Thursday, July 19, 2012

Out Of the Midst Of the Fire

Ezekiel 1:4

And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
The vision Ezekiel described is a manifestation of the glory of God. When we truly submit our hearts to God, He comes in like a whirlwind: a rushing, mighty wind. This wind will tear down everything in our hearts that does not belong. Then the fire comes to purge what remains, refining our hearts to a purer state. If He meets with any resistance in our hearts, any areas that we try to hold back from Him, the process is only prolonged. What He sets out to do He finishes. Afterward, in a time of rest, we hear the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit offering comfort and guidance to the next level. Then the process starts again.

Related Scriptures: Job 38:1-41; Acts 2:1-4; 1Kings 19:9-18; Malachi 3:1-6; Hebrews 12:1-29

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