Esther Obasi-Ike – Fanning The Flame

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Hebrews 1: 5-7

From this scripture we see 3 personalities: Jesus Christ, the Angels and minister(s) of God. Scripture says God makes his ministers flame of fire. As Christians we are ministers of God or as 1 Peter 2:9 says a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession. We are ministers and according to verse 7, flames of fire!

In Acts chapter 2 on the day of Pentecost  tongues of fire sat on the heads of the people in the upper room causing them to speak in different tongues. We have received this same flame from the Holy Spirit.

However the question to ask here is;

Are you fanning the flame?

Paul was one man who kept the flame burning and he said “I have fought the good fight I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7) In Philippians 3:10 Paul prayed “I want to know Christ-yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death”

For you to fan the flame you need to first know Jesus personally. You need to desire to experience his power in your life. Your desire should be to discover Jesus more every day.

When we cry out to know Jesus, be like him and to understand his ways we are actually fanning the Holy Spirit who is the fire resident in followers of Jesus.

When you begin to walk with Jesus he;

1) Reveals his own nature to you and you do not remain the same

2) Reveals your true nature to you

3) the two of you become one.

If we try survive by ourselves (without the Lord) we will “burn out”. Even learning the word of God by ourselves becomes difficult and without His Spirit of revelation. By seeking to know more of God, by asking him to change your character and asking him to reveal to you who you truly are and who He is, you begin to grow. And as you grow, you discover that there is always another level that God wants to take you to!

Are you fanning the flame? To fan the flame we must be thirsty for God! (Psalms 42: 1 – 2)

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3 Responses to “Esther Obasi-Ike – Fanning The Flame”

  1. Hay, there was atime i had the flame and i went share with my house followship.When i started sharing what God had done to me, one of lady who was our leader started saying i have taken her gift, which are:- having dreams, hilling the sick, bringing familys together and many more. what i shared was i saw fire of the old people going out and of young people growing big and biger. Pastor i was thrown out of that followship and i continued sicking the face of God praying and fasting to know more about God. A nd God gave me avision of where i was going to work, i could not bealve the end was great, then isaid to my self if God can make donkey to talk who am i not to belive what God has shown me. Do you know am right there work from one promostion to another God is so faithful to his children

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  2. Awesome sermon! I was blessed by it!

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  3. i am more passionate now about Knowing Him more and spending time in prayer, fasting. God bless you pastor.

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