Day Thirty-eight = Revival Fires Fall
And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them, distributed among them, and rested (Acts 2:3)
Fire! Fire! Fire! Screamed the little boy as he pushed his fire truck around the living room floor. Mom enters the room and lovingly quiets the child. “Shhh little Johnny you are going to wake the baby!” “But momma there’s a huge fire!” replies the boy as he continues to play. We are taught from a young age that fire is hot. It will burn us, it will consume everything in its path. Elijah was counting on those very same truths as he prepared to call upon the all consuming fire of the Lord.
Fire is powerful. It has the ability to spread almost instantaneously. It has the ability to leave lasting effects on anyone or anything in its path. Fire is all-consuming, all-encompassing pure power. If a fire grows big enough, hot enough, and strong enough, not even water will be able to quench it. It is because of these qualities that fire makes a perfect example of the empowering of the Holy Spirit.
Looking at Elijah as he prepared the altar, and sacrifice on top of Mount Carmel. We see him digging a trench and filling it with water. Elijah knew that there would be no amount of water that could quench, stop, or put out the fire of the Holy Spirit; however he still called for the water to be brought. He wanted the Holy Spirits power to be clear. He wanted no possible doubters, debaters, or disbelievers.
The Holy Spirit is longing to consume our lives with His fire. He wants to burn so hot within us that no one around us would be able to refute his existence. As you worship the Lord this week allow the all consuming fire of the Holy Spirit to grow and burn within you. Seek to be so filled by its power that the blaze can be seen by everyone you come in contact with. Let it leave a lasting effect on your life, and consume every part of you.