Key characteristics of the flame of fire with spiritual significance.

Hebrews 1:7

Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.” 7 Regarding the angels, he says, “He sends his angels like the winds, his servants like flames of fire.” 7 Regarding angels he says, The messengers are winds, the servants are tongues of fire.

God’s Agenda and the Call of the Spirit.

God’s agenda is to make each and everyone of us aflame  of fire.

But the responsibility of keeping the fire burning is ours.

Leviticus 6:12-13

The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.

God calls us to maintain a spiritual fervor.

The key characteristics of a flame of fire with spiritual significance, as understood from biblical imagery and teachings, encompass several profound qualities:

  1. Passion and Zeal: A flame of fire symbolizes intense passion and fervor for God and His kingdom. This includes a burning desire to know God deeply, to love Him wholeheartedly, and to serve Him diligently (Romans 12:11).
  2. Boldness and Courage: Fire is fearless and unyielding. A flame of fire in a believer represents boldness and courage

Boldness and courage  is part of the flame of fire.

  • The Spirit that God has given us is not of fear …

2 Timothy 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power, and of love, and of sobriety.

Proverbs 28:1

The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

  1. Proclaiming The Gospel.  ( peter, john and Paul)

Acts 4:13

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Ephesians 6:19-20

19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

  1. Standing For Truth .Like Joshua.

Joshua 24:14-15

14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

  1. Resisting Evil. Like Elijah

1 Kings  18:21-22

21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”But the people said nothing.22 Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the Lord’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets.

  1. Taking Necessary  Steps in the  Right Direction  like Esther.

And what is most amazing to me is when she decides that “so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16).

In the face of adversity, Queen Esther demonstrated amazing courage. Esther was courageous when she spoke to King Xerxes of Persia asking him to spare the life of the Jews. She knew that her speaking up would have consequences, but she spoke up anyway. Esther wanted to defend her people.

  • Empowerment and Anointing:  a people anointed  and empowered.

NB: Dogma is not the issue. People have heard enough. People want to see. Therefore we must contend for the effect.

Hebrews 1:7

Regarding angels he says, The messengers are winds, the servants are tongues of fire.

Matthew 3:11

11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not

 worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

            God’s  agenda is to have his people as a flame of fire.

            Therefore he baptizes us with a deposit of the Holy Spirit and Fire.

God  has entrusted  us to fuel and fun the gift of God into flame , by putting fresh fire wood of prayer, reading and meditating on the word of God, fellowship with the saints..

2 Timothy 1:6-8  (NIV)

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Leviticus 6:12-13

 The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it. The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.

Thus, the believer is anointed and empowered.

Anointed means : consecrated or made sacred, symbolizing you have the Lord’s favor.

Empowered means: having a life that reflects His power, purpose, and love while creating spiritual impact.

In Acts 2:3-4, the Holy Spirit descended like tongues of fire upon the disciples, empowering them for bold witness and ministry. Being a flame of fire signifies being filled with the Holy Spirit’s power and anointing, enabling effective service and spiritual impact. C



  • Endurance and Perseverance: Fire endures through challenges and trials. Being a flame of fire spiritually signifies

Endurance : power to withstand hardship or stress; especially the inward fortitude necessary.

The fire that God ignites in us has the characteristics of endurance and perseverance.

God by His SPIRIT plants in us  a CONVICTION that matures to  RESOLVE,…

“But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”

We become like the 3 Hebrew boys

Daniel 3:16-18

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

3. Key Results of endurance;

  • enduring faithfully in times of testing,

2 Timothy 2:3-4

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

Matthew 24:13

            But the one who endures and bears up [under suffering]       to  the end will be saved. 

  • persevering in faith, and

Romans 4:18

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

  • remaining steadfast in God’s promises

Philippians 1:6

“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

James 1:2-4.

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

  • Purification and Holiness: 

Fire purifies and refines precious metals, removing impurities. Similarly, in a spiritual context, being a flame of fire involves living a life of holiness and consecration, allowing God to purify our hearts and refine our character (Malachi 3:2-3; 1 Peter 1:7).

  • Illumination and Guidance: Fire provides light in darkness, guiding and illuminating paths. Spiritually, a flame of fire represents the light of Christ shining through believers, guiding others to truth and righteousness (Matthew 5:14-16).
  • Sacrificial Love: Fire consumes itself to give light and warmth. Likewise, being a flame of fire involves sacrificial love, selflessness, and service towards others, reflecting Christ’s love and compassion (1 John 3:16-18).

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