Quenching the Violence of Fire By Rev Eastwood Anaba
THE WORD SIROCCO
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Month Theme: Purpose and Divine Assistance
Topic: Quenching the Violence of Fire
27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
The young Hebrew men quenched the violence of fire – they rendered the fire ineffective against them, though it killed those who threw them into it (Daniel 3:22-25; Hebrews 11:33-34). Church tradition holds that the apostle John experienced power over boiling oil – the boiling oil had no power to kill him. According to Tertullian’s testimony, John was thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil before the Porta Latina in Rome and he survived it without injury. Some sources say that he continued to preach from within the pot of boiling oil. Other traditions report that John was forced to drink poison at one point but it did not hurt him.
The Spirit- filled believer has a high pain threshold – he or she is able to endure pain. You should be pain-proof in the face of trials and afflictions. The book of Proverbs says a person who is drunk with alcohol does not fear pain. When he is beaten or tossed about on the sea, he does not feel it. If someone who is drunk can endure the pain of beating, one who is filled with the Holy Ghost should have a greater capacity to endure pain (Proverbs 23:29-35).
The prophet Isaiah says no weapon formed against you will prosper. This means that the weapon will not be able to perform its function when it is released against you. Bullets lose their power when they fly in your direction. Bombs fail to detonate when they are thrown at you. Swords are turned into plastic when they touch your body. Every weapon that is released against you is powerless (Isaiah 54:17).
Pray and declare that any fire that has been kindled against you loses its power to destroy.
“Wailers and Prevailers” and “Victory Over Fire” by Eastwood Anaba
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