Keep the Fire Burning

Pastor Samuel Tyler

In the beginning of the covenant practice with Father God Yahew in the temple, He was the one that first lit the fire of God in the tabernacle. 2 Chronicles 7:1-7 In the beginning of your covenant life with God, when you were born again a fire was lit inside of you. It’s called being born again. The fire of God’s light inside of man was extinguished in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve agreed with the adversary and darkness within was man’s reality. The lordship of Jesus brought back the fire of God to the heart of man. At the end of His earthly ministry He lit the fires again bringing man back to his original magnificence. John 20:22 AMP, Acts 2:1-4. The born again is now the temple of God. 1 Cor 3:16 In our worship of almighty God we lift our hands which is comparable of the evening (2nd lamb) sacrifice explained below. Psalm141:2.
When the fire first burned on the altar in the temple the priest were required to keep the fire burning. The Lord required two lambs to be totally burnt. One was placed on the altar in the morning and the other in the afternoon. These sacrifices were called whole burnt offerings. The priest were required to assure that the fire burned all night with the expectation of repeating the cycle of sacrifice the following day. Ex 28:38-44. During the time of Jesus, the priest were still required to keep the fire burning. The fire must be hot enough to consume the entire lamb before the high priest entered the temple early the next morning. He would quietly enter the temple way before daybreak. The high priest first checked to see if the priest that performed the night watch kept the fire burning high enough to consume the sacrifice. If the sacrifice was  consumed the high priest would await the temple alert  called the cock crow to start the morning sacrifice. Matt 24:34,74-75. That was an alert performed by the priest of the temple. If the sacrifice hadn’t been consumed the high priest would seek the sleeping priest that didn’t keep the fire burning. The high priest would find him sleeping and set the priest’s priestly robe afire. Jesus made reference to this many times during His ministry. Rev 16:15, 1Thess 5:4-8; Matt 24:43  Jesus stated that the priest shouldn’t be found naked due his clothes being burned. Actually Jesus wasn’t referring to His coming at an unexpected time. He was referring to being prepared for His coming. He stated that His coming wouldn’t be a surprise for the informed. 1Thessalonians 5:2-10 What The Lord desires of us is to keep the fire burning. The scriptures state that judgment begins at the house of God. 1 Pet 4:17 Keep the fire burning being ready for His coming in order that the day doesn’t find you unaware. Lukewarm love will not be profitable for anyone at His coming. Rev 3:15-16 Be blessed in the Love of the Lord as preparations are made for His coming. The bride of Christ will be burning in love for her heavenly husband because she will keep the fire burning.

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