The weapon of fire – Part 1
One of the most frequently used weapons in our prayer is that of fire. The intention of the prayer by fire is to totally and completely overcome the challenge for which prayer was made. Whatever fire burns cannot return to its original form. Weapon of fire is, therefore, used as final solution to the problems for which the prayer was made.
Two Types of Fire
However, there are two types of fire in the Bible. The Consuming Fire
‘‘For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.’’ (Deuteronomy 4:24)
And the Holy Ghost fire
‘‘And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave utterance.’’ (Act 2:3-4)
Most believers are not aware that the two fires have different functions. While the consuming fire fights and destroys our enemies and our problems, the Holy Ghost fire is a friendly that ignites and harnesses our hidden potentials and treasures. Holy Ghost fire is a friendly fire that rather than hurt, helps in the three dimension of Physical, Mental and Spiritual to bring out the best in us.
‘‘Now the Lord is that: and where the spirit of the Lord is there is liberty’’ (2Corinthian 3:17)But out of ignorance, He is most commonly invoked for warfare purpose. The one leading the prayer would call Holy Ghost and the congregation would respond FIRE. (Isaiah 61:1)
The Consuming Fire
Deuteronomy 4:24, Jeremiah 5:14
The above implies that (i) God is our ‘‘PRAYER’’ the ‘‘WORD’’ and the ‘‘FIRE’’ (ii) Our Warfare Prayer is by word of God and not our word or that of our pastor, nor the one written in the Daily Manner for us to recite. It is the Word of God.
The Two Dimension of the word
There are two categories of the word of God namely: The Written Word and The Spoken Word. The written words are the Bible lines.The Bible lines are potent with power, but have to be ignited and harnessed with Logos. The written word is our testimonies that provoke the verdict upon our challenges and the enemies. The verdict is the Spoken Word.
• The Written Word
‘‘I have more understanding than all my teacher: for thy testimonies are my meditation.’’ Psalm 119:99
• The Spoken Word
“Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts. Because ye speak this word behold I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.” (Jeremiah 5:14)
The above brings us to the question. Can we really pray without using biblical lines “The Word of God” to drive home our points as to:
• The supremacy of our God over the world. This is about the absoluteness of our power in comparison to the limited power of our enemies. Exodus 6:3.
• Justification of our position in the prayer 2nd Chronicles 20:6-12, Isaiah 37:14-20.
• Release of the consuming fire over our enemies. 2nd King 1:9-10
Prophetic Prayer Acts Using Fire
I have seen a situation, where fire was made to demonstrate the consuming fire and invocation was made on the fire by reciting the various Bible stories, where weapon of fire was used to destroy the enemies. Prophetic Prayer Act is rooted in Matthew 18:18 that says:
“Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matt. 18:18)
The important point to note is that such fire that was made from wood or charcoal has to become ashes for the prayer to be completely successful. One of the advantages of the Prophetic Prayer Act is that it helps our faith and our conviction.
Pastor Segun Adewumi, General Overseer, House of Prayer Ministries for All Nations 08039425631. firstname.lastname@example.org
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