Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

His Consuming Fire




"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire." Mathew 3:11


Wait for the Promise of the Father, which he also gave to those that heard it from him, saying, "John truly baptized with water; but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost." Acts 1:4-5


"You will receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me, even to the uttermost parts of the earth.".....Acts 1:8

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These scriptures are no less a promise to us today....and, oh, how much more we need His Power, the power of his Holy Spirit, to become his sons in the anointed administering of his Work and Will in the manifesting of his Life and Light in a crooked and perverse generation...

In the very best of us...there is no redeeming power of the soul...there is no hope beyond the grave...Flesh and blood will not enter in to His Kingdom...He is a Holy God...he alone will make of us a new creation through Christ Jesus...that same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead, will raise us...blood bought, cleansed of mortal corruption and changed in the twinkling of an eye...

It is His consuming fire, that removes the corruptible waste of our lives and fills us with his Holy Spirit, establishing his kingdom in our hearts, making us to inherit those things that pertain to that kingdom, in all righteousness.

"The things of earth become strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace." How many times I have sang that song, and didn't have a clue.

I've played church...christian...moral example...like I did playing house when I was a girl...I had many an example to follow, both bad and good...I chose the good...and never have been able to victoriously bring under control and triumph over the weaknesses of my flesh...I had all kinds of zeal...sincere desire...hope...and faith that it would come...I knew that it was only found in Christ....But I was trying to bring it about by my own effort....

After all I had been baptized with water...confessed my sins...was living the good Christian life...told others of the good news of the Gospel of Christ....but beyond that....I was powerless to live in the Power of that Gospel, from the inside out...Zeal, without knowledge is not Christ in me, administering His Kingdom through me...and the me of me...as dead as He has come ALIVE! in me...

It is the assimilation of my will into His...not to a dictator God...but to a Glorious King who rules and reigns in unfeigned love, justice, peace and righteousness...

I am His...and He is mine...and His Banner over me is LOVE.

I confess him as...King of Kings...Lord of Lords...Mighty, Wonderful, All Powerful...Holy and Just...Holy and Righteous is he...and though he slay me...yet will I serve Him...and though my heart condemn me...He alone is faithful and true....He will not deny Himself............


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