by Pam Clark
In Australia, they are experiencing incredible fires that are burning
out many, many homes and large acreage (Jan 2002). One list member asked for prayers,
and while her home is safe now, many others have homes and property in
danger from these large raging fires.
Tonight even, they showed the
pictures on television on World News Tonight and said it was destroying
the habitat of the cute little koala bears that we all find so adorable.
Just as they were about to get the fires under control, they were
started again by arsonists. It turns out that these arsonists were
Why would they do such a thing? You would think they would have had
their thrill already. Obviously it is demonic, something evil and
cruel. It is nothing short of the enemy that has to be put under
control as he is definitely working to kill, steal from and destroy
these innocent people and make them his victims through their ignorance or sin.
I can't understand
how they could continue to do such a thing after seeing all the other
destruction that has already taken place. Is the concept of life and
home and quality lifestyle so foriegn to them or are they just
demonically controlled? For the hundreds who have lost everything and
barely escaped with their lives, it's demonic. It's a big and serious
These are the type of things the people of God face. Satan never has enough,
just like fire. As long as there is fuel and he is not contained, he
wants more and more until there is nothing left. Life is precious. If
we do not learn how to put a guard up and defend the precious things,
the enemy will come like a fire and devour. The Water of Life will stop
We also want God to be like a raging fire within us, but to do that, we
need to give Him fuel. We will need to fight fire with Fire.
Some people think that the power of fire is it; it's God. But they have
not yet learned to distinguish one fire from another, to know the Fire
of God versus the fire of the enemy. Some see all judgment as from God,
when some of that may be false judgment.
If people see only power as God, then they have missed God.
As Elijah knew, he was not in the
earthquake, the fire or the wind that broke the rocks, He was in the
still small Voice of relationship. That relationship builds (edifies),
heals, and helps people to come into all they can be in God. We look
forward to the day of God's power in us, not for the sake of power
alone, but for the sake of His Glory.
When we find the way to healthfully give ourselves to God, He will be
the Fire that burns in us and that Fire will never go out if we offer
ourselves to Him in continual healthy sacrifice.
The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 12:1 "I beseech you therefore,
brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service."
The key word here is reasonable. That is how the Fire stays burning.
Sometimes we don't offer enough to keep the Fire burning, but if we
don't offer oursleves right, because of false judgment or judging, then
it can be a setback. God will honor our hearts if we miss it
unintentionally, but not always our circumstances, so
we must ask for wisdom to discern so we can get
things right -- because He will not always honor our hearts alone and make
up for our stupidity of not knowing His Truth when it's available in the
earth. If we seek Him, we will find Him, if we seek Him with all of our
hearts (not just 98%).
If we sow dramatically, we will reap dramatically and maybe our lives
need that. But if we sow in condemnation, thinking little of ourselves
or offering on false pretenses, we will have a struggle getting to
healthy place where we can offer something again. If we sow to sin, we
will reap the strange fire of the whirlwind of destruction, and as long as the
door is open and there is no Water of Life to stop it, that fire will
continue to devour.
Satan is a false accuser. He gives false judgment. He is delighted
when we give false judgments on ourselves by deceit because then he does
not have to do anything. We will destroy ourselves. When what you do
is never enough, your judge is probably not the Spirit of God. God will
eventually point you to the Cross where Jesus paid the price.
When the demands are incessant and there is no promise of life but
bondage, you are in the captivity of the evil one. When the facts
aren't on the table but in the mysterious, you aren't in the Word -
which is Life and Light to all who will partake of it.
When Jesus fought the enemy, He used the words, "It is written." You
can do that too and be set free. Otherwise you may be fuel for the evil
one. Be set free through the Truth of God's Word. Bind the enemy by
the Light and Life and Power of the Glorious Gospel - which is Good
There is Light and Life and Love for you and it has no end. There is
healing and it is the Children's Bread of the Most High God. Like the
bush Moses saw, it burned, but was not consumed. Let's be in the right
Fire of God.