Persevere…Carry the Fire of God!
A child of God that carries the life of God without any compromise in this times have always being an enigma to the world and professing Christians alike. It is not enough to profess that we carry this life; it must become our daily lifestyle and reality, not because we want to prove something to the world but because we love and are passionate about God and ALL that concerns Him. We saw this passion in the life of Enoch. Despite the depraved times (he lived in and had a family in those wicked times), he kept the fire of God burning in his heart. God gave an instruction in Leviticus 6: 13 “A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out”. Our hearts is the altar of God now; the fire of God (passion for God) must keep burning on it and must never go out. That fire is the sign that we carry light and life in us. When you see a person without passion for God or the things of God, look for the fire. It is either quenched or about to go out! The testimony of the men of old which we love to read about is simply: ‘they carried within them the fire of God’. No matter how dire their circumstances, they were careful to not allow the fire to die within their hearts. Such men, their hearts’ desire was to fellowship with the Master; He was their inheritance.
Friend, you cannot walk with God or fulfill purpose unless you keep this fire burning in your heart. There is no in-between because being in-between or ‘lukewarm’ is our deadliest enemy and the most dangerous position of any Christ professing child of God! Do take note, the only way the fire dims is if we drift from His presence. Man was created and designed to carry the fire of God: His Presence, His Light, and Life. But man dropped this responsibility as a result of sin because it became too heavy to carry. Man started substituting fables, traditions and culture for the life of Jesus Christ. Only those that persevere will and still have this fire/light. Unfortunately you cannot just acquire it and run on your own with it. We need to draw close and walk closely with the Source so that it does not get heavy and we lay it down as others have. Friend, those that carry this fire within them are not satisfied with religious practices – such yearn for God and the reality of God. Because they seek Him, He will be found by them and He will give them their heart desire: His fellowship and He will be their inheritance. These are the sons of God that the whole world is waiting for. Sons clothed in wisdom and humility. These will do great exploits never before seen or achieved. And when the Day of Judgment comes, their testimony will be that they walked with the Lord and their fire never dimmed. What a glorious inheritance! Check the altar (heart) in you, is there fire? Put some wood on it today (Leviticus 6:12) which is the word of God. God bless you.