In the Old Testament, the sacrifices offered to God were burnt upon the altar with fire.
Symbols played a great part in the Old Testament. A symbol is something that stands for something else. I want us to examine some symbols.
“And the sons of Aaron the priest shall put fire upon the altar, and lay the wood in order upon the fire.”
The sacrifices were placed upon the altar. Nowadays, we don’t have a physical altar; we place all we do “on the altar of the name of Jesus.” That’s why we must do everything in his name.
The fire represents the Holy Spirit. Remember that on the day of Pentecost, he manifested as tongues of fire.
What I find interesting is although it was to be burnt, it was not to be arranged in a haphazard way. It had to be placed in order.
Sometimes, there is the tendency to think that where the Holy Spirit or “fire” is present, there must be disorder – chaos, impulsiveness and a lack of structure or timing.
This can be true in certain circumstances; however, the “fire” or the Holy Spirit as seen in miracles, healings and every other manifestation can also happen in an organized environment.
After all, God structured night and day and the seasons in an organized way.
Be led by the Spirit and know that fire and order can work together. The move of the Holy Spirit and order can be possible.