The holy Bible begins with God’s enlightenment in a grand depiction that “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”Metamorphosing between visible and invisible, the Spirit of God is manifested in a variety of forms, as the blazing “fire” represents the true form of the visual description of Holy Spirit.
It is not only a reflection of God’s absolute holiness and righteousness, but also a special token for God’s covenant with his children. It is symbolic of the glory of God’s judgment too holy to be beheld, while shedding light on the fact that only after going through the trial by fire could we aspire to be worthy of the crown of life.
God manifested himself unto Moses in the flame of the burning bush. The fiery presence of Holy Spirit is a source of guidance and protection. It is on such enlightenment and covenant that mankind’s survival and deliverance are predicated.
“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” said John the Baptist.
When the fire of Holy Spirit indwells our body and burns within us, our soul is reanimated and our heart thumps with solace, as the power of God cleanses us off utile resistance, despondency and disobedience; our extremities are, as it were, being energized and brought back to life.
When it blazes up within us, we are imbued with the divine power. Our very existence is invigorated and our mission revitalized under the divine influence of the fiery presence of Holy Spirit.