Fiery Extravagant Love – Dyed4you Art

Fiery Extravagant Love reminds us of the overwhelming, fiery love of King of Kings and that as we see Him as He is no fear can remain.

  • 1 John 4:18 (GW) No fear exists where his love is. Rather, perfect love gets rid of fear, because fear involves punishment. The person who lives in fear doesn’t have perfect love.
  • Revelation 12:10 (NKJV) Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
  • Hebrews 11:1-2 (NKJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a [good] testimony.

A Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Fill Yourself with the Unshakable Understanding of Who I AM.”

Revelation 4:2 (TLB) And instantly I was in spirit there in heaven and saw—oh, the glory of it!—a throne and someone sitting on it!

Beloved, quiet your soul, quiet your spirit. Let Me sweep you away – whether to catch you up into the heavenlies or simply have you rest in My presence. Meet with Me. Be saturated in My glory. Allow yourself to be completely overwhelmed and undone by My presence and the full saturating love you feel from Me.

Fill yourself with the unshakable understanding of Who I AM. For if you fully and truly receive that understanding, you cannot operate in fear because you know the One who loves you is greater and higher than any other (by far). Of whom shall you be afraid? I AM on your side. Be overwhelmed by My glory and walk in the full confidence of one who knows they have nothing to fear.

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.

A prophetic download from Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Ministries is connected to this. It’s called “New Life is Bursting Forth.”

Beloved, refuse to resist the “prescribed burns” of My holy fire. In the same way that farmers will burn their fields to the ground to encourage enriched regrowth, so will I bring what appears to be brutal devastation for the purpose of bringing forth new life. This seeming destruction may feel at odds with My character, which you know to be good, but when you embrace the fiery season, it becomes more life-giving than you could begin to imagine.

The seasons can often feel like death is all around you, but in reality these moments are a precursor to life more abundant. There is a necessary clearing away of that which inhibits greater growth that must occur for you to reach your full potential. So trust Me completely and hold fast to My hand. Allow the discomfort of these seasons to become an offering to Me – as though you are laying on the altar with the flames of My fire surrounding you. Resist the urge to second-guess My motives or make accusation, and simply trust that My heart toward you is good.

And as you surrender to Me through the hard seasons, do so with joyous hope – waiting for the triumphant glory to come. For if you know My heart, you know that abundant life is on the horizon. And look, beloved, a new day is dawning, and life is bursting forth.

Isaiah 61:3-4 (NKJV) To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.

John 12:24 (VOICE) I tell you the truth: unless a grain of wheat is planted in the ground and dies, it remains a solitary seed. But when it is planted, it produces in death a great harvest.

{sensing} His flaming love is like protection, it’s like He is saying, “Back away from my child, I’m his/her King and you can’t touch him/her. My flames will consume any enemy!”

Another Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It is called “Beautiful Sacrifice.”

Song of Solomon 8:6 (VOICE) Set me as a seal over your heart; wear me as an emblem on your arm For love is as strong as death, and jealousy is as relentless as the grave. Love flares up like a blazing fire, a very ardent flame.

Beloved, the depths of My love for you is truly unfathomable. My passion burns brightly for you, so brightly its glory fills the earth. May My passion ignite and stir your own, beloved. Match your passion to Mine. Allowing yourself to hold nothing back.

May your ardent affection cause you to pour out yourself completely as a living sacrifice before Me. I will receive you, beloved. The flames of My love consuming your beautiful sacrifice – so sweet and pleasant before Me.

A word from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.

I believe the most powerful place of encounter we can have with God is to totally abandon all of ourselves to His jealous love. This is often difficult because it requires us to first come into a deep place of vulnerability with Him. In this world, it isn’t really acceptable to be “needy”. When we face unmet needs, we learn to say, “Well, I don’t really need that” in order to cope with the void we feel. But this is not the truth and it is not the order of things. We were made to love and to be loved, to need others and to be needed.

God desires that we would repent of this attitude, this hardness of heart. He desires that we would recognize our total need of Him and that our desires aren’t a bad or shameful thing. For *His* deep desire is to fulfill our needs! Like a true Bridegroom He desires to be our provider, our hero, our knight in shining armor. He desires that we would completely surrender to His love and stop trying to go obtain what we need in our own strength. This is the “Be still and just let Me love you” level. This level of abandon and intimacy is our “Most Holy Place” and it is His. It is the place where we give God permission to touch the hard places of our heart, the deep wounds and bitterness that have come through unmet needs. His fire cleanses out the bad and exposes the truth of those needs. And we find joy in the fact that He wants to lavish us with His love!

The name of the silk hidden in this image is Flaming Throne of God. The colors in it are dark red representing all-sufficient sacrifice, soft gold representing glory, golden yellow representing refined, amber representing flaming throne of God, orange representing fire, fuchsia representing blazing passion, and light turquoise representing healing.

Father, may we surrender willingly and completely to Your overwhelming fiery extravagant love. May we be beautifully consumed by Your flames, a pleasing sacrifice to You creating a sweet aroma before Your flaming throne. May we meet you in the secret place – making time to “waste” our love on You, worshipping You unreservedly. You are so worthy!

Dyed4you silk called Flaming Throne of God

Note: this word was expanded in December 2019