Monday, October 17, 2005

The Flame of Divine Words

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said:
“Behold this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”
Also I heard the voice of the LORD saying;
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
And He said, “God, and tell this people.”
(Isaiah 6:6-9)

Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts:
“Because you speak this word,
Behold, I will make My word in your mouth fire.”
(Jeremiah 5:14)

Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him,
Nor speak anymore in His name.”
But His word was in my like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones.
(Jeremiah 20:9)

“Is not My word like a fire?” says the LORD,
(Jeremiah 23:29)

John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize your with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Luke 3:16)

When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:28-29)

Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice was as the sound of many waters. (Revelations 1:12-15)

Faithpoint: Our God, who is Love, is a consuming fire. The fiery love of His Word is a refining fire that burns away everything that does not belong, everything that does not come from Him and could never have any place in Him. He has given His people the right to speak His Word by the power of the Holy Spirit. Why speak lesser words when we can light the way and prepare the path by the flame of divine words? Let the Holy Spirit give you utterance.