The message that I have for you today is Hebrews 1:7 “And of the angels He says: Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire.” (KJV) His ministers are to be flames of fire! It seems to me that no man with a vision, especially a vision by the Spirit’s power can read that wonderful passage without being kindled to such a flame of fire for his Lord that it seems as if it would burn up everything that would interfere with his progress.
A flame of fire! It is a perpetual fire, a constant fire, a continual burning, a holy flame, which is exactly what God’s Son was in the world. I can see that God has nothing less for us than to be flames! It seems to me that if Pentecost is to rise and be effective, we must have a living faith so that Christ’s great might and power can flow through us until our lives become energized, moved and aflame for God.
The important point of this, is that the Holy Spirit has come to make Jesus King. It seems that the seed, the life that was given to us when we believed—which is an eternal seed ” You have been born again, regenerated , not from a mortal origin (seed, sperm) but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.” (Amplified) has such resurrection power that I see a new creation rising from it with kingly qualities. I see that when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, it is to crown Jesus King in our lives. Not only is the King to be within us, but also all the glories of His kingly manifestations are to be brought forth in us. Oh, for Him to work in us so that we are moved with His compassion. I see that we can come into the order of God where the vision becomes so much brighter and where the Lord is manifesting His glory with all His virtues and gifts; all His glory seems to fill the soul who is absolutely dead to himself and alive to God. There is much talk about death, but there is a death that is so deep in God that, out of that death, God brings the splendor of His life and all His glory.
We are backslidden if we have to pray for power, if we have to wait until we feel His presence. The infilling of the Holy Spirit has come upon you: “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Acts 1:8) KJV. Within you is a greater power than there is in the world “Little children, you are of God, you belong to Him, and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the anitchrist], because He who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4) Amplified. Oh, to be awakened out of our unbelief into a place of daring for God on the authority of the Word of God.
Christ, who is the express image of God “He is the sole expression of the glory of God, the light-being, the out-raying of the divine, and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s} nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the Divine Majesty on high” (Heb. 1:3) Amplified, has come to our human weaknesses in order to change them and us into a divine likeness so that, by the power of His might, we may not only overcome but also rejoice in the fact that we are more than overcomers. God wants you to be “more than conquerors” (Rom. 8:37) KJV! The infilling of the Holy Spirit has come for nothing less than to possess the whole of our live. He sets up Jesus as King, and nothing can stand in His holy presence when He is made King of our lives. I feel that I need to stir you up and help you know that the inheritance of the Spirit is given to every man “for the profit of all” (1 Cor. 12:7) KJV. Praise the Lord! In the order of the Holy Spirit, we have to “come short in no gift” (1 Cor. 1:7) KJV.
This same Jesus has come for one purpose: the He might be made so manifest in us that the world will see Him. We must be burning and shinning lights to reflect such a holy Jesus. We cannot do it with cold, indifference experiences, and we never will.
As His servants we are to be flames. Jesus is life, and the Holy Spirit is the breath. He breathes through us the life of the Son of God, and we give it to others, and it gives life everywhere.