IN THE FIRE
I am the God of fire, whether you see Me in a burning bush, the fiery furnace, or tongues of fire at Pentecost. My fire brings revelation, burns away chaff, and also refines. No matter what kind of fire you are in, trust Me to use it for My glory and My purposes in your life. For I am an all-consuming fire! When you are dedicated to Me and My Kingdom, there is no reason to fear the fire, because you are hidden in Christ. Therefore, walk holy and blameless before Me.
Surely I prepare a table before you in the midst of your enemies. Enemies have never been a problem for Me! For Christ defeated every enemy at the Cross! You are My weapons of warfare, and My warfare is not like the world's. I say, "Overcome evil with good." and "Bless those that curse you”. This is not weakness, but rather strength. My battle plan has always worked, as you can see through the ultimate sacrifice of My Son, the ultimate display of love. He was a pure, innocent sacrifice who willingly died on a cross for the sins of the world. He laid down His life. It was not taken from Him.
Therefore, willingly lay down your life, and then you will truly live. For in your willing and obedient sacrifice, I can burn through any darkness, and reveal Myself in and through you to a lost and dying world.
Daniel 3:23-25 Living Bible (TLB)
23 So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego fell down bound into the roaring flames.
24 But suddenly, as he was watching, Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in amazement and exclaimed to his advisors, “Didn’t we throw three men into the furnace?”
“Yes,” they said, “we did indeed, Your Majesty.”
25 “Well, look!” Nebuchadnezzar shouted. “I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire, and they aren’t even hurt by the flames! And the fourth looks like a god!”
Hebrews 12:28-29 Living Bible (TLB)
28 Since we have a Kingdom nothing can destroy, let us please God by serving him with thankful hearts and with holy fear and awe. 29 For our God is a consuming fire.