Time: Psalm 97: 3. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. 4. His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
God is a fire answering God.
He answers by fire when we call on Him.
There are two sides to our God, the consuming and the purifying side.
In as much as He purifies with His fire, the same fire consumes also.
Those who are on the side of God are purified by His word. Psalm 12:6.
The purifying fire of God’s fire brings out the best in a man.
A part of God’s love, is the purifying ability.
God purifies His own through many ways such as; rebukes, difficult times, and many more.
The fire of God will not purify His enemy.
Enemies of God are devil possessed men and women that stand against God’s church, God’s children and also His instruction.
In 1 Kings 18, we saw how Elijah the prophet of God called down God’s fire from Heaven and consumed the sacrifices in his fire contest with the prophets of Baal.
The Bible further tells us how God’s prophet slew all the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, as their god couldn’t bring down fire.
1 Kings 18: 40. And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
We see the fire of God answering to the call of His children.
Its not a joke when we pray fire in the camp of our adversaries, it happens as we declare.
Another story is seen in 2 Kings 1, as the prophet of God placed a demand on his calling as his life was being threatened and immediately, the fire of God came down and consumed his foes in their numbers.
The first captain and his fifty, and the second captain and his own fifty all were roasted by God’s fire.
Let’s daily live on the side of God where His fire can protect us, defend us, and fight for us.