The Bridal Journey from His Outer Courts to His Inner Courts is a painfully beautiful process. All three of the fiery stages of one’s own Baptism of Fire are for the purpose of a person decreasing, so He may increase. It is a journey not for the faint-of-heart. It takes a whole-hearted commitment. It takes choosing His ways over your own until there is a total death of self. In a Bridal Candidate’s quest for purification, a person must endure the greatest level of the testing of one’s faith. The hottest flame of His love is reserved for His Fire Bride where His coals of fire are indeed His coals of love (Song of Songs 8:6).
The purification work within Bridal Candidates is not linear. The process of fully manifesting and becoming the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus here on earth is a work that resembles a Fibonacci spiral. Think of a nautilus shell and the ever-tightening spirals that eventually becomes one with its center. Consider that the recurring trials in your life does not necessarily mean that you are backsliding, but you are possibly coming back to your issues so you can go deeper and deeper into the very heart of God. Sometimes things may even appear worse, because if you notice the spirals get tighter and tighter, as the goal of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus gets nearer and nearer. We will go deeper and deeper into the heart of a matter until the impure vibrations of that issue has been purified within you.
The second quantum leap in the crucifixion steps for the Bride’s Baptism of Fire is portrayed through the burning of the grain or meal offerings in Jeremiah 33:18. “Never lack a man before Me to burn grain offerings” speaks of one’s life being measured according to the plumb line of God’s Word.
This is the place where the fiery eyes of Yeshua Ha Machiach (Jesus Christ) search our souls. As we press into letting His Word sift us, we are transformed by the renewing of our minds and we prove the Father’s acceptable will through our lives (Rom 12:2). Any mixture within us will be sifted out in this place.
Of all the voluntary offerings, only someone who brings a meal or grain offering is described as a “soul.” Traditionally, grain has been a staple of the human diet and represents our very existence, just as a SOUL speaks of one’s very life’s breath. Therefore, the burning of grain offerings proclaims that one’s life is in God’s hand and His fire refines as He chooses.
The goal of the “burn grain offerings” step is for Yeshua (i.e., Jesus) — the True Bread of Heaven – manifesting fully in a person’s soul through the supernatural enablement of the seven-fold Spirits of God (Isaiah 11:1-2). When a Bridal Candidate’s faithfulness is being tested at this level of purification, His eyes are His seven spirits portrayed as seven lamps of fire burning before the throne (Zechariah 3:9; 4:10; Revelation 4:5; 5:6).
The eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro throughout the whole earth – your earth and mine – is the substance that comes out of heaven – manna – that humbles and tests us, so we can know: what’s in our hearts (Deuteronomy 8:2,5; Hebrews 4:12), if we are walking in His ways (Exodus 16:4; Galatians 5:16-24), that man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord (Deuteronomy 8:3-4; Matt 4:4; Luke 4:4), and that we are true sons that He disciplines (Deuteronomy 8:5-6; Heb 12:10-11).
~ Robin Main
Slightly modified excerpt from Hitting the Bull’s Eye of Righteousness, p.35-37
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