Good day to all, peace and love from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
As I watch this earth through the eyes of the Spirit of God I received through Jesus I have noticed a lot of forces consuming the earth, and lot of forces consuming people.
The word consuming means devour, absorb, take over, or engross.
There were fires consuming Santa Barbara, and Los Angles in June of this year that consumed over 5000 acres. Have you ever looked at fire and noticed how it consumes everything in its path? As I watched the fires on the news that was in Los Angeles the Holy Spirit spoke to me about my Father resembling a consuming fire. Is your love for Him consuming you? So much so that there is no other god, idol, living, or material possession that can be above Him? So much that you are a stranger here because your love for Him has taken you past this world into His unseen Kingdom.
This word consumed used by Satan would be for Him to consume people with the spirit of deception, confusion, lies, and twisting what God has given them. Many today think Satan leaves those he has in his possession alone, but he sends his children to redirect and deceive believers. Those He sends into the church are living a deception and they don’t even know it. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing, Satan is deceiving them and other sheep are following.
Matthew 7:15 Watch out for false prophets. "They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.
Satan is at work through his children as God is at work through His. Satan does not leave his children alone, he sends them out in the world and in God’s church, just like God sends them out into the world from His church. We have Satan trying to consume the people in the world to use in God’s body of believers attacking one believer’s body or temple at a time, and they are like a consuming fire wiping out God’s truth.
This word used by God would be for Him to consume the lies of Satan by all He gives His true children through His Spirit of truth. Through His Spirit in them they have the power, to destroy the deception, take those back who Satan is holding in captivity, and through Him they can change their name to true children of God. This would be God’s chosen children sent out in the world to draw people to His true body of believers, and destroy all false hood in His body of believers that Satan is trying to possess.
We have God trying to consume His true children by His love for His Son and the Son’s love for the Father. This love between the Father and Son cannot be shaken by any other love or desires! No one can separate the love of God between the Father and Son witch we all receive through Christ in our souls. Satan has no power against the love between the Father and the Son through the Spirit of God in a human spirit. Are we today being consumed by our love for God through the Son that nothing or anyone else is above?
Deuteronomy 4:23 Be careful not to forget the covenant of the Lord you God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the LORD your God has forbidden. For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, and jealous God.
The fire of the jealous God consumed Jesus when he faced the “religious” people mocking his house of prayer. He had so much passion for His Father it consumed him like a fire…
John 2:15 So he made a whip out of cords, drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle, he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! How dare you turn my Father’s house into a market?” His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.” Then the Jews demanded of him, “What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this? Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days. The Jews replied, “It has taken forty six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days.” The Jews replied, “It has taken forty six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body.”
The religious leaders thought Jesus meant the “building” or the physical “house” he would raise, but He meant His body. They thought he was upset about the “building” being disrespected but it was their spiritual bodies they were disrespecting, because it was made to be full of prayer and submission to God His Father, and they were dishonoring Him with pride in themselves, greed, and their religious reputations being more important than He was. He did not care about his own honor, but He did care about His Father’s honor being revealed falsely.
They were disgracing His Father by putting other gods above Him which were themselves, and the laws and traditions of their religion above Him. They were allowing themselves to be full of deception, pride and ignorance. He revealed His righteous anger, this is the part of Jesus many do not understand today, because the “gentle” spirit was pushed to something else because of his consuming love and passion He had for His Father had consumed him like fire.
Most “Christians” today do not have the love and passion for God to the point it has consumed them like fire in standing against the false prophets of today. There is many other gods above him in his church today as there was then.
Today the “religious” still think he is talking about the church building, the church “business”, when he is talking about our bodies being His temple consumed by compassion for Him above all else. He still is consumed with the fire and compassion for his Father through the Spirit of Christ in his true children when the religious people of this day do not treat their bodies as temples full of prayer and devotion for Him. Are you one of those children that has been taken over by the consuming fire of His love?
He gets consumed with anger through His Spirit when the “religious” of today defile their bodies as His temple putting other idols above Him. There are many idols today that “Christians” put above him that he is jealous of. Is His Spirit consuming us with His love above all others like His Spirit consumed Jesus? Is our love and sympathy for ourselves consuming us above our love and sympathy for the Son and Father? Are we being deceived and consumed by the second commandment being more important than the first?
Has our “religious” reputation consumed us and become our idol? Has our stubbornness and strong will consumed us so we are not able to discern God’s will for ourselves? Has our love for money consumed us? Has the cares of this world consumed us? Has our love for pleasure in this world consumed us above Him? Has fear, unbelief, or lack of knowledge consumed us so we cannot discern His Word of truth? As other desires consumed us so we don’t crave His Word or Wisdom?
Today if you turn to Christ he will reveal what is really consuming you, and give you what you need to be consumed by. His fire and his compassion for His Father can live in you when you put Him above all other gods and idols.He will give you His love for the Father, reveal the Father’s love for you through Him so you will never be shaken by the idols of this world, and the false prophets that you face. He will give you others to share the love between the Son and the Father with so you can build up His unseen Kingdom.
He will bring others into your life the love Him as you do. He will give you knew interest and desires, His interest and desires for other souls, and they will take you past yourself. He will give you enough peace and compassion for Him that surpasses all your understanding to speak all truth for the building up of His Kingdom without fear, against all false prophets that are taking over His body of believers.
Hebrews 13:25-29 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the Heavens. The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken-that is, created things-so that what cannot be shaken my remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.
I would much rather be consumed by God’s love through His Son than consumed by His wrath, or the deception of Satan. I much rather live in a Kingdom that is not shaken by all He gives me of Himself through His Son. If you want to be a part of His Kingdom and not part of this world, then let see to it that we only listen to Him, and not refuse Him when He speaks to us. We can have the power of His Son through the Cross to refuse the power and deception of Satan, and His false prophets that reveals the true children of God that He wills us to be. May His consuming fire of love take you today where you have never been before!