THE BAPTISM OF FIRE
LORD LET IT COME !
There is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and then there is the Baptism of FIRE.
They can happen at the same time ... or in separate encounters.
" I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: " ~ Matthew 3:11.
There appear to be 3 parts to the experience of baptism -
The baptism of the Holy Spirit
The baptism of Fire
In the Gospels, Mark and John speak of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but only Matthew and Luke mention the baptism with fire ( (Matthew 3:7-12; Luke 3: 7-17).
Nonetheless it is clearly spoken of in scripture.
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Most passionate Christians have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, now EARNESTLY SEEK & ASK FOR THE BAPTISM OF FIRE !
It has been prophecied that many will now be purged by His Fire and prepared for powerful ministry. Get ready for the Seraphims bringing His coals of Fire!
An indication of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the speaking of tongues.
An indication of the Baptism of FIRE is IMMENSE transformation, boldness as well as a strengthening of the physical body.
FIRE prepares the vessel ...
In the words of Neville Johnson,
"When a person is baptized in fire, there is an absolute change in their life. The old is burned right out. We’re living among a demonized generation. They need a baptism of Holy Spirit and fire to get the demons out. The seraphims are coming. The name ‘seraphim’ means ‘spirits of burning.’ The demons can’t stand the Holy fire. God’s going to restore holiness back to the church."
Says Bob Jones,
" This baptism of fire means that plagues and viruses cannot cling to it.
No demonic control can survive around it and the enemy cannot trouble you.
The baptism of fire will bring in holiness and holiness is one of the main words this year. God is a holy God and when we are consumed by this baptism of fire, anything unholy that comes into our presence will not be able to stand. The power of this consuming fire will cause demons to flee and sickness, disease, infirmities and plagues to die instantly. There will be no question that the power of God is resident in His people."
Saint Philip Neri experienced a remarkable baptism of fire that was widely documented.
It is said that the night was Philip's special time of prayer. " After dark he would go out in the streets, sometimes to churches, but most often into the catacombs of St. Sebastiano to pray. During one of these times of prayer he felt a globe of light enter his mouth and sink into his heart. This experience gave him so much energy to serve God that he went out to work at the hospital of the incurables and starting speaking to others about God, everyone from beggars to bankers."
Bacci describes it thus: "While he (Saint Philip Neri) was with the greatest earnestness asking of the Holy Ghost His gifts, there appeared to him a globe of fire, which entered into his mouth and lodged in his breast; and thereupon he was suddenly surprised with such a fire of love, that, unable to bear it, he threw himself on the ground, and, like one trying to cool himself, bared his breast to temper in some measure the flame which he felt.
When he had remained so for some time, and was a little recovered, he rose up full of unwonted joy, and immediately all his body began to shake with a violent tremour; and putting his hand to his bosom, he felt by the side of his heart, a swelling about as big as a man's fist, but neither then nor afterwards was it attended with the slightest pain or wound."
The cause of this swelling was discovered by the doctors who examined his body after death. The saint's heart had been dilated under the sudden impulse of love, and in order that it might have sufficient room to move, two ribs had been broken, and curved in the form of an arch.
From the time of the miracle till his death, his heart would palpitate violently whenever he performed any spiritual action."
St. Philip Neri demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to love, great humility along with a radical sense of humor.
" Philip was known to be spontaneous and unpredictable, charming and humorous.
He seemed to sense the different ways to bring people to God. One man came to the Oratory just to make fun of it. Philip wouldn't let the others throw him out or speak against him. He told them to be patient and eventually the man became a Dominican. On the other hand, when he met a condemned man who refused to listen to any pleas for repentance, Philip didn't try gentle words, but grabbed the man by the collar and threw him to the ground. The move shocked the criminal into repentance and he made a full confession."
Humility was the most important virtue Philip tried to teach others and to learn himself."
( reference Catholic online )
There appears that in the Baptism of Fire along with a GREAT ZEAL to serve the Lord there is also a transformation in the body, a strengthening of the physical vessel with greater energy and immunity.
Unfortunately an understanding of the distinction between the 3 baptisms is not widely taught or even known by churches. But it takes the knowledge of this fiery encounter to recognize it's significance and then be pressed to EARNESTLY SEEK IT !
Ahava Sarah Fischer
The prophet Isaiah was cleansed by His FIRE. Burning coals from the altar were used by the seraphim for his purging. ~ ' Then I said, "It's all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord of Heaven's Armies." Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. He touched my lips with it and said, "See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven."'—Isaiah 6:5-7 NLT
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Kat Kerr wrote about her Baptism of Fire in ‘Revealing Heaven’:
" I not only know that Christ died for our sins and poured out His blood before the throne of God, but I have seen it! I will now share one of the most unusual and unforgettable experiences I have ever had. It was April 1998 and I was at the evening church service. At this time I had been seeking a deeper relationship with the Father and had spent many evenings worshipping and interceding at my home. I was ‘hungry’ for more of the Lord and when you get to that place in your life, He will make sure you get it.
We had been worshipping for about thirty minutes and then Pastor stopped and called certain people down for prayer. He asked for anyone who was in the full time ministry, whether they were licensed ministers or lay ministers. I knew God had told me I would one day be in full time ministry, but resisted, because that time had not yet arrived. Pastor laid hands on those who had gone forward, pray for them and released them to return to their seats. I could feel the glory of God in the sanctuary and I knew that angels were present. I felt the Holy Spirit impressing me that I should have gone down to be prayed for, so I said to Him, “If Pastor says, there is still one more person who needs to come, then I will go”. The very next moment, my Pastor said those very words, so I went forward.
The closer I got to the front, the stronger the glory of God became. It became hard to breathe and I began to feel heat all around me. They had an usher stand behind me, because sometimes when the power of God is released into you, you can actually go down.
When Pastor laid hands on me, I felt ‘fire’ go all the way up through my body. It was so powerful that not only did it knock me back, but the usher got thrown back also. God used the hands of my Pastor to release this fire into my spirit. It went through my entire being, burning up anything that was not of God. The walls of my heart were wiped clean of any desire for the world, any past bad memories and then went up through my head to cleanse my thought life. I was now a pure vessel, set aside for the Father’s use. I had been baptized with fire!
I only remember going down to the floor and my body began to shake violently. I was not injured in any way, but was consumed by the Glory and that was how my body reacted to it. I vaguely remember someone covering me and walking away. Later I found out that I shook through the remainder of the service, the whole time lying on the floor down front. Pastor knew God was doing something and would not allow anyone to touch or move me. They actually locked me in the church and left a security person there to call my family when I was able to leave. My daughter told me the next morning that it was she who had left a note with our home phone number stuffed up my sleeve. She had waited until almost midnight, but I was still lying there shaking. What she did not know was where I had been taken by the Spirit of God. When I hit the floor, seconds later the angel of the Lord took me (my spirit) and left this earth. In all the times I have gone to Heaven it is always ‘in an instant’ and I do not feel I have traveled at all. I am just here and a second later I am somewhere in Heaven. It was different this time, because suddenly it felt like we were moving in ‘warp’ speed. I actually saw millions of lights coming at me, just like you would see in a movie. We traveled for some time and suddenly we stopped and I felt my feet hit the ground. I opened my eyes and I instantly knew I was not in Heaven.
When I realized where I was my heart caught in my throat, for I was standing outside the tomb of Jesus and the stone had already been rolled away. “Oh God”, I said, “what am I seeing?” I heard someone crying and turned and I saw a beautiful girl with something under her arm. She looked to be around nineteen or twenty years old and had long black hair. She looked into the tomb and saw the angels, who asked her why she was crying. She said, “They have taken away my Lord and I don’t know where they put Him.” Just then Jesus appeared, but Mary did not recognize Him. She asked him if he had taken Jesus. Then Jesus said, “Mary.” She ran towards him, her face now radiant with joy, as she called out “Rabboni.” (I believe that means ‘teacher’ in the Jewish language.) Jesus said to her, “Do not touch me Mary, because I have to go to my Father first. Tell the others where I am going, to my Father and your Father.” She ran off to tell the others what Jesus said.
As soon as she left a large company of angels appeared in the sky and as Jesus rose to meet them, I followed. It was a breathtaking site as we rose up together, I will NEVER forget it. I did not care if anyone ever believed me; this would always be a ‘divine’ time in my life. The angels were flanking out and around Jesus, as we continued up through the heavens. Even though the atmosphere around us would have normally been dark, the brilliance from the Glory around Jesus lit up the entire area. We passed through the second heaven with no interference and proceeded towards a light that looked brighter than the sun. As we entered the third heaven, which is where God’s home is, thousands upon thousands of angels had come to greet Jesus upon His return from the grave. They escorted us through the gates and towards the Throne Room. The site I saw next is hard to explain, and even as I write about it, the Glory I felt then rests upon me now! There was an innumerable amount of angels prostrate on the floor as Jesus walked towards the throne and His Father. The angel of the Lord had been carrying a beautiful vase with him the entire time and now he was offering to Christ as he stepped before His Father. In front of us was a low type of alter and on it was a gorgeous runner whose threads that bound it together seemed to be alive. Gold, silver, purple, red, and green were the moving colors in this piece of fabric. I could hardly stand; the power emanating from the throne was so great. Lightning was shooting forth and it sounded like great thunder, as the Father raised His right hand.
Then suddenly, there was absolute silence as Jesus took the vase and bent over the altar. Just before He began to pour out His blood, I saw a word appear on the cloth in front of Him. It said, ‘Fear’, but as the blood hit it, I heard a sound like water hitting a hot pan, ‘SSSSSSSSS’; immediately the word evaporated. One by one, words appeared on the cloth and every time the blood would dissolve them. Words like, ‘Hate, Disease, Grief, Murder, Homosexuality, Insanity, Adultery, Pain’, and many more; each time being dissolved by the blood of Jesus. When the last word; ‘DEATH’, appeared the blood hit it and it was gone forever. God stood up and raised both arms, He shouted, “YES! It is finished”! Everyone in the Throne Room shouted and danced with joy. Jesus had accomplished it, the supreme sacrifice had been made and the blood offering paid in full. The ‘living’ runner now containing Christ’s precious blood would be kept forever upon the mercy seat of God. What a holy thing to experience, I am surprised I lived through it! (I was then returned to the church) It was around 5:00 a.m. before they could call my husband to come and get me; and he had to carry me out. I was not normal for about two weeks. I had many visions during that time and will share them another time. I truly know He paid the supreme price for all of us. How can anyone refuse such Love? "