Faith, Anointing, Glory & The Fire of God

Faith – We all have a measure of faith that enables us to do great things for God. Faith gives deep assurance, and our faith can grow through experience as we find Him trustworthy.

Anointing – Anointing is the power of God given to different people for different purposes. It comes from God through the Holy Spirit, and we must obey Him in order to receive it.

Glory of God – God’s glory comes from His presence, goodness and love being made evident in the earth.

The glory of the Shekinah God, the God who dwells among us. God Himself present. Glory is mystical and it happens when God comes down. God’s glory comes when we rest, worship and let God lead. Glory is the weight of God and cannot be quantified.

What should we do when the glory comes? We need to be sensitive, dying to self and adopting a posture of the heart that is completely for God and His ways. You can long for His glory, but you cannot force it.

The Fire of God

Life brings many challenges, and we need the fire of God to endure them and emerge victorious. We must learn to focus on His holy fire and not our problematic circumstances.

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. (Isaiah 64:1-3)

The mountains and nations tremble in His presence. When we enter His presence, our spirits should boil over with passion to serve Him.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

We need the baptism of fire to serve Him, and our lives will be miraculous.

… for our “God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:29)

But be assured today that the LORD your God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire. He will destroy them; he will subdue them before you. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly, as the LORD has promised you. (Deuteronomy 9:3)

Our God is like a consuming fire; He will devour our enemies.

Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. (Psalm 97:3)

“And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,” declares the LORD, “and I will be its glory within.” (Zechariah 2:5)

Our God surrounds and protects us like a wall of fire.

“As I looked, “thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:9-10)

He is a River of Fire.

There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. (Exodus 3:2)

In Exodus 3, the angel of the Lord appeared in the flames.

When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

(2 Chronicles 7:1)

We must ask for a fresh fire of God upon our lives.