Would you like to lose weight? I would love to lose a bunch of weight! The question isn’t “if” I can lose the weight, but “will” I lose the weight. Thankfully, I don’t have a condition that requires drastic measures like surgery.
Would you like to be spiritually purified? Perhaps you would love to lose a bunch of things that are dragging your life down, things like sins of the past, sin-habits of the present, and fears of the future.
God provides the ultimate “weight-loss” plan for our spiritual wellbeing:
“Those who are left… will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living… The Lord will wash away the filth… He will cleanse their bloodstains… by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.”
~ Isaiah 4:3-4
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful… He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor… and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
~ Matthew 3:11-12
The Spirit is the Holy Spirit and the fire is His inner workings upon the mind, heart, and soul that purifies the whole person. All of the things that weigh a person down are susceptible to the fire, a fire that only destroys the junk while it purifies the gold and strengthens the steel.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to baptize you with an appropriate measure of His purifying fire. You will be a new person when He does!
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