Summary: See How the Unction upon produces power within, (The Spirit of the Lord is UPON me)
Isa 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
Ezek 1:13-14 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
Lu 3:16-17 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable
In three separate scriptures: God is referred to, specifically as a consuming fire
Our God is a consuming Fire
Heb 1:7 And of the angels he saith, who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
We gather from these scriptures and many others that our God is a God of fire, and that everything associated with God has fire connected to it.
On the day of Pentecost every head got a flame.
They not only spoke with other tongues, but tongues of fire sat upon each of them.
I believe in speaking in tongues with all my heart, and I believe that speaking in tongues is the initial evidence of the baptism of the HolyGhost, and when you are filled with the HolyGhost you will speak with other tongues as the Spirit gives you utterance.
But if all you have is tongues, you are no threat to the devil or his Kingdom.
(It’s like carrying a 10 lb bible under your arm but you don’t know what it says)
It’s not the word under your arm the devil fears, it’s the word in your heart that becomes the sword of the Spirit.
Cloven tongues like as fire sat upon each of them and they were all filled with the HolyGhost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The point I’m making is: Two things happened that day, 1. They got tongues and 2. They got Fire.
When the HolyGhost came, He came as a rushing mighty wind and Fire.
You need to speak in tongues, you will speak in tongues
(But you need the Fire)
In the mind of God: They came together on the day of Pentecost
1. Tongues of Fire
2. Tongues on Fire
But religion has done a pretty good job of separating them.
So now we have churches and denominations that still adhere to the belief of speaking in tongues, but they have no fire, (no Power)
If the HolyGhost Baptism is anything, it is a baptism of Fire.
If Pentecost is anything it is a baptism of Fire
If the HolyGhost in your life means anything, it means that you receive Power.
Ye shall receive Power after that the HolyGhost is come upon you
Ye shall receive Power: Strongs definition of Power = Force, ability, strength, violence, specifically miraculous power.
This is what happens when you are baptized with the HolyGhost and Fire (supernatural force and ability, strength, violence, miraculous power comes inside you).
The Fire of God is an energizing force
It is a sanctifying and purifying agent
John said: His fan is in his hand and he will thoroughly purge his floor.
His floor is where he walks (he walks in you, and he walks in me)
Your body is the temple of the HolyGhost (1Co 6:19)
When the HolyGhost comes and where the HolyGhost lives and where he rules, he will clean his house.
He will burn up everything that is of the world, the flesh, and the devil.
He will glorify Jesus in your life.
He will give you power to say no to the flesh
He will give you power to crucify the flesh
He will give you power over the devil in your own life
You will be able to put the devil under your foot
You will have power over habits, bondages, addictions
God doesn’t want us addicted to anything except his anointing
He will give you power to be a witness
He will give you power to help others
He will make you a blessing to others
You will be a channel through which the miracle life power of God will flow
Jn 7:37-38 Out of your bellies shall flow rivers of living waters.