LET THE FIRE FALL
Alright. Beloved friends, what a pleasure to be with you on air today again. I remain your friend and Pastor Amara Uwaeziozi. I trust that the messages we’ve brought to you have made some impact in your life.
Today, we’ll bring you another message that is very important in our time; and it’s titled, Let The Fire Fall.
LET THE FIRE FALL
I want to read a portion of the Bible from 1st Kings Chapter 18. I will read from verse 21 to verse 24.
1 Kings 18:21-24
21 And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word. 22 Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. 23 Therefore let them give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other bull, and lay it on the wood, but put no fire under it. 24 Then you call on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God.” So all the people answered and said, “It is well spoken.
Let us pray.
Heavenly Father The Father of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, as we bring this message to YOUR people, grant YOUR servant utterance and anointing that, O GOD our Father, will bring The Word of GOD, that will cast light in the hearts of YOUR people. At the end of this message, let YOUR Name be glorified, and let YOUR people hear life…in JESUS Mighty Name. Amen.
Beloved friends, one of the things The LORD said to me when I was in UK – HE said, “Go back home and Kindle Fire”. So, I am bringing this message, because it’s a spiritually directed.
If the fire falls, and as usual, fire spread, fire is useful; it can also be destructive. in the days of Nebuchadnezzar, he kindled fire to consume The people of GOD namely: Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. But GOD, The Creator of fire, The Controller of fire, entered into the midst of fire, and made the power of fire ineffective. And I want to say to everyone and to my listeners, every fire Kindle by the adversary against you and I against your family and against the church – the Body of CHRIST in Nigeria will become ineffective…in The Name of JESUS CHRIST. Every fire Kindle by the enemy against you by The Name of JESUS CHRIST, that fire will become ineffective, and will not perform the duty for which it is kindled…in The Name of JESUS CHRIST.
In the Book of Isaiah 43:2, the Bible tells us a promise of GOD to the children of Israel originally which is also very relevant to us. Isaiah 43: I want to read from verse 2.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
I want to tell you that you are indestructible by fire, as long as you are on the side of GOD. Any fire kindled by the enemy is already neutralized in your life…in The Name of JESUS CHRIST. The bible says here, when you pass through fire. When you pass through fire. It didn’t say you will not pass through fire. But it says, when you pass through fire, you shall not be burned. And I want you to rise up and repeat after me, “O LORD, let the fire kindled by the combined forces of darkness in Nigeria be neutralized…in The Name of JESUS CHRIST. Let the fire kindled by the combined forces of darkness be neutralized in our nation…in The Name of JESUS CHRIST. Amen!”
Beloved friends, I want to leave that one there. There is now need to bring fire down. Elijah brought fire down in a period when Israel entered into dark days. There was apostasy, apathy and idolatry in the land. The king Ahab, the queen Jezebel had thrown Israel into full-blown apostasy. Believers in the Almighty were being killed. Prophets of GOD became endangered species. Prophets of Baal were feeding fat. Elijah stood for GOD. There is need for those who will stand for GOD in our time. And that’s why at a time Moses The Servant of GOD asked a question; and the question is still valid today: “Who is on the LORD’s side?” if you are on the LORD’s side rise up and shout, I am on the LORD’s side. You realize that it’s one man against 450 prophets of Baal – Elijah alone standing against 450 prophets of Baal. According to our scripture there were also 400 prophets of Asherah. Then the King and the queen were on the side of the Prophets of Baal. The Bible says that Elijah alone was standing for GOD. Elijah alone was standing for GOD. Elijah alone was on the side of GOD. May GOD raise another Elijah in our time…in The Name of JESUS. May GOD raise for you another Elijah that will stand on the side of GOD to contend with the false prophets of the day, with the prophets of Baal and Asherah…in The Name of JESUS CHRIST.
We need The HOLY SPIRIT fire in our lives. When JESUS poured out the HOLY SPIRIT on The Day of Pentecost, HE came with fire and rested on the heads of the disciples. HE said HE will baptize us with The HOLY SPIRIT and fire. Fire is a symbol of the presence of GOD. When GOD revealed himself to Moses, at first, HE came as fire. Fire was burning a bush, but the bush was not being consumed. The leaves were not being consumed. And as Moses proceeded to look at the site and to find out more, then he realized that GOD was there. HE said, this place you are standing on is a holy ground; because that is the revelation of GOD. Fire represents the presence of GOD. Fire consumes: as we find that in 1st Kings chapter 18. The Bible says that the fire that fell consumed the sacrifice, consume the water, consumed the stones. Fire consumes. Fire convicts. The fire convicts. When the people saw fire…when they saw fire come down, they said, The LORD HE is GOD; The LORD HE is GOD. They were now convinced that The MOST HIGH, The Almighty was the rightful GOD to be worshipped instead of the Baal. The King and his wife were promoting. They said the LORD HE is GOD; The LORD HE is GOD.
When fire comes people are also converted; when fire comes people are converted: people are convicted – people are converted, then, sin is consumed. The sinful life is consumed.
What did Elijah do to call down fire? The first thing he did was to repair the altar of GOD which has been broken down. Repair the altar of GOD which has been broken down. What does the altar represent? The place where human beings meet with The Supernatural; and in the case of Elijah: where they offer sacrifices unto GOD – acceptable sacrifice unto GOD. Elijah repaired the altar of GOD, the place where he stood and called upon GOD. I want to invite you today to repair the altar of GOD in your house, in your family. Do you still hold family altar prayer either personally with your wife, with your children? GOD will enable you to repair the altar of GOD in your family, and fire will come down: the presence of GOD will come down, the presence of GOD will be assured.
The second thing is that altar unites us; the enemy divides us. It is at the place of meeting with GOD that we are in unity: we are in unity. The Bible says, behold how sweet it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. The altar is a place of unity. Outside the altar, we are divided. The enemy divides us, where there is no altar.
May we repair the altar of God in our nation: the altar of intersection and spiritual warfare, and we will be united to deal with our common enemy.
Altar is a place of sacrifice. Elijah repaired the altar and placed the sacrifice upon it, and called upon The Name of The Lord. Men and brethren, repair the altar of sacrifice. Sacrifice is one thing that is receding In our time. People are no longer ready to sacrifice. Material things are living their lives. JESUS left us an example, that we should follow HIS steps. HE sacrificed HIS life for us. Altar is a place of atonement. It’s a place of atonement. It was at the altar of Cross of Calvary and Golgotha that The LORD JEAUS offered HIS life and procured atonement for us.
Altar is the place where you go to obtain atonement – the place where The Blood of JESUS was shed.
At The Cross [the hymn writer begins to write],
At The Cross, where I first saw the light,
And the boarding of my soul lifted their way,
And I received salvation.
Secondly, altar is the place of Thanksgiving. Altar is a place of true worship of GOD.
Altar is a place of vow. Elijah repaired the broken altar. When he repaired the broken altar he called upon The Name of GOD, and fire came down. See what happened: the halting people, confused people, compromisers, saw The Power of GOD. They saw the presence of GOD. They saw fire come down. The pretenders: hypocrisy in the church saw The Power of GOD. The people who were one-leg-in-church-one-leg in Baal they saw fire come down, and they said The LORD HE is GOD. The LORD HE is GOD.
Today, in The Name of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, I say, let the fire fall. Let the Fire of The HOLY SPIRIT fall. May you catch fire today…in The Name of JESUS. May The Fire of The HOLY SPIRIT alight upon your life…in the name of JESUS. May fire come down in our nation and revive the people of GOD to repair the altar of our GOD…in the name of JESUS CHRIST. Let the fire fall.
Let us pray.
Heavenly FATHER, The FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, may the fire of revival fall. May the fire that will depict YOUR presence fall in our nation. May the fire that will recover compromisers and pretenders and halting people fall. May they see YOUR presence in this nation again…in The Mighty Name of JESUS CHRIST Amen.