Posts Tagged ‘light’

Consuming Fire

August 16, 2016

A song:
Consuming fire, consuming fire
Down in my soul, down in my soul
His word like a fire
His word like a fire
Down in my soul, down in my soul
Can’t be contained …

Jeremiah 23:28-29 NKJV … The prophet{false} who has a dream, let him tell a dream; And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord.
29 “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord,
“And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

From NetBible Jer 23:28-29

  • NLT … 28 Let these false prophets tell their dreams, but let my true messengers faithfully proclaim my every word. There is a difference between chaff and wheat!
  • NET … 29 My message is like a fire that purges dross!  It is like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces!  I, the Lord, so affirm it!

From Biblehub

  • Matthew Henry Commentary
    23:23-32 Men cannot be hidden from God’s all-seeing eye. Will they never see what judgments they prepare for themselves? Let them consider what a vast difference there is between these prophecies and those delivered by the true prophets of the Lord. Let them not call their foolish dreams Divine oracles. The promises of peace these prophets make are no more to be compared to God’s promises than chaff to wheat. The unhumbled heart of man is like a rock; if not melted by the word of God as a fire, it will be broken to pieces by it as a hammer. How can they be long safe, or at all easy, who have a God of almighty power against them? The word of God is no smooth, lulling, deceitful message. And by its faithfulness it may certainly be distinguished from false doctrines.

There is a difference between chaff and wheat!

His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire. -Lk 3:17

Hearts of stone vs. Hearts of flesh

I will give them singleness of heart(undivided heart) and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their hearts of stone and give them tender hearts(hearts of flesh) instead, Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God. –Ezk 11:19-20

Hearts of stone, hardened hearts
=> unhumbled, unpurged, uncleansed
=> smashed by the hammer of His word
=> burned like chaff

Hearts of flesh, tender hearts
=> melted made pliable
=> humbled, purged, cleansed by the fire of His word

Deuteronomy 4:24The LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

From NetBible Dt 4:24

  • *For God to be “jealous” means that his holiness and uniqueness cannot tolerate pretended or imaginary rivals. It is not petty envy but response to an act of insubordination that must be severely judged

Prayer:
Philippians 1:9-11 NKJV
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be *sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

From NetBible Phil 1:10

  • sincere[1506] = found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light, tested as genuine, unspotted
  • *from heile (the sun’s ray) and 2919; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested
    as genuine (figuratively):-pure, sincere.

What a beautiful picture of a sincere pure heart!

The heart of one with a “sincere” devotion to the Lord will be found pure when examined and judged by the Son, the light of the world. It will be a heart that has willingly submitted to Lord’s searching and cleansing through His word. This is how “love” abounds!

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Sunlight On Your Face

March 4, 2009
Psalm 112:4   Even in darkness light dawns{arises} for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous one.

Soon after posting Upright Dawn and thinking about light dawning in the darkness I heard the following song.

You Led Me
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Good morning
The night is over and gone
I thought once
This dark would last for so long
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Pre Chorus
Feel the sunlight
On my face
You have brought me
Through this place
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Chorus
Jesus, Jesus You found me
Through the long night you led me
You set me free

Do you see
Just what you’ve done in my life?

You gave me
More then I hoped for; now I

Pre Chorus
feel your sunlight
On my face
You have brought me
Through this place

It brought me such hope! There is no place so dark that the light of the Son can not reach.

If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light around me will be night,”  even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You. –Ps 139:11-12

So if you find yourself in a dark place today, take heart, the Lord Jesus makes a way where there is no way. He cares for those who belong to Him. He leads His own out of the darkness into the light of dawn, into the rising Son.

Rejoice! Seek the Son! Feel the Sonlight on your up turned face leading you out of the darkness of night into the light of the full day. The upright WILL behold His face!

Keep your face turned towards the sunshine
And the shadows will fall behind you.

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Psalm 11:7   The LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.

Numbers 6:24-26   The LORD bless you, and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn His face towards you and give you peace.”