A Baptism of Fire
A prophetic word for 2014
Many of you know Bob Jones died on Valentines Day. Interesting timing since he had had a death experience earlier in life in which the Lord challenged him to "Learn to Love." This was to become his driving passion. After that encounter, he returned to life challenged to love God and others with greater fervour.
It is in this place of fervent love and holy living, that the Lord will pour out a new level of fire upon us - a power and authority that is unlike anything that we have seen previously. This is a year of fire. A year of miracles. A year of the greater works.
And so I end this article with an account of Bob Jones' word to the body of Christ for 2014. May it echo in our spirits so that we might live out what the Father is offering.
A Second Birthing
Bob was handed a huge white egg and, as it was placed in his hand, it began to hatch open. As he drew closer to examine the egg, he saw that it had fire inside. The egg was hatching fire!
This egg represents a new birthing and new life, in particular it signifies the second birthing of the ‘baptism of fire.’ This baptism will be far greater than Pentecost and more powerful than Azusa Street of recent times. I believe we’re all getting ready to be birthed a second time in fire. Now is the time and we will see the fire of God this year! (Hebrews 6:5)
"John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (Luke 3:16 NKJV)
It’s the same kind of fire as that which kindled the burning bush but yet did not consume it. I believe that now is a time of commissioning, just as when Moses received his instructions at the burning bush. (Exodus 3) When this egg opens, the wisdom that will be given is that of the Father’s will, because it will reveal the Father’s heart to us. Then our only testing will be obedience to that which the Father puts on our conscience.
This baptism of fire means that plagues and viruses cannot cling to you. No demonic control can survive around you and the enemy cannot trouble you. It will bring in holiness, which is one of the main words for this year. God is a holy God and, when we are consumed by this baptism of fire, anything unholy that comes into our presence will not be able to stand against us. The power of this consuming fire will cause demons to flee and sickness, disease, infirmities and plagues to die instantly. There will be no question that the power of God is resident in His people.