Prophet Isaiah 6:1, the Lord is sitting on a throne high and lifted up, and the train of His robe fills temple. God’s Eternal Light is the Original Source of Flaming Radiating Fire described by prophets seeing God in Revelation 4:9. The living creatures give glory, honour and thanks to God Who sits on the throne, to Him Who lives forever and ever. “God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne.” Psalms 47:8 God’s Light and Glory Shines through Christ’s Shining Light in us. God imparted all authority and power to Christ who in turn imparts the light of God into Christian believers.
Christian followers receive Christ’s Light in them so believers become the light of the world. Believers receive the gift of God’s Spirit through Jesus directly from the Almighty God Source of Consuming Fire. This is why on the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit manifested as tongues of fire. The fiery Fire of God transforms and purified refining into pure diamonds. So the consuming fire of God destroys the dross to clean the transformed person refined into the child of God. Spiritually speaking works of darkness are exposed by the fiery light of God that burns the evil works of magic books, charms as done in Acts 19 when people were saved.
After having Christ’s Light in life we walk in the light of God bringing light into the darkness of the world. People see Light of Jesus in believers who have the Spirit of God as a flaming fire in them. God’s Spirit Fire is Powerful so scatters and destroys all evil forces of darkness trying to get near in Jesus Name so Thank God for our Victory.
Jeremiah 23:29 says God is a Consuming fire in believer’s mouth and God is an all-consuming fire stated in Numbers 11:1, Deuteronomy 5:25, Deuteronomy 9:3, 2 Kings 1:10, Psalm 50:3, Psalm 76:83, Isaiah 33:14, Luke 9:54, Hebrews 12:29, Revelation 11:5. God performs miracles, saves, heals through pastors, ministers, evangelists, workers and intercessors who are Hot Flaming Fires Conquering, Destroying, Burning evil to ashes and rubbles in Jesus Name.
God’s Word is Fire in our hearts, burning fire, shut in our bones full of all comfort of God’s Divine Presence and Protection in Jesus Name to defeat evil in Christ for us. God is Consuming Fire in believers Hot on Fire for God. God’s Consuming Fire Equips to Fight fire with God’s Fire Weapon pulling down strongholds Jesus Names. So believers are on fire for God’s Kingdom progress through eternal fire.
God’s Fire Fights enemy fire so Saints Catch God’s Holy Spirit Fire in Jesus Name for Victory. The fire power of God exceeds all other fires so Bible says the believer’s weapons are not carnal but spiritual pulling down of strongholds. Some put confidence in chariots and horses but Christian believers put their trust in God to save and deliver them in Jesus Name as vessels of honour.
God’s Eternal Presence is symbolized as sanctuary altar lamp. An everlasting light of eternal flame shines in Jewish and Christian places of worship not extinguished. The menorah candlestick represents almond tree in Exodus 25:33 and in Exodus 27:20-21 of the Torah as God commanded.
The children of Israel to bring pure oil olive for light for the lamp to burn always in the tabernacle of the congregation without the veil before the testimony. Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD as a statute for ever unto generations on the behalf of the children of Israel. On tops of trees, oil lamps were lit as God’s light to the world, like a city on a hill cannot be hidden. God’s Word is also like hammer breaking rocks in pieces. The Lord Jesus Christ, the perfect manifestation of Yahweh, is just and will rule the earth in righteousness during the Millennium.
HEAVENLY SUNSHINE: In Psalm 84:11, God is Sun and Shield Who gives grace, glory and good things to all who walk uprightly. The Sun is larger than all the planets put together so the Sun is powerful. As we truly comprehend how Powerful God is, we give Glory for The Magnificence of God. God gives eternal light to believers to help others walk uprightly. The Sun was created to “rule the day” in Genesis, 1:16, Psalm. 136:8. He shall be light of the morning, when the sun rises in morning without clouds in Joel 2:2. As Joseph saved the world from famine so Jesus saves souls from eternal death.
The first occasion in Scripture the Sun, Moon, Stars, came together is in Genesis 37:9 of Joseph’s dream. He related to his brothers and said, “Lo, I had a dream; behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed before me. It was when God revealed plans and purpose for Joseph’s future as leader as father represented the nation of Israel. The sun, moon and stars represented Israel and God’s prophetic gift for Joseph to be ruler in Egypt. Joseph’s family recognized and accepted God’s call upon Joseph like Christ.
The dream of Joseph represents the Messiah who would come to rule over Jacob, Rachel and descendants of Israel. Jacob came before Joseph in Egypt and 11 brothers bowed in worship. The sun represented Jacob, the moon, Rachel and the eleven stars, Joseph’s brothers who represented Israel. In revelation 12 Israel and the Messiah face satan’s attempt to stop the kingdom of God from being set up on the earth. And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, upon her head a crown of twelve stars. In Revelation 12.1 appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of 12 stars: Rev.12.2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. Rev.12.5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne in Rev.12.7 There was war in heaven: Michael and angels fought dragon (devil) in Rev. 12. 10. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Rev.12.13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child Revelation 12.17. So devil is angry with the woman and declared war against her remnant faithful seed Israel Jews keeping God’s commandments and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. The woman represents true descendants of Israel and believers faithful to Jehovah Nissi. John sees the believers clothed with special revelation light from God reflecting His glory. The crown with 12 stars on her head is 12 apostles from 12 tribes of Israel who laid foundations for new covenant Church en-grafting gentiles and living in the City of Lights. In Matthew 9:2, Jesus said, Verily I say you, That you who followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. In Revelation 4:10 the 24 elders fall down before Him Who sits on the throne to worship Him Who lives forever and ever,“The 24 elders and 4 beasts fell down and worship God on the throne saying, Amen; Alleluia.” And cast their crowns before the throne saying, Thou hast maintained my just cause, Thou sit on the throne judging righteously in Psalms 9:4. The mystery of both Jews and Gentiles united in one body through Christ the second Adam in Ephesians 3:4,6, 27, means all are saved because Christ takes away sins through His New Covenant. The New Covenant applies to all believers, Jews and grafted Gentiles combined. God also appeared as pillar of fire at night to be with the Israelites during their journey in the wilderness.So significant Moses on Mount Horeb saw the baffling sight of bush burning, but not consumed by the flames and the angel of the Lord “appeared to Moses. Flames of fire” in Exodus 3:2 means long- lasting fire kindled by God. I AM appeared to him in a blazing fire bush that burned, and yet did not burn away; an emblem of church in bondage. God was concerned for suffering so explained He had seen the misery of His chosen people, the Hebrews in Egypt held as slaves. God came down from heaven to rescue them so hand picked Moses to carry out the task of exodus of people. And Moses parted Red Sea, Moses saw God face to face to receive on Mountain 10 commandments. God I AM appeared to Moses in a fire but the tree did not burn. This precise location is visited daily by people from all over the world.History is incomplete without Moses who inspires us with his faith as we are awestruck at what he did for God but Moses was just a regular person. There are so many true living history stories of fire in the Bible. Those who accept Christ are purified by the fire to be worthy of God’s Presence. The depth and breadth of God’s knowledge interpretation inspire us to study the jewels of God’s treasured words to continue to follow the values that make believers a light to the nations. Those without Christ are burned, scarred, ultimately consumed by the flames of the world and perpetual hellfire like Sodom and Gomorrah. Not so the children of the King of Kings.
The effect of such heat on Christians is purification, not destruction. Moses saw the power of the Most High God in a blazing bush. Christians have to witness to others to live in the flames of the world without being consumed by them. Though pelted by fiery darts, our joy remains intact; our peace remains in place; and our future is assured. Standing undaunted amid the flames that surround us is a powerful testimony to others. Daniel and his two fellows withstood the heat of Nebuchadnezzar’s furnace untouched. We do the same today in many places and circumstance.
Moses who saw the consuming fire God and Messianic Jews are used by God to impact the world so Israel is being saved with believing Gentiles. Zechariah 8:23 says, in those days, 10 men from the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, Let us go with you for we have heard that God is with you. The Messianic Jews are a Light to the nations through Christ’s salvation, the Word of God and fulfilling the great commission. Elijah won great victory by consuming fire from heaven upon God’s sacrifice on Mount Carmel to restore salvation to God’s people, so Elijah will be active again in end-time prophecy. Elijah and Moses will return to fulfill end-time prophecy. In 2 Kings 1:9-18 Elijah told Ahaziah’s captain of 50 with fifty, king will die because he consulted Beelzebul instead of asking God to heal him.
Elijah told them, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.” Fire came down from heaven and consumed them.11 So he sent another captain of fifty with his fifty who also died by fire.'” So the third Captain and his 50 were humble, so Elijah went to see the king who still died for consulting idols which God forbade unlike King Hezekiah’s life extended. Elijah called fire from heaven, to consume haughty, daring sinners; not to secure himself, but to prove his mission, and to reveal the wrath of God from heaven, against the ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. Jesus the Saviour did not allow the disciples to do same in Luke 9:54 because of God’s grace, mercy, glory, not own reputation. The Lord judges men’s practice principles accordingly third captain received mercy of God and Elijah. The Christian walk with God is like bonfire of righteous living light and warmth, for God is light (John 1). A complete separation from God means darkness of hopping between heathen practices so must choose to serve Master God.
Elijah faced challenges of dark moment of ministry as a direct consequence of winning the battle. Elijah transported by God’s Chariot of fire provided went alive into God’s Glorious presence of eternal light in heaven. God instructed others to continue God’s work as Elijah left into God’s Glory.
Sunshine is good for warmth, supply of vitamins A,D,K, but staying in the sun beyond minimum daily time required to produce vitamins is not recommended. So skin is protected by clothing or natural sun protective substances.
We remember practical Bible study by sharing and eating freshly baked sunshine biscuits during fellowship.