FIRE

1Peter 4:12  Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 
1Pe 4:13  but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Ephesians 6:12 Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.

GUARD AGAINST THESE IN THE FIRE!

COMPARING
2Corinthians 10:12 For we do not dare to rank or compare ourselves with some of the ones commending themselves. But they, measuring themselves among themselves, and comparing themselves to themselves, are not perceptive.
                                   
THOUGHTS
2 Corinthians 10:5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.
Pro 23:7 for as he thinks in his heart, so is he;
ACTIONS
Jeremiah 17:5  Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD. 
John 5:30 I can do nothing of My own self. As I hear, I judge, and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of the Father who has sent Me.

FRESH FIRE
Moses burning bush= Acacia=produces a volatile amount fumes which ignites but goes out quickly
Exodus 3:2  And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him in a flame of fire, out of the midst of a thorn bush. And he looked. And behold! The thorn bush burned with fire! And the thorn bush was not burned up.
Exodus 3:3  And Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the thorn bush is not burned up.
Exodus 3:4  And Jehovah saw that he had turned aside to see. God called to him out of the midst of the thorn bush, and said, Moses! Moses! And he said, Here I am.

3 THINGS FOR FRESH FIRE ………..I LIKE TO MESS WITH FIRE
1 FRESH WOOD NOT OLD WOOD, OLD WOOD BURN UP FAST!

Luke 3:16 John answered all, saying, I indeed baptize you with water, but He who is mightier than I comes, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to loose. He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire,
2Crinthians  5:17 So that if anyone is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

 Act 2:4 And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 Psalm 92:10 But You shall lift up my horn as the wild ox; and I shall be anointed with fresh oil.

2. TRUST THE FIRE=BELIEVE
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Pro 3:7 Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

2Corinthians 1:9-10 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, so that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
2Co 1:10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver; in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us,

John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

John 7:38 He who believes on Me, as the Scripture has said, “Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” WHAT IS COMING OUT OF YOUR BELLY?

  1Timothy 4:14 Do not neglect the gift in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the body of elders.

3.  STOKE THE FIRE= STIR IT UP
Mat 9:33 And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb one spoke. And multitudes marveled, saying, Never was it seen like this in Israel!

  1Timothy 4:14 Do not neglect the gift in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the body of elders.

FRUSTRATION BRINGS APATHY

 Matthew 3:12  His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” 

  2Ti 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
  2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
DEVIL WILL TRY TO PUT FEAR IN YOU

 Act 26:2 I think myself happy

Isa 61:10  I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels

 Act 3:6  But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!
 Act 3:7  And taking him by the right hand, he lifted him up. And immediately his feet and ankle-bones received strength.
 Act 3:8  And leaping up, he stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God.

THEY STIRRED THEMSELVES UP

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO STIR UP THIS MORNING?

Rom 1:11  For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established