TOPIC: SOUL AFLAME FOR GOD
Fire Scripture: Jeremiah 20:1-10
Jeremiah 20:9 “Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forebearing, and I could not stay”
When you are burning for God, worldliness will run away from you.
Let your soul receive the fire of God by fire, in the name of Jesus.
Man is of three parts: the soul, the spirit and the body. A soul must long for God in order to be set aflame. The burning desire of love for God and His service are what will set the soul aflame. The soul of man is the centre of will and desire. It is the propelling force of the body.
A soul that has been redeemed is like a pilot’s light; it is always burning. Most believers experience initial enthusiasm, bold perseverance, willingness and readiness for the service of the kingdom, but as we journey along the narrow way, we get weary.
Beloved, that is the point you just have to turn the gas on and let it burn in your heart. The second chapter of the book of Revelation encourages the church in Ephesus to remember the first love she forsook.
Ask yourself, do you still have the first passion you had then for the gospel? The miles you travelled in the sun and in the rain, just to be in the service for God, what happened to it? The evangelism you did then, what happened to it? Where is the initial fire that was in your bones and made you uncomfortable unless you are in the vigil and church service?
A soul that is aflame for God cannot be quenched by the cries of the dead formalism or be blown out by the wind of apathy and politics. A soul aflame for God will not be affected by the lukewarmness that plagues the Church today. When a soul is aflame for God, it cannot be choked out by worldliness or materialism. A soul that is burning for God will declare, “Others may but I cannot.”
Daniel was asked not to call upon any other God except the god of Nebuchadnezzar, but because his soul was aflame for God, he could not obey such an order.
Similarly, Jeremiah prophesied to a generation that had forgotten the God that redeemed them, but they did not listen to him. He threatened not to preach nor prophesy anymore in the name of God, but the flame of God that burned inside him made it impossible for him to keep quiet.
Beloved, today you just have to turn on the gas in your soul and be aflame for God.
1. Fire of God, fall upon me, in the name of Jesus.
2. My spiritual life, come out of spiritual mortuary by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. Anything in me quenching the fire of God, come out by fire, in the name of Jesus.
4. Hands of the living God, take me to the mountain top, in the name of Jesus.
5. O God, arise and set my soul aflame, in the name of Jesus.
6. Powers from my foundation tying me down spiritually, release me and die, in the name of Jesus.
7. Fire of God, burn in my soul, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Kings 20 – 21