A baby doesn’t become an adult in one day. It takes years! When we gave our lives to Jesus Christ, we become like a new born baby who doesn’t know his right from his left. We depend solely on our parents to do everything for us. When we grow old, when we become full adult, we become independent, able to do things by ourselves.
A student in the class is a novice at the beginning of his studies. Before he could graduate, he might have gained enormous knowledge. This he will take to the field where he’ll put all he’s learnt to practice. While he’s there, he’ll continually upgrade himself to fit in to today’s world. This is how Christians should be.
The spiritual world advances every day. Some things we experience today, the people of old didn’t experience them. Jehovah God Himself is not stagnant in His work, but He moves on every day. With the daily changes in the world, if we don’t keep the fire alive, we can’t know which direction to go. If we’re in the fire and the fire is in us, the Spirit will constantly reveal to us which direction to follow. Satan derives different strategy every day to double cross the children of the Father. Holy Spirit, the Revealer of Mysteries constantly work with us to counter whatever the enemies are planning towards us. This is the journey and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it than to be in tune with the Spirit all the time.
The Bible says in the Book of Leviticus 6:12-13 that, “And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not be put out. And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order on it; and he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings. A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.” As we offer no more goat, ram or bull, we’re the offering, a living one. We offer ourselves through obedience to the Word of the Father, living His life on daily basis, and prayers through which we refuel and gain fresh energy for the day.
Therefore, my beloved, as the priest of old were commanded to remove the ashes from the fire, so also, let us remove every ash that can quench our fire, ash of sin. Let us continually move with the Spirit in whichever direction He wants us to go. As believers in Christ, we’re like the wind. We only move in the direction of the Spirit. We have no decision of our own, but we do only as the Spirit commands. This will lead us to a place of eternal glory in the end. Amen!