Topic: Baptism Of Fire
Luke 3:15 -17
Luke 3:16 – John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.
Baptism means to be immersed in something. There are three types of baptism in the Bible namely: water baptism, Holy Ghost baptism and fire baptism – John 3:5.
Fire baptism means to be cleansed or purged with the fire of God, and also to be filled with the fire of God. Fire is the symbol of the power and presence of God (Hebrews 12:29). Baptism of fire also means cleansing of our lives from worldly pleasure. It is to be consumed with the zeal of God’s work.
John the Baptist prophesied that believers will be baptised with fire. It was fulfilled first in the lives of the disciples at the Upper Room on the day of Pentecost.
The church was born with fire. This fire must continue to burn till the end of age. After fire baptism, the timid, doubtful and dejected apostles became courageous (Act 2:14), powerful (Act 9:34), miracle workers (Act 2:43) and they had zero tolerance for sin (Act 5:5).
This promise is for believers, not for pastors or ministers only. Beloved, it is time to arise and get the fresh fire of God, so that we can demonstrate the power of God to the dying world. This is the time for you and me to pray until we become flames of fire (Hebrews 1:7) and the word of God becomes fire in our bones (Jeremiah 20:9).
The world is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. To be baptised by fire, you must first submit your heart to God in repentance. You must be born again. Then be baptised in water as a sign that you have surrendered your heart to God (Act 2:38).
It is then you can seek God to baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Keep burning for God and as you do so your fire will be increasing.
To be effective as a Christian, you need to be baptized by fire.
Let the fire of God burn ceaselessly in your bones, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN – Let the fire fall, let the fire fall
They were gather’d in an upper chamber,
As commanded by the risen Lord,
And the promise of the Father
There they sought with one accord,
When the Holy Ghost from heav’n descended
Like a rushing wind and tongues of fire:
So dear Lord, we seek Thy blessing,
Come with glory now our hearts inspire.
Let the fire fall, let the fire fall,
Let the fire from heaven fall;
We are waiting and expecting,
Now in faith, dear Lord, we call;
Let the fire fall, let the fire fall,
On Thy promise we depend;
From the glory of Thy presence
Let the Pentecostal fire descend.
As Elijah we would raise the altar
For our testimony clear and true,
Christ the Saviour, loving,
Healer, Coming Lord, Baptizer too,
Ever flowing grace and full salvation,
For a ruined race Thy love has plann’d;
For this blessed revelation,
For Thy written word we dare to stand
1. Father, incubate me with the fire of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
2. Lord, release Your tongue of fire upon my life and burn away all spiritual filthiness, in the name of Jesus.
3. Let every anti-power bondage break in my life, in the name of Jesus.
4. Father, make me to hunger and thirst for righteousness, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, let the zeal for Your work overshadow me, in the name of Jesus.
6. Lord, take me deeper and higher in You, in the name of Jesus.
7. Lord, give me victory over the works of the flesh, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Prov 30 – 31
Also Read: Our Daily Bread 18th June 2021 Today Devotional – The Life of Peace
MFM Daily Devotional 18th June 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.