Tag: fire in the bones
Greetings in the beautiful Name of Jesus Christ, our heavenly Rest! One of the things that is good to do on days of rest is to spend time with God’s people studying God’s word and hearing a message from God through His word. God’s word is full of God. It is Spirit and life and brings light to our path and a lamp to our feet. (John 6:63) (Psalm 119:105) His word is eternal because Jesus Christ is the eternal Word made flesh. (John 1:14)
In our readings through Jeremiah last week, we often saw Jeremiah speaking the ‘word of the Lord’ to God’s people. After all, it was God’s word that had sent him in the first place! (Jeremiah 1:4-5) On one occasion, he stood outside the temple and spoke that word to those who were entering to worship. On other occasions, he would use an object lesson and then share God’s word with the people. The word of God was bringing light and God’s heart to the people who heard it, but they often rejected it and refused to listen. On one occasion they plotted Jeremiah’s murder! (Jeremiah 11:21)
In fact, Jeremiah got so tired of the rejection, plots of murder, and reproach, that he wanted to quit preaching the word of God. But as he tried to do that, he found that the word was like a fire in his bones! (Jeremiah 20:9) That fire is the power of God in the word to produce what God desires from His word! (Isaiah 55:10-11) God’s purposes are fulfilled with His word! No word of God is void of power! Jeremiah went on to state that the Lord was with him like a mighty warrior! (Jeremiah 20:11) He knew through the word of God that all his enemies would stumble and fall and be defeated. God would give him the victory! God’s word would produce results that assured victory!
Today, take fire into your bones by allowing God’s word to reside in your heart. God’s word brings faith to accomplish all that is written! It will move you forward in discouraging situations and overcome opposition! May you be baptized in a fresh way with the Holy Spirit and fire! In the fire of His love, Pastor John