John answered and said to them all, “As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you [a]with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Jesus said “I am come to send fire on earth…..”
God appeared to Moses in a fire
Above the tabernacle was by night fire…..
Says “god is like a refiners fire…”
At Pentecost, fire fell from heaven….
So, lets talk about fire for a bit
In order to get a fire going, the atmosphere has to be right
Heat – Fuel – Wind
This would be known as a fire triangle
Take away any 1 of those 3 components and the fire goes out
20 When you run out of wood, the fire goes out.
Now let’s take that same concept of the fire triangle and turn it around into a spiritual conversation.
1 John 5:7
7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
Father, Son, Holy Spirit
Put those three together and you got FIRE, take away any one of the 3 and you have no fire.
Father – HEAT
Son – FUEL
Spirit – WIND
God the Father – This is the heat source
20 Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, My anger and My wrath will be poured out on this place, on man and on beast and on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground; and it will burn and not be quenched.”
1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”
3 “Your nakedness will be uncovered, Your shame also will be exposed; I will take vengeance and will not spare a man.”
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
5 Then you will discern the fear of the Lord And discover the knowledge of God.
That is the HEAT source
God the Son – The FUEL
17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.
21 so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—
The Holy Spirit – THE WIND
This brings the POWER
22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
2 Corinthians 3:17
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
God wants us to be set a blaze for him, to be on fire for God!
It is time for the Church to once again be on fire…
This happens only one way – Trinity – Fire Triangle
Embracing God in His fullness….
Law – Grace – Power