Good Evening y’all. Happy Monday 🙂 .
We are continuing in our study of Leviticus. For those who are joining for the first time, I’m blogging through the bible a chapter a day with good morning girls. Check us out at www.goodmorninggirls.org
Today, we are studying chapter 6.
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“Meanwhile, the fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must never go out. Each morning the priest will add fresh wood to the fire and arrange the burnt offering on it. He will then burn the fat of the peace offerings on it. Remember, the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times. It must never go out”. (Leviticus 6:12-13 NLT)
Moses was told the fire on the altar must keep on burning. It must never go out. The instruction was repeated twice which tells me it’s an important one.
While pondering over those two verses and how they apply to our lives, 1 Thessalonians5:19 came to mind which says ” Do not quench the Spirit”. To quench means to ‘extinguish’. The spirit of God is sometimes likened to fire. In Acts, when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles, His manifestation was in the form of fire.
“When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them”. (Acts 2:1-4 MSG)
This means we must make sure the fire of the Holy Spirit in our lives doesn’t die out. It has to keep burning. The power of the Holy Spirit must be evident in our speech, thoughts and actions.
How do we then make sure our fire doesn’t die out?
1) Abstain from evil. Living in sin will quench the fire. Whenever the Holy Spirit convicts us of our wrong doings and we ignore it, we are gradually and slowly quenching his power in our lives. He is a still small voice and if we are busy living in sin, it will be difficult for us to hear him. Eph 4: 30 tells us not to grieve the Holy spirit.
“Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for Himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted”. (Ephesians 4:30 MSG)
2) Walk in the Spirit: Galatians 5:16 -17 says “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions”. (Galatians 5:16-17 NLT)
Let’s continue to walk in the spirit so we can keep the fire burning in our lives. Let’s fully yield ourselves to Him and do away with anything that will quench His fire in our lives.
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Have a blessed evening 🙂
***With God all things are possible***