“The Consuming Fire of God” By Pastor L.A. Lopez

As Abundant Harvest Fellowship International continues its series entitled: Be Christ Exalting, Pastor L.A. Lopez discusses 1 Kings 18 which is a time of great spiritual conflict as the children of God strayed from the truth, the strayed from the times of Joshua when the whole nation cried in one voice; we shall serve the Lord. Thus tragedy has struck, tragedy because of their refusal to be set apart from the gods of the society that surrounded them and as such their idolatry became their judgement.
The outcry of this message as it was with the outcry of Elijah is to be cleansed, to be washed. That our lives which stands as a sacrifice should be soaked and saturated in the word of God. And with a prayer- everything was consumed by fire, Hebrews 12:29 says for our God is a consuming fire. This was a type and shadow of the consuming fire of God that consumes everything that is not of Him. To be changed completely. Consume anything not of Him; our sinful attitude, any form of wickedness in us, darkness, greed, envy, jealousy. People who walk in carnality; our hunger for the world; our hunger to sate the lust in ourselves.

1 Kings 18:36-39
And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God

Abundant Harvest Fellowship International is an outreach church under the umbrella of Abundant Harvest Crescent City, USA. Senior Pastor Waid Hobbs has Ordained Pastor Lyle Areanne Lopez as Senior Pastor of Abundant Harvest International and Missionary to the Philippines. Abundant Harvest Fellowship is Partnered with the Church Of God Of Prophecy.