Fire of His Presence depicts the Lion of Judah reigning over all as His holy fire refines and purifies. His roar and His trumpet sound being released to remind His children this is the time for sober watchfulness and not a time for folly.
- Revelation 5:5 (AMP) Then one of the [twenty-four] elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look closely, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome and conquered! He can open the scroll and [break] its seven seals.”
He is releasing a sound. It is time to stay alert beloved. HEAR His sound. Hear His roar! His Holy sound is splitting the heavens to invade earth with His fire and presence. The fire that is cleansing, refining; the fire the purifies us, burns away the dross and makes us whole. He is truly King of kings and Lord of lords.
A Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “An Irrefutable Testimony.”
Matthew 19:21 (AMP) Jesus answered him, “If you wish to be perfect [that is, have the spiritual maturity that accompanies godly character with no moral or ethical deficiencies], go and sell what you have and give [the money] to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me [becoming My disciple, believing and trusting in Me and walking the same path of life that I walk].”
Beloved, hold nothing back from Me. Follow hard after Me. Allow Me to work My perfect purpose in and through you. As you allow Me in restrained access, My burning passion and the fire of My Holy Spirit refines and matures you, bringing forth your inherent strength and beauty of character.
Then as you walk in My favor – as one with unreserved access to the King – I will cause the miraculous to follow you. For your faith has declared My faithfulness thus My power will make manifest the fruit of your faith, making your life and your walk an irrefutable testimony of who I AM.
A prophetic download from Becky Eddy is connected to this. It’s called “The Sweet Crescendo of His Refining Fire.”
The process used by metal smith’s to refine gold involves heating the metal until it is molten, resembling liquid mercury, though blazing white hot. A pinch of borax is added to the now liquid gold and small patches of a different texture and molten color rise to the surface of the metal. They appear to be darker, swirling, and spinning rapidly as the impurities, or dross, are burned off in the extreme heat, leaving a pure and mailable metal.
During the heating process it is imperative to keep the heat directed on the metal; it becomes liquid at a high temperature, but even the slightest shifting of the flame or heat source used to melt the gold can cause it to “cool” from white hot with rolling dross burning off, instantly dropping to a cooler red hot – not quite hot enough to burn off the dross.
It was always amazing to me to witness this process when I was metal smithing and needed the silver or gold to be white hot – hot enough to use in the centrifuge for the lost wax method of casting. If I looked away for just a second, the torch flame I was holding with laser focus on the now molten metal would drift off the metal, and in that second the temperature would drop to red hot, making it risky to cast; the metal may have become too cool in that instant and unable to flow as a liquid – necessary for the casting process.
Sometimes we feel the heat is too intense in God’s refining process; we want Him to back off or we want to jump out of the process. Change isn’t easy and we often try to hold onto the old that we know. God knows what we really need. He is refining us for the better; to reflect Him, become more like Him. He wants to take out the junk and allow us to shine for Him. There are times that if He takes the heat off, we don’t get rid of the dross.
In the Refiner’s fire we often experience the uncomfortable heat required to bring the dross or impurities to the surface to be burned off. Likewise, He searches our hearts and knows what and when to bring to the surface and burn off as dross. As we are willing to go through the sometimes painful process – we are in His heart surgery and as we choose to stay put, not getting off the table before He is done, we experience a new freedom.
His healing of what was broken but we offered to Him in surrender, an attitude that unknowingly crippled us is changed. With every surrender and heart surgery, performed at His gentle hand, we lose the “junk” and become more like Him, reflecting Him more and more. The dross that has clogged our way is burned off and pure gold remains.
Hold tight to Him in the midst of this process, offering your heart to Him in surrender as He brings you through each crescendo of the refining process. He delights in you and the surrendered heart you offer Him. He is able to burn away the grime from our lives, removing the lies and untruths at the root of the hurt and wounding we may have carried that were never from Him.
His heart is for you to burn brightly, with the clarity and beauty He has created you to walk in. With every dross-tinged flame you allow Him to refine, trusting Him to heal what was broken, you shine forth with more of Him. He stirs your heart with every touch of His hand in your life, every loving caress as He draws His hand across your brow. He calls and you respond.
He heals more of the hurt you have carried and as He does, He ignites more flames of passion for Him. You see more and more of who you have been uniquely created to reflect, with beauty and clarity, the heart of the Father. You dance before Him, celebrating who He is and He delights with His whole heart in seeing you continue to blossom after the fire has burned away the dross. You blossom as new growth that emerges fresh and green after scorching fires have left the landscape laying deep in nothing but ashes in their wake. Let that new growth emerge with every refining and blossom into the unique expression you are of His fullness through you. Arise and shine for Him!
Trust Him as He moves you through the symphony of life with Him. The Father indicated the term “crescendo” is important in this process. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “crescendo” as “a gradual increase as in a crescendo if excitement; specifically: a gradual increase in volume of a musical passage” and “the peak of a gradual increase; climax.”
This symphony of life with Him involves several parallel processes of crescendo happening simultaneously:
Though your life may seem like a series of threatening crescendos where fears or worry, the hurts and haunts of past words spoken over you start quietly and build to what seems like an ear splitting crescendo, leaving you focused on the lies the enemy wants you to believes don’t crippling the expression of who you are in Him.
Father has a different plan. His crescendos bring truth, beauty and freedom. Take His hand and allow Him to walk with you through healing crescendos, full of His love and grace. He is gentle with you and longs to build in you places of safety and truth, bringing you freedom from the tyranny of fear, past condemnation and worry.
He is with you in every flame that burns away the dross and leaves behind the beauty of His truth in you. The flames cleanse and bring forth a sparkling clear reality of who you are and who this unfailing Father is for you.
Trust Him to heal the old and bring the new. That process can start and build in intensity until it peaks and releases the sweet fragrance of freedom and truth. Allow Him to set you free. Wave after wave of truth come and bring deep healing, resulting in the magnificent symphony of you and Papa together.
In freedom, you dance with Him and before Him. It is true joy and immeasurable delight that fuels your heart and thus your dance. Your heart is light and your eyes are on this One who designed you and loves you.
Your life becomes an ongoing crescendo with Him- building in the delight and freedom of who you are in Him. You can’t help but express your ever deepening love for Him in all that you are and all you touch.
Dance openly and exuberantly with Him, celebrating your new found truths as reality and delighting in this One who set you free!
Malachi 3:3 (NLT) He will sit like a refiner of silver, burning away the dross. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, so that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the LORD.
Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Be My Burning One.”
Hebrews 1:7 (NET) And he says of the angels, “He makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire,”
Beloved, My angels still touch coal to lips. Be purified. You are forgiven, refined, and guilt cannot plague you anymore. Choose to be holy as I AM holy. Choose to be tried in the fire – yield to My process – less of you, more of Me. My refining flames burning away the dross leaving you purified, sparkling, and new. Burn with passion for Me.
There is no need to resist the flames, yield to Me and let Me bring forth beauty from the ashes that My glory might shine through. A broken, contrite spirit that seeks hard after Me is the most fragrant offering you can bring. That I will accept. That I will adore. You I cherish, beloved. Be My burning one, with a soul surrendered and a heart ignited for Me.
Isaiah 6:6-7 (VOICE) Then one of the flaming creatures flew to me holding a red-hot ember which it had taken from God’s table, the temple altar, with a pair of tongs. The creature held it to my lips. Flaming Creature: Look! With the touch of this burning ember on your lips, your guilt is turned away; All your faults and wrongdoings are forgiven.
Psalm 51:16-17 (TLB) You don’t want penance; if you did, how gladly I would do it! You aren’t interested in offerings burned before you on the altar. It is a broken spirit you want—remorse and penitence. A broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not ignore.
A Word called “Be Consumed By Me” from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.
Hebrews 12:28-29 (NKJV) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.
Beloved, remember there is no fear in love for perfect love casts out fear. You have had encounters with My heart, brushes with My Presence, and you have known times of sweet unity as My Spirit has poured through you like water. Yes, My love is overwhelming—both refreshing, living waters and an all consuming fire. And that love for you never changes in its intensity. It is only the fear of losing yourself and being changed as you are swept away by My love that causes you to hold back and causes you to hesitate in reciprocating My love in kind.
There will always be more, precious—so much more. Therefore, walking with Me will always require some measure of moving beyond your comfort zone and resisting the fear of change. The fires of My zeal for you burn hotly, so there is loss as all the dross burns away. I care for you too deeply to allow any hinderance to prevent you from being the flawless beauty that I created you to be. I am ever challenging you to change in order to gain the fullness of My anointing and the fullness of My abundant, eternal life.
Upon the cross, I poured out all and held nothing back, beloved. I looked upon you and deemed that you were worth the risk of giving all My love. Will you walk in the same sacrificial love? Will you be bold and courageous, pursuing the depths of My heart and holding nothing back from Me? Resist the urge to try to protect yourself or hide, for your heart and your life are safe when you choose Me as your hiding place. Take a leap and let go, allowing your love and your zeal to match My own. When you live from this place, you will not permit anything to exalt itself against the knowledge of Me nor stand against the manifestation of My Kingdom. Bravely walk as a living sacrifice and be consumed by Me.
Romans 12:1 (TPT) Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.
A final Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Dwelling Place.”
1 Peter 2:5 (TPT) Come and be his “living stones” who are continually being assembled into a sanctuary for God. For now you serve as holy priests, offering up spiritual sacrifices that he readily accepts through Jesus Christ.
Beloved, present yourself as a living offering. Be part of My holy temple – a dwelling place for My Spirit. Welcome Me, even as I welcome you into My presence – that we might be one. United in thought and purpose.
And from this place of unity, work in unison with Me and act on My behalf. Be prompted by My Spirit – a holy priest, ordained by Me. To effectively and rightly represent Me, you must first know Me and be known by Me. So dwell in My presence, and be indwelt by Me.
The name of the silk in this image is Holy Fire. The colors in it are golden yellow representing praise, red wine representing cleansing justification, and orange representing Holy Spirit fire.
Father, may Your sound stir our hearts, may we be sober and watchful, may we respond in surrender to Your purifying presence, and may we exalt You as King. We choose to submit to Your plans. We desire to be holy vessels for You that our lives and our walks may bring You honor.
Note: the word that goes with this piece was expanded in January 2020