fire_of_god_in_his_steps_creating_futuresFire of God-Part One
Introduction
In this series of spiritual nuggets, we are going to discuss the fire of the Holy Spirit. The fire operates in two modes, the fire either destroys or refines. And the fire either comes because of our foolish sinful decisions, or because the Lord is molding and shaping us into His image. As a believer, in the light of eternity, it really does not matter what caused us to go through the furnace. Ultimately, we become a reflection of Jesus Christ. However, it is much easier to experience the cleansing/refining fire of the Holy Spirit instead of the consuming fire of the Holy Spirit.

Every one of us is going to experience trials, tribulations, sufferings, troubles, discouragements, disappointments, heartaches, sickness, and disease. This comes with life. These afflictions either come from our willful sinning or the actions of others. No amount of money, faith, prayers, or confessions will prevent us from the hard knocks of life. This is the result of the fall of man. In the midst of these afflictions the fire of the Holy Spirit is at work.

It is our premise that each of us will go through one of two furnaces:
The Furnace of Consuming Fire/Fire of Judgment or The Furnace of Refining Fire. The choice is ours. We can actually choose what furnace we will go through.. In the furnace of consuming fire we will smell like smoke and in the furnace of refining fire we will not even get singed.

Regardless of the fire, we cannot run or hide from the Fire of God. As a matter of fact, if we try to avoid the fire, the heat will become greater. So, we can choose to embrace the fire or foolishly try to avoid the Fire of God.

In the nuggets to come we will define each furnace or fire of God, give a warning to those who willfully sin, and give hope to those who are going through the refiner’s fire. Our next nugget will be on the Furnace of Consuming Fire/Fire of Judgment.

Fire of God-Part One, Introduction
Fire of God-Part Two, Consuming Fire
Fire of God-Part Three, Refiners Fire
Fire of God-The Silversmith

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Richard Dover

Richard is the founder of In His Steps-Creating Futures Richard has been involved in ministry for over for over 28 years. Some of the areas of ministry he has been involved in is addiction and sober housing ministry, community development, evangelism, jail & prison ministry, pastoral counseling, police chaplaincy, Radio & TV ministry, street ministry, youth ministry. Richard also was an outreach pastor and senior pastor.

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Fire of God-Consuming Fire | In His Steps · June 13, 2021 at 6:36 pm

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