Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
The fire of the Holy Spirit is said to be a revival Spirit. Jesus coming would bring a revival with no end. His coming be by the power of the word of the Holy Spirit as well as his journey be across Israel and beyond by the power of God. Power of God never comes by man decision by the will and desire of God. We are never in control of God, not even using the name of Jesus and commanding the devil to flee. It is only the power of God that the devil flees in the name of Jesus. This is why when one prayers in the name of Jesus it must be in accordance to Godís ordain will for a personís life. Abraham had freedom in his life time except in relationship to the will of God. God willed Abraham to prosper through obedience, but faith was a choice. Abraham desire to go to the promise land no doubt was part of Godís calling on his life, but to have a family that would stretch through out the ages, was far beyond the dreams of reality for Abraham. After all his wife was beyond child bearing years. Yet two offspring would arise even in todayís history and present history, and future history.
There is a point to this message Godís call on Christ was to do the will of the Father by the Holy Spirit. He did more then just teach on this earth and heal the sick. He did enjoy life, and even went to celebration of his day and time. Yet his call to preach was clear. He went as a flame of fire. Yet is message is still a flame of fire meaning the message of the Holy Spirit and God the Father. The message is called love first and then judgment. Giving people hopefully time to respond to the call of love before the judgment of life or death for eternity. Jesus would be a King, A mighty God, and a Prince of Peace. Yet most never understood Jesus would come to be ruler of our hearts and not always our laws. Defining factor of our laws is Godís love for humanity to have a choice. Society choice of law is standard that all people can follow without it being grievous to their ideas or ways. Interesting thing about the law is Godís law from the beginning came with a standard of obedience, yet disobedience always brought judgment. Jesus coming was to kick the devil off the hearth and down into the fire pit of eternity. Devil has only a short time to run upon this earth, mean time people are choosing who they follow. The devilís way or Godís way. Yet Christ return will not only destroy the law of man but establish the law of Christ. The legalism of the church will be abolished. Christ and God will reign by the Holy Spirit upon the earth. There will be no need of any other kingdom besides God. When this kingdom comes is when Christ comes to reign, not before. His time of reign was not on earth with His first coming. It was to get the fire kindled upon the earth of what Christ kingdom would be like. What it means to follow Christ as Lord, yet we have a barrier of human law. A law God allows by humanity choice. God did warn Israel what it would mean to establish a king. Now God sending a King that will rule for eternity. Laws written on the heart of the believer by the Holy Spirit.
These titles giving to the Messiah only speaks of who He truly is, through His time of reign is at the heart right now and transfer into our actions, it will one day be only those that chose to believe in Him. For the judgment of Christ will destroy and defeat the enemy. Everything not of God will be destroyed by fire. Godís people will walk through fire and not be burnt. They will not be destroyed. Jesus kingdom is already burning upon the earth. Yet with His return His judgment will destroy.
Dear Heavenly Father help us to understand the real reason Christ came into the world to begin the fire burning of both faith, love and hope. To call His people not His own, but to give them eternal life through faith in Him. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Matthew 3:11-12 KJV
(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:
(12) Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.