As I was praying, I saw in a vision of a tiny flint stone that is used to cause a “spark” that causes a fire to begin.
I will liken a tiny flint stone that shall spark a fire, but you must first have a little tinder and kindling to quickly start a fire.
For you to become a spiritual fire starter, you can’t have lasting hot fire unless there are earthly elements of wood, hay, and stubble present in our lives.
To spiritually burn away all dross in our lives, we must allow The Holy Spirit to work on us as we humble ourselves and yield to this change of life process.
If we won’t surrender to refinement and allow earthly things to burn away what keeps us bound to this world, we won’t be able to be refined and defined by The Holy Spirit to be made vessels of honor fit for the Master’s use.
God desires His best for His children and knows better than we, what must happen to begin this process of burning away and cleansing all the chaff off our lives, and every earthly thing in our lives.
We yield to the process of burning away of every natural element with the fire of The Holy Spirit. He shall cause there to be made known the manifold wisdom and witness of God that manifest the benefits of our refinement.
Our fleshly and earth-bound body doesn’t burn away for nothing and there are important reasons for that.
The fire is not a comfortable place to be in. It is especially hard during the burning of all the earthly, fleshly things and especially relationships.
Our relationships are very necessary places in which we cannot avoid this process and think we will grow up into Him. This hard-fleshly process burns away our physical earth bound lives so that we can rise in newness of life.
It is a good thing to continually ask God to keep us humble, broken, and lowly of heart. It is in the daily grind and process of the refining fire that we must learn to yield to this very uncomfortable place, so what makes us feel bound and out of control, and what is earthly in our lives that keeps us bound to this world, it is burnt off.
Then as we are sparked, it ignites the wood, hay and stubble in our earthly life, so that we burn for God becoming flames of fire.
The LORD wants us not only to be around the camp fire for the benefits. His desire for us that we get into the fire!
For us to Ignite Revival Fire in our lives, there needs to be an ongoing process of burning away what is earthly and that catches the tinder and kindling to burn.
Before any spiritual fire can happen, however, we must repent from sin and all earthy endeavors to abide in the fire, being that flame of fire.
We must acknowledge that we must die daily to our flesh and continually allow the fire of revelation to burn up hell’s deception.
Even troubles refine and define us. It is not easy. When we set our mind to do something, we must have the integrity and the mindset that it is done! That is excellence.
We (for example) are like that flint rock and the people, wood. You shall spark a fire so that it will burn away purge away the dross so the newness will emerge.
As you learn to abide and not resist the process of The Holy Spirit, your life seasons will afterwards becomes like pure gold, silver and precious stones without the dregs.
“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay stubble; every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive areward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire,” 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 KJV.
“Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house,” Ezekiel 3:6-9 KJV.
“And of the angels he saith, who maketh his angel spirits and his ministers flames of fire,” Hebrews 1:7 KJV.
“Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 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 12:26-29.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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