top of page

Fire

Matthew 3:11 (NASB)


He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.


Fire has many cleansing properties. It burns away the dross and impurities. It also provides heat, warmth, light, and comfort. A child of God baptized in the Holy Spirit demonstrates conviction, boldness, and certainty that stuns the world. When the Jews saw the eloquence and courage of Peter and John, they realized that they were with Jesus (Acts 4:13). A fire burns away chaff and lays bare the ground. The fire of the Holy Spirit cleanses the innermost being of a man's soul, laying everything bare in the sight of God (Hebrews 4:12-13). When the Holy Spirit convicts a man, his immediate reaction could be repentance (Luke 5:8) or worldly sorrow leading to damnation (Matthew 27:4). The arrival of the cleansing fire of the Holy Spirit in a man also changes him physically. He can endure temptations, hunger, and suffering (Matthew 4:1-3). His countenance becomes determined and brave, and his face is like chiseled granite (Luke 9:51). Ultimately, that soul is regenerated and grows in love, holiness, and the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). John's water baptism leads to repentance, but ultimately, the baptism of fire in the Holy Spirit sets us heavenward.

5 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Light

Acts 13:47 (NASB) I have made you a light to the Gentiles. Light can be blocked, shut out, diverted, reflected, or absorbed but never extinguished. The only way to extinguish light is to destroy the s

Died

Dead to sin but alive to God

Follow

Matthew 4:19 (NIV) Follow Me. Many believers mistake this verse to mean to follow their minister or preacher. To follow the Lord Jesus Christ is to follow Him, heart, mind, and soul, and not to follo

Comentarios


bottom of page