Many Christians lack the victory in Jesus available to those who belong to Him. Although they have accepted Christ as Savior, they don't go on to walking in the power of God because they try to hold onto their "right" to themselves. In order to have the Fire of God in our lives we must become a "living sacrifice," totally submitted to the Lord's will. Allow this lesson to provoke you into making the decision to stay on the "altar" of self-sacrifice where the Fire of God will set you free from the bondage of your flesh!
"The Burning, Running Sacrifice": A Prophetic Word
The one who offers themselves to Me must do so with a free will and of their own choosing.As a response to your sacrifice I will send Fire to consume from you all that keeps you from holiness. This Fire only destroys what is not of Me.All else is consumed into My presence and becomes one with me by way of the Fire.You do not need to fear this sacrifice because it does not mean the death of your being but the death of your struggle.I can not make you free until all that you are is offered without qualification on My altar.In the past, many have assumed the position of death before me but bolt from the altar to avoid the fire.They do so—some ignorantly—not realizing that to refuse My Fire keeps your sacrifice from being consumed into My presence.The Fire is what keeps you in My presence and My will.The Eternal Flame keeps out the enemy of your soul and purifies your being from those things which have entered into your most holy place.
Knowing Me is the result of being consumed into the very God by way of the Fire.The Fire dissolves who you were and brings your substance back to your Father.In Me you find lost glory and peace.In Me you are reformed into My image.
As you offer yourself on My altar your spirit becomes open to Me.This would not be possible had I not already given you the ability to be drawn from within.This drawing invites you to ascend the altar and wait for My Fire to consummate your reformation.
You now take the altar with you as you do My will. You are perpetually being sacrificed—this is what makes your sanctification possible.The moment you withdraw from the Altar is the moment that the Fire is extinguished.Oh how I desire to burn in you and see all that is of Me become manifest in your being. Do not be afraid—I seek not to destroy you but to save you from destruction.
My Fire will heal you; illuminate you; purge you; direct you; energize you; bring you into My presence.