since I came to the Lord which was many moons ago and I learnt the Christian
lingo, there was these unspoken thought patterns about words and their
good or evil meanings that I picked up. Being a man that had his own
struggles with sin and trying to get a Christian grip on things I
leaned toward the negative side of the word passion and the word
desire. To me they just mostly fit into the category of sin.
finally overcame my one sided view of passion as I came to understand
passion for God and passion to do His will.
struggle with the word desire was harder to transform because desire
seemed to lead so many of us into sinful feelings and actions.
Lord has finally made a breakthrough in my heart and mind concerning
the understanding of desire and its kindred, passion.
in His eyes.This is a phrase used in the book of Revelation and has
a depth of understanding contained in the word 'fire'. I have heard
that this meant that our Lord was pure in heart. No doubt this is
true. The fire of God is an all consuming fire and will purge any
unholy emotion from your vessel, thus the phrase 'purified by fire'.
other thing about fire is its progressiveness, or hungry to spread or
has learned to harness the fire that comes from our sun for useful
purposes. He has learned to harness electricity in the same kind of
way. I am convinced that nothing lives without fire. Us, our homes,
our cars, our planet, nature, etc.. Literally everything lives on
fire. Fire or light causes growth.
progressive nature of fire can be called 'desire'. Desire causes
went through what I call a renewal in 1996 which lasted for more than
four years. So much changed in my thinking and actions that the year
1997 seemed to be a five year period. I would look back to things
that had happened or changed and would say to myself ‘that was
earlier this year?’
of the experiences that I had was out in my prayer field taking to
the Lord about the things He was showing me. I symbolically reached
out my hand and said ‘Holy Spirit I want to take your hand so you
can lead me’.
I did this it was like Holy Spirit literally grabbed my hand because
what I felt shocked me or scared me so much that I withdrew my hand.
was like for a second I held the hand of unhindered ambition, pure
energy, undaunted willingness, and an eagerness I had never
experienced. It was like I touched uncontrolled fire. It was as if
there was a body of fire holding my hand. This being was ‘Ready
Freddie’ so to speak as to the doing of the will of God on earth.
I immediately knew was that I was not as ready to follow Holy Spirit
with all my heart like I thought I was.
felt that if I didn’t let go, He might pull my arm off because He
was moving out and I mean right now! I was holding the hand of pure
understanding came to me over the next few years I came to see that
Life, Light, Fire, Love and Desire now mean the same thing to me.
They describe God.
God is a consuming fire. I had held hands with ‘pure desire’.
scriptures say we are the light of the world, and that we should not
cover our light. I’ve come to realize that covering your light is a
dangerous thing. When you allow opinions of others, circumstances,
your past, your own view of yourself, shame, guilt, inadequacies, or
any thing else that is not the conviction of Holy Spirit to cap or
quench your life, it will lead you to sin.
Greek word translated sin means ‘missing the mark, and not share in
me paint a picture to help you understand this. Imagine a fire (which
is what all light is) that is roaring good and strong, flames leaping
high and unhindered toward the sky and then someone places a piece of
metal over it. This metal is not large enough to put out the fire
(but eventually could) but its too thick for the fire to melt or burn
through. You got it in your mind? So where does the fire go now that
there is a block over its natural expression of burning. It don’t
go out, at least not yet. The flames leap out the sides and look for
any way to continue to exist.
lets look at you, the
vessel of His fire.
You were created in the image of God and with His likeness out of the
earth, then He breathed into your nostrils the breath of life (fire,
passion, desire etc. of God) and man became a living being. Mankind
was created to carry the passion of God. Man became a pure desire
being. There was no fault in him. God gave Him dominion of the earth
and some instructions and basically said ‘have at it, do what you
want to’ and man started by naming all the animals as God brought
them to him. Adam was free to express himself as he pleased, he was
not under a harsh hand. There was no metal covering his fire.
came and placed the lie into the womb of Adam (the
woman) both male and female ate. What satan placed was an accusation
against their Creator, which immediately cause their view of God to
change. The fruit of this lie also caused their view of themselves to
change. They felt ashamed and condemned, which happened even before
the presence of the Lord showed up to fellowship with them.
desire did not go out, it was just blocked by a ‘lie’ that said
can not have and
do what you want anymore’ and
‘your not pure now’. This lie caused them to shrink back and hide
sin began. The desire inside of them was now missing the mark of pure
expression and love for their Creator. Every thing they did while
under guilt produced sin. The more they tried to quench their desire,
the sicker they became, 'dying you will die'.
was sent to remove (destroy) the works of the devil. He was sent to
undue the ‘lie’ against God and to remove the fruit of that lie
in man if we will let Him by changing the way we think. He was sent
to remove the piece of metal from off our ‘desire of God’, our
light. This life of God that we were given which is to have life and
have it more abundantly. Understand that I not only mean our desire
for God, but God's desire freely burning through us.
more you believe that you sins have been
that the shame has been removed, the less you will sin. Your desire
will not be misdirected by a lie against your Father or yourself.
Gods will is to promote you, not hold you back.
as you yield to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, don’t let your
fire be ‘covered, smothered, chopped or diced’. Walk in pure holy