Summary: More than any other time beloved, we need the fresh Fire of the Holy Ghost upon our lives today.
With these keys, we should be able to walk towards the fresh fire that is needed in these Last Days. God Himself has called us; however, the extent to which He uses an individual depends on the extent to which the person yields himself or herself to God. The reason we are reading about the apostles today is because they yielded their totality to God. The space that you give to the Holy Spirit is the space that He will occupy. Instead of asking what they can do for God, they are more interested in what God can do for them. They have turned God into ‘a big errand boy’, who is to give this, or bring that. If we seek God first, and allow His Fresh Fire to get into us, things will work out well for us and the Lord will do more than we can ask or expect from Him; that is what the Bible says. All we need do is put ourselves in the centre of the will of God. That is why we need the Fresh Fire of God.
The truth of the Bible is that when God sets out to do something, nothing and nobody can stop Him. He will do what He wants to do. You may ask Him for anything, as long as you have faith, He will do it. However, you have to set your priorities right. What you want might not necessarily be what you need. The Bible says that God showed His works to the children of Israel but He showed His ways to Moses. God spoke to Moses face to face. When God wanted to talk to the children of Israel, they sent Moses to be their interlocutor. They said he should go to God and hear what He has to say, and then transmit it to them. They lost the opportunity of hearing God directly. God wants to talk to us as individuals but the choice is ours.
The prodigal son got his inheritance, lavished it and came back. He satisfied himself and was taken back into the household but he did not really know his father. I am exposing these things because you need to re-organise your spiritual priorities and allow God to do the main thing in your life. It is possible to claim every thing in the Bible and even have it but one should first ask what God wants one to heave and then be sure that it is used to the glory of His Name. Ask where He wants you to go, rather than just claim the word that says: “He shall give you any where that the sole of your feet shall tread.” Do you know where He wants you to tread in the first place? Do you know that it is possible to obtain from God, what He does not really want from you? It is possible, if you do not allow Him to have His way in your life. It is possible when you squeeze it out of His hands. However, it is better for you to wait for God to give you that which pleases Him, that which He knows is good for you at the right time and to the glory of His Name. You need His Fresh Fire, to be able to know and remain where He wants you to be.
“They soon forgat His works; they waited not for his counsel: but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. And He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.”
The last part of this text is sad but true. Many people go about consulting herbalists and when they see that they are not making a headway, they will now go to the church and instead of waiting on the Lord, they want to use Him as a more powerful fetish. That is why you will see some people who are living in sin but have ‘holy water’, anointing oil, and even their Bible under the pillow, for protection. Such people want the gift of God but are rejecting the Giver Himself. There was a herbalist who recommended MFM stickers to motorcyclists. He asked them to stick it on their machines that they would make good sales and would not be involved in accidents. Of course it will work for them but he is out there, not accepting Christ into his life but he is serving as signpost; pointing the way out and not getting out himself.