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Who shall dwell with the devouring fire?

Posted by appolus on May 26, 2015

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The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? (Isa 33:14)

We know from Hebrews 12 that God Himself is the burning fire. And so to the hypocrites and sinners that dwell within Zion, dwell within Christendom, fear and terror besiege them in the day of trouble. Let not those who abandon the Word of God so recklessly think that they will stand in the evil day to come. The inner man is revealed in the day of trouble. Can you imagine the double fear of those who stand without God. First their human enemies will strike terror into their hearts and then when they see Gods mighty hand move, a true terror now is revealed for everything is exposed in the light of the fire of God.

What a difference for the child of God. To stand in the presence of the fire of God when one is covered by the Blood of the Lamb is to behold His glory and marvel. Those who know God and know His presence are comforted by the fire of God in the midst of calamity. In fact calamity only intensifies the presence of God in the hearts of the redeemed. This chapter tells us that they who dwell and magnify God in the midst of the consuming fire are those who walk in righteousness.The man who speaks truth and stands upon Truth is the man who dwells in a high place and that high place is the presence of God and that presence is as a refuge to him. He stands upon the Rock, he hides behind the Rock, his eyes have seen the King of beauty and they have beheld the Kingdom that was and is and is to come. This is their strength and quiet assurance.

The Kingdom that we see, that we walk in, is a quiet Kingdom that reigns in peace. It is a perpetual place of beauty. This is our Kingdom saints, walk in it. It has broad rivers and streams of living waters that makes the hearts of its dwellers glad. It is a place of fertile valleys that flows with milk and honey. It has an inexhaustible supply of love and mercy and grace. It is not only a place of the future but a place that dwells within the devouring fires of the living God. Who can walk through these fires into the Fathers heart? You, child of the living God. What refines you destroys others, never forget that saint. Do not look at the landscape with mortal eyes,look and see that the Spirit would show you. In the fires of afflictions your are strengthened. The waters of the sea were opened up for the children of God as a way of escape. That very same way became the grave of her enemies. To one, a way forward and towards the promised land, a way of rejoicing, to the other, a way of terror and of fear.

Now saints we thank God who always causes us to triumph, you will triumph saint, you will overcome. Do not let the enemy tell you otherwise. You have seen the glory of God and in that glory you stand. Now some may rail against you because this glory is to the many, death but to your fellow saint, life and that more abundantly. Press on brothers and sisters for glory awaits us and glory surrounds us and glory is behind us and glory is above us. Praise God for His glory is all around.

2 Responses to “Who shall dwell with the devouring fire?”

  1. Steve said

    A very timely word, brother Frank, to some recent meditations on THINKING we stand: or (re: Matthew 25) ASSUMING that we are among Jesus’ sheep. Meditating simply: “Am I ?” “Are we ?”

    This post called to mind God’s fierce words to Israel in Amos 5 (where He also calls Himself “fire,” in v. 6):

    “Alas, you who are longing for the day of the Lord,
    For what purpose will the day of the Lord be to you?
    It will be darkness and not light;

    As when a man flees from a lion
    And a bear meets him,
    Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall
    And a snake bites him.

    Will not the day of the Lord be darkness instead of light,
    Even gloom with no brightness in it?” (vv. 18-20)

    Meditating called to mind also I Corinthians 10:11-12:

    “Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.”

    Thank you for your timely insights: sobering, and encouraging.

    Steve

    • appolus said

      And in chapter six of Amos, the reluctant prophet, declares ” Woe to those who are at ease in Zion!” Boy that certainly applies to we saints in the west………………bro Frank

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