Pastor Mac Hammond | May 1, 2022

If you want to be more on fire for God, this is the message for you! Pastor Mac shared why the fire of God is important, where it comes from, and how you can stir up God’s fire in your own life. If you don’t want to be on fire for God, this is the message you need! The fire of God that comes from the ministry of the Holy Spirit is what makes Christianity come alive for us! It is what stirs us, excites us, and draws us to learn more about Jesus every day.

Dive Deeper:
In the book of Revelation, the last church that Jesus talked to was the church at Laodicea. They were lukewarm in their faith, and Jesus told them to buy gold tried in the fire. Since the Laodicean church was the last church, many consider that it correlates to our church today in the end times. Lukewarmness is evident throughout Christianity. People don’t recognize their need for God or have a desire for more of Him. One reason is because they don’t have the fire of God.

The fire of God comes from the Holy Spirit, but He will not impose it on you. You stir up the fire of God by meditating on the Word, stirring up your expectation that you will see God’s will done on this earth! When Jesus is the foundation of your works, there will be a reward for those works. No, not the reward of salvation, but a reward different than that. The Holy Spirit will purify your desires and stir up the fire of God in you, and you will see His rewards as a result.

If you want more fire of God, ask the Holy Spirit! Then, meditate on the Word. Consider what it would look like when the fire of God burned in your life. Yes, that means you will have to forfeit desires that are counter to God’s Word. Move away from sin and weight that entangles you, and then you can run with perseverance and the fire of God in your life.

Read About It:
Revelation 3:14–19 KJV
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

1 Corinthians 3:12–15 KJV
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Hebrews 11:6 KJV
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Psalm 104:1–4 KJV
Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Psalm 37:3–5 KJV
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Discussion Questions:
1. Do you have the fire of God burning on the inside of you?
2. What can you do today to stir up the flames of fire on the inside?
3. What Scriptures do you like to meditate on?
4. How can your imagination help point you in the right (or wrong) direction?

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