SEND DOWN FIRE? | But you are on fire already!

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It is always common to see Christians gathering, pleading and crying for fire! Those who do usually do this with zeal, hunger and thirst for the extraordinary! Well, one way to stop hunger is to eat! There is nothing you do about hunger that will stop it except you eat! In the same way, crying for fire with all of the zeal and sincerity doesn’t make it more available than God has already made it! If there was any fire God needed to release, he released all of it in the Holy Spirit. Every single thing the Church needs to function as Church on earth has been released to the Church. Paul writing to the Ephesians made a very remarkable statement saying “you have been blessed with all spiritual blessings!” (Ephesians 1:3). The Amplified version of the Bible renders it this way “May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!”
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There is no single spiritual blessing for the Church God has not made available by the Holy Spirit! From the moment one became born again and receive the gifting of the Holy Spirit, that person have received every of God’s spiritual blessings without any exception! It is as we faithfully handle from the minimum that we begin to appropriate the maximum rightly! You don’t start a thousand kilometre journey from the 100 kilometre spot, you start with a step! So, the sincerity and honesty of people requesting for fire doesn’t mean fire isn’t available! The soberness of those asking God to rent the heavens and send down revival doesn’t mean God hasn’t given us His fire to cause revival anytime we want on earth! And we ourselves are being revived on daily basis! We are being revived not in the sense that the life of God in us is dying out but in the sense that as we walk in the light of the word daily, we are being motivated by the word to do more and more!
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The only thing God can do to cause His fire which is already in you burn is to constantly bring the revelation of how much fire you already have in you! God isn’t pouring down more fire than He has brought by the Holy Spirit! It is the Holy Spirit that is the fire of God and outside the Holy Spirit, there isn’t more fire elsewhere that we have to pray for! It doesn’t matter who said you have to pray for fire! How to burn isn’t by praying for fire it is by carrying out the ministry assignment God has already given us by our Lord Jesus Christ. If Jesus asked us to go heal the sick, then we should go ahead and keep healing the sick! If Jesus asked us to go preach this gospel, then we have to go ahead and preach the gospel. There is no point waiting for any fire when you have the fullness of God in you which is the Holy Spirit.
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After the upper room experience, there has never been anytime and anywhere the Apostles prayed for fire to be sent down! John said in Matthew 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 fire.” The baptism of the Holy Spirit isn’t separate from the baptism of fire! The baptism of the Holy Spirit has fire embedded in it! The Holy Spirit often manifest as fire signifying that this is what keeps us burning! During the upper room experience, the Bible said the Holy Spirit came upon them like tongues of fire! First, the tongues to me mean they received unction to speak Jesus with fire and power! There is no Holy Spirit without fire and there is no bigger or better fire elsewhere aside the Holy Spirit! The capacity at which we burn can increase overtime but it doesn’t mean there is more fire coming, it only means we are appropriating more of what has been given to us.
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Revival isn’t the work of the Holy Spirit! It is the duty of the believer to cause revival. Revival isn’t what you keep praying and crying about, it is what you start doing! I see so many sincere believers lost in tears and crying “send us fresh fire oh God! We want to burn for you!” But hey! You may be sincere but sincerely wrong! What happened to the fire of the Holy Spirit in you? Has it grown stale? Has it become liquidated? You simply can’t exhaust the Holy Spirit! You can’t exhaust the supplies God has already made on you! Crying for fresh fire is ignorance because the fire of the Holy Spirit is ever fresh and didn’t go stale!
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After the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, there has never been a retrieval of the Holy Spirit! After this outpouring, Peter got more than 3000 people saved on that day and they went in this might all through the days of their ministries on earth. Any experience that isn’t consistent with the word of God doesn’t pass the test of being a useful teaching resource for the believer! I don’t want to know about any experience that makes mockery of the finished work of Christ! You have all of the power and fire of God in the Holy Spirit and when you walk in this consciousness your voice begins to pour out this fire as you preach the gospel! Jesus never asked us to pray for more of the Holy Spirit after the Holy Spirit has been given. He rather made it clear that once the Spirit is out-pour, the major activity of the Church should be to preach the gospel! In the preaching of this gospel there is demonstration of power! Stop asking God to send you revival! He sent Jesus, He sent the Holy Spirit and that is all that He’s got to give! By given the Holy Spirit, God has given out His own active Spirit and this means having all of God! The Holy Spirit takes off the weight from you, enough of the struggle! Stop wishing and start living!
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The Holy Spirit even though could make our meetings very alive wasn’t just given for that purpose! There is more to why the Holy Spirit was outpour on earth. A gun packed with empty bullets would make just about the same noise the gun packed with live bullets but the difference is the end result! The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to keep the Church running! Jesus said “I will build my Church.” He never asked us to build the Church, He never asked us to even try fighting for the Church! He simply gave us a task, to reach the world with the Good News of this kingdom! What the fire of the Holy Spirit does to our human emotions is that it turns on our passion for the gospel! If you have the burning desire to pray “Oh God! Send us fresh fire!” Then what you should actually do is to translate that passion into works! Just go ahead and do the work of the ministry with the fire already burning in you and you’ll see the manifestation of that power in greater dimensions. There are dimensions and you can only get to these dimensions as you progress in your work as a soldier of Christ’s kingdom.
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Often time people want to say they paid certain price for certain fire! You could pay for a candle and match box but not the fire of the Holy Spirit! All your fasting, tithe, seeds, offering and just about every other thing you hinged your hopes on couldn’t even produce a flame! When people talk about the price they paid for the fire, I am left to wonder “which fire exactly?” I am so sure it isn’t the fire of the Holy Spirit! This fire isn’t a bit of our works but has everything to do with what Christ has done! This fire isn’t an award but God’s special gift to His people for the purpose of living just like Him and having the experience of Him. Why try to pay for what God has given already? Your prayers, tears and all of that will not make it anymore available than it has been! So, when you want to pray about the fire, say “thank you Lord for setting me ablaze for you! I am on fire for you, and now I burn for you.” Then, go out and really burn!
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Blessings.
I am George O.N
The Man-In-God
#GracefulGeorge