Friday, 6 February 2015

Friday Inspirations: Fire 3 Angle By An Anonymous Writer


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Matthew 3:11- He shall Baptise you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.

By this scripture, I am reminded of the fire triangle principle been taught me in my Health and safety class.

According to this principle, 3 factors have to be present before there can be a successful fire

These factors include; Heat (ignition), Fuel (combustible material) and Oxygen (environment).

A combination of this 3 factors can create a wild fire. They depend on each other so much that if any one of them is missing, the fire goes out immediately.

The heat: This is the source of the fire. it is the ignition point of the fire. it is the point where the first spark is born. The Holy spirit is the igniter of our spiritual flames. He comes into us as a spark when we are baptised.

Several places in scripture we see that His presence carries an ambience of fire along side. When the disciples received Him, He was ushered in as cloven tongues of fire (Acts 2:3) and He is referred to as the Spirit of Burning (Isaiah 4:4).

Just as fire can go out as quickly as it is ignited, the Holy spirit can be quenched as quickly as He is received into our hearts (1 Thessalonian 5:19).

The posterity of this spark lies dominant in the presence of the other factors.

The fuel: Fire is very voracious in nature. As soon as it is born, it seeks to consume all that stands in its way in other for it to grow and stay alive. Like a child that is born crying out for the first sulk of the mothers breast, Fire desires the milk of combustible materials to keep it alive. Leviticus 6:12 tells us that the fire doesn't go out because every morning, wood is put into it. The fuel is the Word of God. It is regarded as the fire wood (Matthew 3:10b), the rod and branch out of the stem of Jesse (Isaiah 11:1), as the vine (John 15:5) and the tree of life (Revelation 22:2).

Another combustible material is a willing heart, a willing person. Isaiah 61:3 calls us trees of righteousness and the plantings of the Lord. Just as Jesus is the vine, we are also branches and branches are equally as combustible as vines Therefore, a thirsty heart is highly combustible.

Oxygen: This can be regarded as the right environment. Just as physical fire needs oxygen to burn, The Holy ghost fire needs the right environment to burn in.

Matthew 3:11- He shall baptise you with the Holy ghost, and with fire. Whose fan is in His hand.
This I why the Holy spirit's baptism here was followed along with a fan so as to fan into place the right oxygen for combustion. Every time you see a roasted corn seller by the roads side marketing her roasted corn, you will always find a fan near by. This fan is to fan the right oxygen so that the fire can effectively burn.

We are to take heed not to ignite this Spirit of burning in every place that we see, but in the place which the Lord shall choose because the Holy ghost's fire requires highly inflammable environments (Deuteronomy 12:13-14).

The Holy Ghost's fire quenches unnegotiably in certain environments and becomes highly inflamed in other environments.

Environments of bitterness, unforgiveness, immorality, complaining and murmuring, depression and the likes of them, smother and suffocate the fire while environments ventilated with purity, praise, worship, right relationship and associations cause the Holy ghost to be a wild fire.

It is therefore imperative that all three factors for effective combustions must be present in the life of the believer. 

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