Let it Burn!

I Thessalonians 5:19 (NKJV) “Do not quench the Spirit.”

To quench means to extinguish or to put out, as of a flame of fire. By saying do not quench the Spirit, this scripture is telling us that the Spirit of God in our lives is a fire that can be extinguished or put out. Hebrews 12:19 says our God is a consuming fire. Matthew 3:11 says that Jesus is the Baptizer of the Holy Spirit and fire. The Holy Spirit is the fire of God.

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The Eyes of Faith.

“while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
II Corinthians 4:18 (NKJV)

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
II Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV)

Faith is not based on the way things “appear” to be, with natural sight. Faith is based on what God has said, and the spiritual vision and insight that comes through His Word! The scripture says that the things which are seen are temporary, meaning they are given to change and are not permanent. However, the things of the spirit, which are not seen with natural sight, are eternal. God does not want our focus to be on natural, temporary things, but rather on eternal, spiritual things.

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