Letters From God

Dove

Julie Andrews

 

Fire!

The One coming after me will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and Fire

When God does things to establish His pattern and His ways He expresses it in different ways . He points the direction before it is finally revealed. There are warnings - watch for this, that is coming!. He doesn't just suddenly spring something on us. He is very fair and even handed in His dealings with us - revealing His actions before they happen.

At the present point in time there is no exception. There are warnings, signs, predictions galore that Jesus is coming, and soon. We, mankind, have "known" it for 2000 years. It is one of the last things Jesus told us when He ascended into heaven before the disciples and followers "If I go I will come again"

The mockers scoff at this  - where is He? Well not here yet, But definitely 2000 years closer to coming than when He left! Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it wont. God is giving us time to be ready, time to come to repentance, time to be saved from destruction.

Because this time the destruction is FINAL. We are told that the time of the end will be like Noah's time. That could mean so many different things and possibly most of them are correct, God is limitless. One word has a plethora of meanings and depths. If mankind has a tendency it is to restrict God, reduce Him to our level of understanding because we are trying to quantitate Him by us - who we are.

But God is not a man (that He should lie) He is Other, outside what we are. By His Spirit placed within these who have received it He can reach us and reveal Himself - but only as much as we individually allow or give Him permission to do. He does not overwhelm or overpower us with His incredible fullness because we couldn't actually receive it in our present form. Quite simply, He would blow all our internal circuits! Fry Us. So He has to restrict His revelation for us and help us grow towards Him.

But He is always pointing the way forward, encouraging us into greater depth and understanding. Showing us the depths of His Being according to our faith and trust. This is why everyone has a unique and special testimony. Because each of us is unique and special to Him. We are not clones. The testimony of Jesus is the same but the experience is tailor made for each of us. God is Limitless!

So Holy Spirit and Fire. Noah's warning of a Flood - absolutely New! And outside the experience of everyone at that time. The earth was not the same as now. It was vastly different. So when Noah was building a huge boat he was doing something that was completely outside the understanding of the people around him. They couldn't comprehend it, so they mocked and scoffed until the very day that the rains started.

Then they might have realised how the huge boat would have been helpful, but by that time it was too late for them. They were outside the boat/Arc, on the wrong side of the equation. So too when the Lord returns in His power and might to judge the world in our future. If you haven't prepared for His return its going to "take you by surprise" you won't be ready and what then? To try to scramble for preparation then will be too late. The choice will have been made. The saved ones will be in "the Arc".

The fire of the Holy Spirit baptism is for Now. It is for the last days. It is for the Bride of Christ who is set apart and anointed for the last days time. We are in the time of the return, the Bridegroom is Coming and He is gathering His army, His Bride, His people around Him for the all-out last and final battle with the enemy.

It has been 2000 years in coming and it is here now. The last generation is being born as we watch and they will have the latter day anointing, the fire of God poured out on them to face an enemy who will stop at nothing trying to destroy them. But the battle is already WON, Jesus has already conquered death and destruction. God is able to save those who He holds in His hands. No one is left behind, or out of place.

We are to Rejoice that our redemption draws near. Saints will lose their lives, there will be martyres again. And not just in far away lands. It will be up close and personal. That is why there needs to be Fire, a burning of holiness within, a personal conviction of God's purpose and destiny in those called for this conflict that far outweighs anything we have seen yet.

The time of lukewarm is passed. Now is the time to buy gold tried in the fire, a gleaming white robe of righteousness to hide our nakedness, eyes that are anointed to see and ears that hear the call of the King of Glory who comes knocking at our door. We must invite Him in without reserve to sup with us. He has promised that if we do this He will grant us to sit with Him on His throne. We will be literally seated with Him in heavenly places. It is a promise for our time and it is necessary if we are to overcome as He overcame.

Now is the Time of the Fire that will fall from heaven upon the prepared and ready ones. Who have extra oil, extra anointing needed for this time. It will be as never before, just like Noah's time. He built and prepared an Arc, a place of safety in a time of water judgment.

Are we ready and prepared for the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord? He will judge by Fire so we need to be "on fire" for Him.

If you match the heat of the fire to come with the fire of God within, you will be equal to it and not harmed.

Matt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Rev 3:14-22 Lukewarm warning and promise of overcoming