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Summary: Where is the Fire of the Holy Ghost Spirit of God in the chruch? What causes it to be gone? And Where is it?

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“Acquiring the Fire of God”

Proverbs 26:20-21 Jeremiah 20:9 KJV

Introduction:

The word fire has the definition of;

1. To purify

2. Rapid combustion in which a substance ignites and burns, producing heat, light and flame.

1) WHAT CAUSES THE FIRE TO GO OUT IN OUR LIVES

A. Lack of prayer, attendance and study are the main causes of our fire to go out.

B. A fire extinguisher is a device used to extinguish fire by ejection water or chemicals . A.K.A. the devil

C. He uses chemicals like; hate, anger, gossip, envy, strife, adultery, fornication, idolatry, witchcraft, lust, covetous, drunkenness, abuser, and many more.

D. there is a wall the fire department uses that is plainly called the “fire proof wall”. It’s purpose is to keep fires from spreading over a specified area. A.K.A. the Pastor

Our KJB says in Isaiah 59:19b

When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

<> When the devil comes at you like a flood with all these things mentioned above, speak to the Lord and allow Him to raise up a fire wall against this specified area. YOU are this specified area.

Our JKB says in Exodus 14:14

The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.

Our JKB says in II Chronicles 20:15b

Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

<>Again I say, speak to the Lord for that wall, and allow Him to raise that standard.

Application:

Our KJB says in Luke 21:36

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

2) WHAT CAUSES THE FIRE TO GO OUT IN THE CHURCHES

A. Wet Wood

1. People think they can not pray, study, fast, all week and expect heaven to fall on them when they

walk in.

2. Just because you have a fire place or pit at home, you wouldn’t walk up to it and say warm me

up, and expect a fire to bust open and heat the place.

3. There must be some preparation in getting this fire to burn.

a. You have to gather the wood. ( Read your Bible )

b. Prepare the pit. ( Your Heart )

c. Poke the fire. ( Fast and Pray like you never did before )

B. Volunteer’s

1. The church has to many volunteer fire man.

a. The man of God prepares and preaches the message the Lord has given him, and

before we leave the parking lot we have tore that message and him down.

2. To many fire fighter’s in the pew kill the fire in the pulpit.

a. It doesn’t matter how hot the message is.

b. We have a shovel for each message.

c. A Shovel to dig up and throw dirt on it.

1. Dirt on the preacher and his family.

2. Dirt on the song leader.

3. Dirt on the prayer warriors.

4. Dirt on the bus driver and all the rest.

<> It’s time that the Christians start acting like the Christians and stop hanging around with the buzzards.

<>It’s hard to sore like and Majestic Eagle when your hanging around with a bunch of Turkey’s

Application:

We need to stop hanging around with the wrong crowd. That crowd needs member to live, and a fire needs oxygen to breath so does these groups. Smother out the air to the fire, the fire goes out, stop feeding the gossip line and it will go out.


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