The Fire Of God, Our Heavenly Father Tests Us And Our Faith And Work In The Lord Jesus Christ Grace:


Apostle Winfree James R Sr, Writer, And Blogger 


1 Corinthians 3:13-15


13.  each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.


14.  If anyone’s work [which he has built on it] endures, he will receive a reward.


15.  If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.




Isaiah 10:17  So the Light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; it will burn and devour His thorns and briers in one day.




The fire also represents power and is part of warfare against the enemy.




Deuteronomy 9:3  Therefore understand today that the Lord your God is He who goes before you as a consuming fire.  He will destroy them ( the enemy combatants ) and bring them down before you; so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly as the Lord has said to you. 




It is the Fire of the Holy Spirit in warfare that produces the victory!  We cannot effectively do spiritual warfare without the Holy Spirit.  Without the Spirit of Truth, we have no discernment about what is attacking us.  It doesn't work to shout and rail at the devil.  We need to engage with the power of darkness against us and make it go with spiritual fire.  We find in the book of Joel a picture of God's warriors.




Joel 2:


1.  Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is Coming, For it is at hand:

2. A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations.

3. A fire devours before them, And behind them a flame burns; The land is like the Garden of Eden before them, And behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them.

4. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like swift steeds, so they run.

5. With a noise like chariots Over mountaintops, they leap, Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, Like a strong people set in battle array.




It is the fire of God that produces internal work that results in repentance.




Internal work has been a theme for us for several years.




In a recent vision, I was shown a nation that had been formed by a volcano now dormant which had become a beautiful landscape.  




I asked the Lord about the meaning of this vision and I believe this is what He revealed:




The volcano that had once erupted through the crust of the earth and flowed with hot lava and ash was now a beautiful mountain covered with lush vegetation.  It was bountiful and teeming with life.  And the Lord revealed that this was a symbol of internal work where unrighteousness and sin finally erupt producing repentance from which flows spiritual life. 




This vision was a visual aid of the Baptism of Fire upon the Nations Christ Believers!!!




My Conclusion As The Lord's Minister And Apostle:




The Holy Spirit produces His life and power in us.


Fire is the glory of God.


Fire tests our faith and work.


Fire purifies and refines.


Fire is a vital part of spiritual warfare.


Fire produces internal work that results in repentance and makes us spiritual and biblical anointed in the Lord God Jesus Christ. Amen.