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hebrews-12_29-consuming-fire

Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. ~ 1 Corinthians 3:12-15, NASB

 See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven. And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. ~ Hebrews 12:25-29, NASB

 

 

Burning

                   Fire

                             Shut

                                         Up . . .

Ragingly bursts out

                     Unapologetically . . . no

                                                          Stammering

                                                                                   Stuttering

                                                                                                        Hesitating . . .

Holy Spirit

Judging works’

Qualities, if

                  Gold

                            Silver

                                        Gemstones:

                                        Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald . . .

Or if

          Hay

                   Wood

                               Straw (stubble) . . .

 

Former qualities’

Valuable blocks

Solid structures

Well laid

Well joined

Well cemented

Together;

But then

Topped with

Latter qualities’

Junk piles 

Patchwork structures

Poorly laid

Poorly crammed

Poorly heaped

Together . . .

 

Unscrupulous workers

Rebellious children

Jerry-building;

Badly adding on to

The Foundation

Interiorly laid

So God-kind of

                           Morality

                                              Righteousness

                                                                            Holiness

Can spring forth . . .

 

Principled conducts

Incongruously manifested

As carnality’s

                    Unscrupulousness

                                                      Corruption

                                                                          Impurities . . .

 

Christian life inconsistencies:

Mix-Match traits

Producing reduction

Unsought—ashes;

Consuming Fire’s

Day of revealing,

Testing, purging

Worthlessly sown

Incinerable works . . .

 

Holy Fire God’s

Benevolent Bonfire

Removing trash;

Saving unfaithful,

Disobedient saints from

Everlasting burning . . . .

 

– I finished this poem on 2-20-2017