Thursday, 10 August 2017

Fire From Heaven

Scripture: 2 Peter 3 v 9 - 10: "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
 10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
 11  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
 12  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?"

Every morning when I come to the Lord for His desire for what is written in this blog, I hope for sweet words filled with love and kindness but the Lord tells me that His love and kindness must be in truth and that is why He is sending us warning after warning.

Our Father knows what is coming upon us and He wants everyone to be saved.  His presence in and through us on Earth prevents the enemy from tearing this Earth apart with superstorms and massive eruptions, earthquakes, mudslides, floods and fires.

The Caldera in Yellowstone National Park is rumbling and if it blows it will alter the climate of Earth for 10 years.  It will cover most of the USA with one metre of ash, killing people and crops and livestock over a period of 3 months.  That's just one fiery giant the enemy is prodding.

The other problem is thermo-nuclear war, with nations like North Korea just waiting for an opportunity to deploy their missiles onto American soil, which will bring swift retaliation and Iran will join in and before we know it fire from heaven is falling everywhere.

The war in the heavenlies started long before the Lord made human beings. The war began when Lucifer challenged God for supremacy and The Archangel Michael kicked him and his angels out of Heaven.  Lucifer became known by different names.  

Revelation 12 v 7 - 9: "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
 8  And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
 9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

This war is still on going but those who are unbelievers and violently opposed to Christianity, are now pawns in the hands of Satan to keep fighting against those whom God loves.  He loves Christians and Jews for their love for Him.  He loves the rest of the world because He sees their potential and wants their response to be positive.

So many blame God Almighty for wars, death and atrocities because they don't know anything about the evil being called Satan.  In John 14 v 30, Jesus said this: "Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me."
This was shortly before His death and resurrection.  He refers to Satan as the Prince of this world.

A Prince is the authority over a territory.  Satan is the authority over this world.  All its troubles, sicknesses and death are due to him and yet most people blame God in Heaven!  "O God why did you let this happen?" they cry.  In 2 Corinthians 4 v 4: "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."  Satan is also known as the god of this world and so the blame should be his.

I hope those who read this message, get the message! If any have blamed our God for things the god of this world has done, now is the time to change that thinking and repent.  God sent Jesus to heal, save, and give life.  Never confuse the two.  If you have done this, it could be a reason why He is not answering your prayers.  He always wants to answer us but we create our own stumbling blocks.

The only fire from Heaven we need is the fire of the Holy Spirit to ignite our hearts into a fervent desire to witness to the greatness of our God.  This witness will exalt Jesus and bring shame on those who use His name as a curse. 

Philippians 2 v 8 - 11: "And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 
 9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
 10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
 11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Jesus rebuked His disciples who wanted to call down fire from Heaven to consume a Samaritan village that rejected the gospel.  He said, you know not what spirit you are!  We are of His Spirit and there is power in our words we are not aware of.  The Lord showed it to me many years ago while I was listening to a mid morning news broadcast on the radio.  While the newsreader was speaking Jesus said, Bind a spirit of lust in that man.  I did so and immediately the man began to cough uncontrollably.  

The more he tried to speak the worse it got and the producers shut the news report down.  The evil spirit was bound and busy leaving that man and I was probably the only one who knew it.  But the Lord showed me that our voices reach much further in Spirit than we think.  When we do the Lord's bidding under His authority we reach Heaven and He does the rest.  By the way, evil spirits leave our bodies through coughing, sneezing, crying, screaming, sweating, vomiting etc.  That's why people say Bless you when you sneeze!

So let us not play with fire, but rather be mindful of the purpose of God in saving us from eternal fire and reach out to the lost and bless them with the truth.  Tomorrow may be too late and we may have serious regrets by not warning and informing those nearest to us of the fire to come.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, I am always conscious of Your love for us and Your desire to save us from eternal separation from You.  Let Your love overflow us to touch every life around us with truth.  Send Your fire from Heaven to purge us of sin and fill us with the Holy Ghost.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.