him and dwell in HIM, the same Fire will dwell in your Life. The Bible says HE kept them throughout their journey."For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys." - Exodus 40:38.
We pray HIS FIRE will be upon all our lives by day, and by night, throughout all the days of our journeys on earth.
Remember the Bible says: "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire." - Hebrews 12: 28-29
References: Exodus 3:2, Exodus 40:38, Leviticus 9:24, Deuteronomy 4:10-13, 1 Kings 18:23-24
You are blessed, we love you!
Pastor Wales Goriola
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