There are times we feel spiritually dry, not excited about the things of God...causing our spiritual "fire" to burn out.
Elaine Tavolacci writes a key article about this and how you can rekindle your fire with the Lord again.
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Recently, the Holy Spirit showed me a picture of a camp fire that had died out, but underneath it the embers were still red hot. The embers radiated heat long after the fire was put out and could easily ignite again if they were stoked, poked or if wind blew upon them. The embers were smoldering, which means that they are still burning, yet without a flame.
Like this depiction, some of you have lost your zeal for the things of God and you need your fire to be rekindled.
In the book of Leviticus, and throughout the Old Testament, God sent fire down upon the offerings and sacrifices on the altars. Although the fire was kindled by God Himself, the priests had to continually keep it from ever dying out. This required a regular removal of the ashes and anything which would hinder the fire from burning. Jesus wants to ignite the fire in your life once again and remove anything that is preventing this fire from being rekindled.
Leviticus 9:23-24 (AMP), "Moses and Aaron went into the Tent of Meeting, and when they came out they blessed the people, and the glory and brilliance of the Lord [the Shekinah cloud] appeared to all the people [as promised]. Then fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell face downward [in awe and worship]."
An altar is prominent in the Bible as "God's table," a sacred place for sacrifices and offerings to God. Fire is used often as a symbol of God's presence with His holiness. The Lord sent fire on Elijah's sacrifice as he called upon Him to prove to the prophets of Baal that He was real. When David built an altar, the Lord sent His fire down on David's offering (1 Chronicles 21:26). (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
In 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 it says, "When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from Heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the [Shekinah] glory and brilliance of the Lord filled the house. The priests could not enter the house of the Lord because the glory and brilliance of the Lord had filled the Lord's house. When all the people of Israel saw how the fire came down and saw the glory and brilliance of the Lord upon the house, they bowed down on the stone pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and praised the Lord, saying, 'For He is good, for His mercy and loving kindness endure forever.'"
Many people are calling down the fire of God in their lives but they are not willing to make a sacrifice. For others, the fire that was once burning on the inside of of them has been extinguished by the soot of the world, and they desire to be ignited once again. The apostle Paul said, "Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship" (Romans 12:1). The Lord wants to supernaturally ignite that flame inside of you.
Jeremiah said, "...But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not." (Jeremiah 20:9)
The Lord says, "You have built an altar before Me, and you have made sacrifices which I have set My fire upon, but you have not been able to keep this fire ablaze. Allow Me to rekindle the flame that has diminished. Allow Me to rekindle the fire once again that the enemy has continually tried to extinguish.
"Don't allow anything to annihilate your zeal for Me, but stir yourself up once again. Allow Me to breathe upon the embers to rekindle that flame that has died out. Throw off the weights of oppression that are causing this fire to smolder.
"Renew the passion that once burned in your heart and allow Me to release My glory in your life in an unprecedented way. Don't allow the cares of this world to weigh you down and drag you into a place of complacency. It is time to refocus and renew the passion that you've once had. As you take your eyes off the natural realm and look to the supernatural realm which is unseen, I will empower you to accomplish all that I have assigned for you to do. (Photo via Unsplash)
"Receive the fresh impartation of My fire and allow the embers of your heart to be reignited once again. Remove any debris and anything that is causing the embers to smolder, and as you do, expect to receive divine encounters. As you take the limits off Me and allow Me to ignite a passion in you, you will once again experience My glory.
"Allow Me to remove discouragement and set you ablaze once again. Don't resist the changes which are needed to bring you into the fullness of what I have for you. Allow My Word to penetrate your heart as a fire shut up in your bones. Do not allow weariness to overtake you, but resist any spiritual fatigue that tries to put out this fire.
"Do not be moved by adverse situations but continue to fan the flames and stoke the fire once again. As you allow My fire to consume your life, it will soon become an inferno, and you will become ablaze with My glory to advance My Kingdom on this earth as it is in Heaven," says the Lord.
Leviticus 6:13, "A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out."
2 Timothy 1:6 (AMP), "That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands with those of the elders at your ordination]."
Jude 1:20-21, "But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life."
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A Word in Season
Elaine Tavolacci resides in Staten Island, New York. She has been a student of the Word for twenty-nine years. She has a prophetic gift as well as a ministry of encouragement, which teaches the Body of Christ to walk in the fullness of what the Lord has called them to. She teaches others how to be overcomers in every area of their lives and understands the power and authority that Jesus has assigned to them. Her ministry, "A Word in Season," has been an encouragement to others for nine years. She has learned the transforming power of the Word of God and encourages others that nothing is impossible with God.
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