OUR GOD IS SPIRITUAL FIRE.....
Deu 4:24... For the LORD thy God is a "CONSUMING FIRE, even a jealous God.
Deu 9:3... Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a CONSUMING FIRE he shall destroy "THEM", and he shall bring "THEM" down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
Heb 12:29... For our God is a "CONSUMING FIRE".
Notice in Deu 9:3... the phrase "as a "CONSUMING FIRE" he shall destroy "THEM", and he shall bring "THEM" down before thy face. Here the natural literal mind and wisdom of men will interrupt these words in a carnal mindset.... thinking and saying God is speaking of "THEM" as the enemies of life which are "OURSIDE"of our hearts. But as we hear and discern these divine thoughts "BY THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM". It becomes clear the enemies here are the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life which lurk within the Adamic nature "IN MAN"--THE REALM OF FLESH. As we hear what "THE SPIRIT" is saying we understand a man's "TRUE" enemy is "A SPIRITUAL ENEMY". Which dwells within "HIS OWN HOUSE--IN THE INTERNAL REALM OF THE SOUL". The "THEM" the Spirit is speaking of here are the carnal lusts, desires and passions "WARRING" againt the "SPIRIT and LIFE OF CHRIST WITHIN".
Paul sees SPIRITUAL WARFARE clearly in .... Gal 5:17... For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. What a promise... the Lord thy God "AS A CONSUMING FIRE" shall go before thee as a "WORD FILLED WITH HIS FIREY PRESENCE" consuming, cleansing and purifying the
wood, hay and stubble of lust and evil passion of the flesh realm. Here is God's promise, WITH OUR VERY OWN EYES WE WILL SEE EVERY EVIL DESIRE, LUST AND PASSION THAT WARS AGAINST THE LIFE OF CHRIST WITHIN... completely and totally consumed by the life of His "ALL CONSUMING FIREY WORD THAT GOES BEFORE US".
Heb 12:29... Our GOD is a "consuming fire". The natural carnal, literal man thinks our God is a natural, literal fire... because he is not seeing nor hearing what the Spirit is saying to the Church. Our God is not a natural fire, He is a "HOLY SPIRITUAL FIRE" going forth consuming "THE LUST THAT LURKS IN THE REALM OF FLESH"-- thus setting men free from the bondage of carnal decay and death. The basic purpose of the divine fire of God is to cleanse, purify, purge, temper, and "TO CHANGE THINGS". It is to rid of impurities, of filth, of undesirable elements and states of being. What God is
destroying is Man’s flesh and the serpent that crawls therein is here
visited by the all-consuming Holy Ghost Fire of God! HERE IT IS in Revelation 20:9-10... And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire
and brimstone”. As we see "THE SPIRIT" we understand this is our experience within THE INNER MAN OF THE HEART.... NOW!!!!
The final "DEALING OF GOD" in this world will be the destruction of the world order and system by THE CONSUMING FIRE THAT HE "IS". HIS FIREY "WORD-VOICE" WILL CONSUME AND BRING CHANGE TO ALL THINGS! "BEHOLD I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW"--SAITH THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY! His "FIREY LIFE" will melt all the elements of sin and flesh thus freeing every man from the bondage of the realm of flesh and death. It will burn up the governments, institutions, systems, and the carnal literal mind of man which rule over all these things. It will melt all the customs, cultures, traditions, and practices of society and make of this earth a "NEW EARTH" wherein
dwelleth righteousness and Godly peace. Every man’s work will eventually be tested by "HIS HOLY FIRE". The fire will try every man’s work of what sort it is. If we build IN the walls of our lives wood, hay, and stubble, that fire will find it out, and the wall will be consumed and come tumbling down. When God turns on the HEAT, the BLAZING FIREY LIGHT OF HIS SPIRIT AND HIS WORD — "THINGS BEGAN TO CHANGE"! The fire is never sent to destroy "THE PERSON", --OUR FIREY GOD IS THE SAVIOUR OF ALL MEN, therefore His fiery judgments are but to purify "THE NATURE IN MEN", to purge out all that hinders and separates him from God, to consume the pride, arrogance, hostility, defiance, and rebellion of the flesh THAT WARS AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF GOD WITHIN US. The phrase "LAKE OF FIRE" is used "FOUR TIMES" IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION.... HERE THEY ARE...
Rev 19:20... And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of
the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev 20:10... And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented
day and night for ever and ever.
Rev 20:14... And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15... And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Here is every passage where the "LAKE OF FIRE" is spoken of in the Book of Revelation. First we see THE BEAST, THE FALSE PROPHET, THE DEVIL, DEATH AND HELL, AND WHOSOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE was cast into the "LAKE OF FIRE". If we will began to hear "WHAT THE SPIRIT IS SAYING" it will become
crystal clear that all these revealed here have been active "WITHIN" THE HEARTS OF MEN. Thus we know our God is this "FIREY LAKE OF LIVING WATER---FIREY LIVING WORDS.
Therefore "HIS FIREY WORDS" are cleansing, purifying and purging our lives from the influence of THE BEAST NATURE WITHIN, THE VOICE OF THE FALSE PROPHET WITHIN, THE SPIRIT AND NATURE OF SATAN WITHIN, DEATH AND HELL FROM WITHIN are all being consumed and taken away BY THE GLORIOUS POWER OF THE "LAKE OF FIRE--GOD" within THE INNER MAN OF THE HEART....