Atonement, cleansing, fire as a divine tool, judgment, and separation are topics, today.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using as his ID “child progeny” (Level 6 with 17,953 points, a member since May 11, 2011) posted the following:


Is the fire God used for the burning bush the same fire that burns souls in Hell? 

So they can burn and burn and burn without being consumed?


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.  And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:  When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.  And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.  (Isaiah 4:  2-5, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Body of Moses (05/11/2014); GOD Permits Evil? (05/12/2014); The Need to Purify Heaven (11/17/2013); Salted with Fire? (09/24/2013); A Halo Upon Jesus? (09/25/2013); On Marketing Church, and Speaking by Occasion (09/26/2013); Prophetic Demonstrations (09/06/2013); Why GOD Prayed to GOD (09/07/2013); The “Lake of Mercy” (11/03/2012); Seeking and Being Sought (11/04/2012)


“child progeny”, here are a few points to carefully consider that agree with the teachings of Scripture.  In the boldness granted me through Jesus Christ, I have dared to utter the following:

1.  Fire is a manifesting of divinity.  GOD is a spirit whose makeup is entirely of spirit matter.  Inseparable (where one is found, all appear), and pure aspects of divinity interact having no measurable dimensions such as quantity, shape and size.  Included are faith, forbearance, holiness, joy, longsuffering, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Thus, we say, GOD as a discrete being having attributes of awareness, life essence (we say, breath, utterance, word), “person,” presence, purpose and sovereign will is without concrete boundaries, form, or limit.  Similarly, the authority and power of GOD is unlimited, even where divinity appears incarnate (in flesh and blood) as Jesus Christ.

2.  Fire is a divine tool.  Where water is used to wash and carry away uncleanness that is surface and that appears on the outside, fire is used as a tool to cleanse inwardly, and to purify within.  Therefore, holy fire pertains to sanctification, rather than destruction and elimination.  Consider again the fire that fell at Pentecost.

3.  Fire is a signal (we say, sign) of judgment.  GOD revealed divinity to Moses as continuously expressed through divine law, governance and judgment.  Throughout the Scriptures, burning and fire signify judgment, and are used to provide familiar forms of admonition, cautions, prohibitions, reminders, and warnings.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  For example, (4.)  Fire establishes separation.  We see this clearly in the account where a pillar of cloud by day, and fire by night stood, between Pharaoh and Moses.  This truth also comes to us as a  major key for understanding judgment.  Atonement is a divine operation wherein holy blood conveys sacred spirit that separates created beings and living creatures from sin.  Also, the process for offerings and sacrifices laid upon the holy altar is one of separation:  Sin is destroyed while heartfelt gifts such as gratitude, humility, praise, and righteousness are released and carried up to GOD.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.  The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil:  he shall preserve thy soul.  The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.  (Psalm 121:  6-8, KJV)

Washington, DC


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