Recently I was reading the book of Zechariah and when I came to Chapter 2, Verse 5, I began to think of how this scripture was a promise for Jerusalem, but it is also a promise to the blood-bought Church today. As I began to meditate upon that thought, I picked up a pen and with paper before me I began to write. A few moments later I had written the word below. I then asked the Lord what He would have me do with it. I had the thought that it would be the devotional for September, but as I read it I felt an urgency upon me to get it into the hands and hearts of those in the church whose desire is to follow the Lord with all of their heart. The result is a second devotional for the month of August 2015. May the Holy Spirit teach you as you read and meditate upon the following:
THE WALL OF FIRE AUGUST 15, 2015
“I will be a Wall of Fire in this day to those who surrender to the Fire of My Holiness. Know that I am the Refiner and I will send the Refiners Fire into the lives of those who choose to serve Me. The Refiners Fire burns hot, but will only burn the wood, the hay and the stubble. This Fire turns to ashes those things that are not needful to you. The Refiners Fire is a selective Fire and will burn only those things that are temporal. (Malachi 3:2,3; 1st Corinthians 3:12)
The Hebrew men in the day of Daniel chose to praise Me rather than bow down and worship the man-made idol of gold. Thus I built my Wall of Fire around them so the man-made fire would not harm them. Their faith was tried in the fire, and they came out of the fire more valuable than gold. Know that the golden images of the world are of no value to you. (Daniel 3; 1st Peter 1:7)
When the enemy comes in like a flood, I have promised the Spirit will build up a standard against him. That standard is my Wall of Fire. I will fight fire with Fire. Whether the enemy sends a flood or a fire know that I will be with you. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned nor will the flame kindle upon you. When you see the enemy’s fire approaching, immerse yourself in the Fire of My Holiness and know that I will create a Wall of Fire around you that will over take any fire that the enemy will send. I will create Firebreaks that the enemy cannot leap over. The Refiners Fire will burn up those things of the flesh within you and thus when the enemy’s fire comes, there will be nothing his fire can consume in you. When you surrender to My Wall of Fire, no weapon formed against you will prosper.
(Isaiah 59:19; Isaiah 43:2, Isaiah 54:17)
When you surrender yourself to Me, your body, your soul and your spirit, then Holy Spirit will lead, guide and teach you. He will be your Firewall of protection and prevent viruses, worms and hackers from staking claim in your life. The Firewall of protection will dispel viruses that come to bring sickness and disease upon you. Know that the blood of My Son applied to your life will keep you, for surely it is by His stripes that you are healed. My Firewall of protection will protect you from the malicious worm of doubt and fear that would attempt to enter your mind. You have not received the spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind. My Firewall of protection will protect you from enemy hackers that desire to infiltrate your very being and discourage you. For the Wall of Fire that I have placed around you will drive away those who have no authority to access your life. The weapons of your warfare are not carnal but mighty through Me and the Fire that I have placed around you to pull down and destroy strongholds. The Fire that I have placed around you will empower you to cast down vain imaginations and cast out every proud thing that would exalt itself against the knowledge of Me, and the Fire within you will cause you to bring every thought captive that is not obedient to Me.
(Isaiah 53:4,5; 2nd Timothy 1:7; 2nd Corinthians 10:4,5)
Though the fiery darts of the enemy are thrust toward you, your shield of unfeigned faith will not allow any of the enemy’s darts to penetrate your mind or spirit. Your faith activates the Firewall of protection I provide for you.
Those who surrender to the Refiners Fire, the sanctifying Fire, the purifying Fire, will experience the Fire of My Glory. For I look to and fro upon the earth for the houses that have been built unto Me. What kind of house can man build unto the God that has created the heavens and the earth and all the fullness thereof? I look for the house filled with vessels that are contrite and humble and tremble at My Word. I will inhabit the house of those whose praise is lifted high and whose worship is in Spirit and in truth. As in the days of Solomon, I will send the Fire of My Glory to those who are presenting themselves upon My altar. I will hear from Heaven the voice of those within the Wall of My Fire, those who are called by My Name, those who humble themselves, those who pray, those who seek My face, and those who turn from their wicked ways. I will hear, I will forgive their sins, and I will heal their land. It is through the surrendered vessels that My house is built, for unless I build it, all your labors are in vain.
(Isaiah 66:1,2; 2nd Chronicles 7:14; Psalms 127:1)
As in the days of Zechariah, I will be the Wall of Fire around My Church, and I will be the Glory in the midst of her. (Zechariah 2:5)
Yet remember My words to the church of Ephesus, return to Me, return to your First Love, lest I remove the candlestick from your house. (Revelation 2:1-7)
Remember My words through Zechariah, it is not by your own might, nor by your own power, but it is by My Spirit that provides the Oil of My Burning Glory. (Zechariah 4:6)
To the church at Laodicea, I spoke these words and these words ring true to the Church of this day: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot because My Fire has no use for those who are lukewarm. I counsel you as I did the church at Laodicea, surrender yourself to My Fire that you would become more valuable than gold. ( Revelation 3:14-20 )
I have set before you a Wall of Fire. Will you turn away or will you enter in? Turn not to the right or to the left, hear the voice of the Spirit behind you that says this is the way, walk ye in it. ( Isaiah 30:21)
This Wall of Fire that protects you, this Wall of Fire of Glory in your midst, will be that Wall of Fire that will draw in those in the darkness of this world. The enemy’s fire and the world’s fire is darkness compared to the Fire of My Glory. The Fire that has called you out of darkness into My Marvelous Light is the same Fire that will call the unbeliever. I call to those who are within the Wall of Fire to cry out to Me in prayer and call your walls salvation and your gates praise. I am the Repairer of the Breech and the Restorer of paths to dwell in. Allow My Fire to do its work in you, and trust My Fire to do its work in those you stand in the gap for. (1st Peter 2:9; Isaiah 60:18, Isaiah 58:12)
Dwell in My Wall of Fire. Stand strong in faith and truth. Know that as I was in the fire with the Hebrew men in the day of Daniel, I am in the fire with you, and you will not be touched by the fire of the world or of the enemy. You will not even smell of smoke. Stand strong in My Wall of Fire.”
I could easily expound upon this word with my own personal thoughts, but I encourage you to lay it before the Lord and allow Holy Spirit to reveal personally to you the specific revelation of “The Wall of Fire” in your life. I have capitalized the word Fire because it is the Holy Spirit that is the Fire that we need in our lives. He is the One Who purges, protects, and provides. Let us surrender together to the working of Holy Spirit. Let us live together in the Wall of Fire that protects us. And let us expect together the Fire of His Glory to settle within our midst and draw the lost.