There are things that need to be pulled down for you to enter your promised land; it is not enough to enter. This is the divine prescription. Take note of “all the days that ye shall live on earth” because people are fund of classifying some of the principles of God as Old Testament principle. Those who do not wish to pay tithe will argue that it is an Old Testament doctrine but they recite scriptures like “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want” and others. That is why we need to be well consolidated in the word of God; anyone who is not will be having the wrong perspective of things. It takes only a little error to make a shipwreck of one’s destiny. After reading the Bible, a lot of people go into misinterpreting; they go into error because they have not allowed the Holy Spirit to teach them the word.
Every word that God gives you that you apply is for your good, manifestation, dominion, and your ultimate benefit. God wants his children to call the shots. In many African countries, you can still see bishops who bear the names of idols and they see nothing wrong with that; meanwhile, they teach people how God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, Jacob to Isaac, Saul to Paul. The Bible says that you must not even mention the names of idols. What we have in Africa is celebration of idolatry. Anytime you celebrate idolatry, you incur the wrath of God because you are walking in direct violation of His word and precepts. What baffles me most is that most of the people involved in this are quite learned. That only goes to show the power of idolatry!
Why did God prescribe total annihilation of evil? It is because he knows that evil is like cancer, very aggressive, very obstinate. He knows that the evil you fraternize with will eventually corrupt to consume. Those who condone evil get consumed by it on the long run. There is no wisdom in frolicking with evil. God said you should uproot the altars and pull them down, burn them and ensure that their names are not even mentioned. But what we see today is re-enacting of what angered God six thousand years ago. How do you think God will feel? The ways of God are mercy and truth. If you know the mercy side of God but don’t know the truth side of him, it only means that your knowledge of Him is incomplete. Love minus truth can only be lust. We need enforcers of righteousness today in the world and it must start from the Church. You need fire; whatever God says you need, you need it.
Jesus is the baptizer in Holy Ghost and fire Matt. 3:11. We need three baptisms – water baptism, Holy Ghost baptism and baptism of Fire. On the way to the Promised Land, the children of Israel were baptized with water, fire and cloud. You need fire to break into the enemy territory and take possession of your possession.
Acts 2:1, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.” God ensured that each and every one of the 120 people that were gathered in the upper room got the fire of the Holy Ghost. You can imagine the amount of fire that was present in the upper room on that day. This is how it should be in the Church today; we need so much fire that no sickness, no evil growth can survive. In the same vein, we need ordinary people who will do extraordinary things and shake the world. Let this be our goal this year, let’s press into where the fire is and get into the fire dimension of the Holy Ghost. The fire dimension of the Holy Ghost is the power dimension of the precious Holy Spirit and how we need it urgently all over the world today. Let the fire fall, let it spread. If you have never had a fiery encounter, please desire to have it this year. May you encounter the fire of the Holy Spirit in the mighty name of Jesus.
TO BE CONTINUED…