Monday, July 1, 2019


John the baptist came, preaching the
kingdom of God. He said:“As for me, I baptize you with water for
repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I
am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy
Spirit and fire. 12“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will
thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat
into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
Matthew 3:11,12.
Those who have believed the gospel, repented and
been baptized in water are promised the baptism in the Holy Spirit,
Christ dwelling in them, revealing Himself in and through them.
However, there is another baptism that the born again children of God
will experience, and that is the baptism by FIRE, the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit Fire will burn inside the child of God, to
purify him of all unrighteousness. It is the chastisement and
correction of the Holy Spirit, making and molding him into the
perfect instrument for the Master's use. Like clay in the hands of
the potter, so are we in the hand of the Lord. If we are moldable, He
will form and make us into a utensil, suitable for His use. If we are
stubborn and unyielding, He will discard of us. The process of
forming and molding will be painful and uncomfortable, because our
form will be changed from a useless lump of clay to a useful utensil,
from a self serving person to a disciple, dedicated to do the will of
God.. We read in Romans 9:20,21 "O man, who answers back to God?
The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me
like this,” will it? 21Or does not the potter have a right over the
clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and
another for common use?"
Every branch that produces fruit
will be pruned, so that it can bear more fruit. The dead wood will be
cut out. The wayward branches will be trimmed to shape the tree so
that it can bear more fruit. This is a work that none of us can do on
ourselves. It is a work that the Holy Spirit does, through FIRE. If
we rebel, moan and complain, stop bearing fruit, we will get cut off
and burned.
The purpose of the baptism of FIRE is to change
us, to make and mold us into suitable instruments in the Master's
hand. The FIRE of the Holy Spirit works perfection in those who
endure with Jesus and yield to Him.
You will go through the FIRE,
if you have accepted Jesus. He does not forsake the works of His
hands, but we must not shrink back when He works on us We read in
Hebrews 10:39 " But we are not of those who shrink back and are
destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their
Will we shrink back, when the fire comes, or will we
persevere until the end with Jesus?
May Jesus bless you.

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