Fire Fall

Who in their right mind would pray for God’s fire to fall on them? But it wouldn’t let me go, I couldn’t shake it. It seemed like every song I was led to listen to, every preaching I heard and every spiritual image I saw was that of fire. For weeks, time and time again my daily thoughts bought be back to praying for His fire to fall on me.

 

Because I couldn’t shake it, I knew it was the Holy Spirit. So instead of resisting it, I lifted my arms to receive. My prayer was, “Yes Lord, let your fire fall afresh on me”. To thrive in my current season, I need a fresh touch from Him. I asked Him for fresh oil, fresh anointing, and for power to do all that He’s called me to do. Then as God always does when you commune with Him, He will speak truth to your spirit. He gently whispered, “Indeed, I come to dwell with you as you abide in my presence. But I also come to refine, to purge, and to burn away”.

 

Ooh. That sounds a bit painful. Who wants parts of them burning away? Who wants to feel the searing pain of their flesh boiling, bubbling up and falling off? Who wants to feel the sting and smell the stench of singed hair and burning flesh?

 

And I’ve got plenty of experience being burned. When I was two years old, I got a third degree burn on my elbow after leaning up against my great-grandmother’s potbelly stove. I still bear the mark on my elbow. In my early youth, I got 2 bad iron burns on my legs that are still prominent today. When I was about 10, I ran up to tell my mother something as she was smoking a cigarette and I can still see the burn on my shoulder today. I’ve been burned by people who said they cared only to have betrayed me. Yes, the evidence of the burns is still there but the salve has been applied and I am healed.

 

Today, I raise my hand like a second grader eager to answer the teacher’s question and I say, “Ooh..ooh…ooh pick me!”

 

Yes Lord, let your fire fall on me. With the fire comes your presence. With the burning comes your healing.

 

 

In the bible, His fire is often a manifestation or representation of His presence, His being, His power and His judgment. His fire burns white hot. He is pure, holy and righteous.

 

“But who will be able to endure it when he comes? Who will be able to stand and face him when he appears? For he will be like a blazing fire that refines metal, or like a strong soap that bleaches clothes. He will sit like a refiner of silver, burning away the dross. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, so that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the Lord.” Malachi 3:2-4

 

I welcome his purification. I want my offering of praise to be acceptable in His sight. I want Him to burn away those things in my life that are not becoming. I want my offering to be a sweet smelling aroma. Oh but the stench of my:

 

~Anger

~Irritability

~Frustration

~Resentment

~Jealousy

 

Those things will fall to ash when consumed by His fire.

 

If you desire His fire to fall afresh on you, join me in prayer.

 

Oh Most Gracious and merciful God, I come boldly before your throne that is ablaze with fire. I look into your eyes oh Lord that blaze like fire. You are the ever-burning flame. Let that flame remain lit in my life. I thank you for the fire that purifies me. I thank you for your fire that burns away impurity, leaving behind that which is precious in your sight. You oh God, are Esh Oklah, a jealous God and a consuming fire. Consume my heart. I will burn brightly for you. My embers will glow as a light in the earth for you. Thank you for your fire that empowers me, equips me, purges me and goes with me.

 

Join me in worship as we welcome the fall of His fire.

 

 

Stick with me for the next few Mondays as we’ll be talking about the fire of God. May your heart be set ablaze.

 

As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!
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6 replies
  1. Sybil Street
    Sybil Street says:

    Yes Lord, I desire His consuming fire to burn up every and anything that opposes His will and a fire that propels me forward with passion to fully pursue His will! This was a great post, sweet sister, that truly touched my heart! I just happened to be here to take a look at your about etc and notice the title of the post and I was curious so I began to read and I’m so glad it did. Thank you for your obedience in delivering it!

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  2. Brandi Jefferson-Motley
    Brandi Jefferson-Motley says:

    Oh my sister, I can’t even type from my phone because of how the tears welled up in my eyes after reading your post today. I just woke up not even 15 minutes ago and your post was one of the first notifications in my phone and as soon as I saw the subject “Fire Fall” it confirmed what I intended on speaking on in my blog today. Being burned and going through the fire have been on my mind so much. After reading the blessed word that came from your post, my spirit was led to meditate on Isaiah 48:10, “Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver, I have tried and chosen you in the furnace of affliction.” Your post and the song by Grace Williams has ministered to me in a way that I can’t even convey in words. I thank you for your obedience in sharing that message. How GREAT is our God ❣

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    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Sweet Friend,
      Yet again the Lord has seen fit that we dance together in the spirit. This message has had me in its grip and won’t let me go and I have so much to share I didn’t intend for it to be a multi part series but now it will be. May we continue to have heart set ablaze for his glory. Also, music has been one of primary vehicles I’ve used during pray time to call down the fire from heaven. Preshea Hilliard Fresh Fire, Grace Williams Consume Me, Burning Desire Jason Upton.

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