To fully understand the Word of God, we must endeavor to embrace His promise of echad—the unity of God as being One. One with the Word… One with the Light… One with the Fire!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, 

and without Him nothing was made that was made. 

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, 

and the darkness did not comprehend it.—John 1:1-5

The Word of God is God! When we place restrictions on the Word, we are placing restrictions on God Himself. This can cause us to believe that we have permission to mess with His authority! When the Church changes the script, we are in serious error of rewriting the Word—the instruction given to us by the Creator of the Universe!

Isaiah 10.17 says: So the Light of Israel will be for a fire, and His Holy One for a flame.”

We need to understand that God is not only the Word and the Light, but He is also the Flame—He is Fire!

God is in the midst of the burning bush… 

“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, ‘I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.’ So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’”—Exodus 3.2-4

It was only when Moses said, “I must turn aside and see” that God called Moses by name and spoke to Him. The Word was and is the Fire in the midst of the bush! 

There is no direct communication with God—no spoken Word—until we turn aside from our pride, fear, doubt, unbelief, and our past religious experiences, to say, “I must see the Fire!”

God is the Fire. He is the Word, and the Word is the Fire. Both the Word and the Fire became Flesh through Christ!

God could not send the burning bush into Bethlehem, because the bush was not going to fit into a manger! So God put the Fire and the Word into Flesh—in the form of a baby—so that mankind could comprehend and deal with the Fire. Now mankind could turn aside and look salvation squarely in the face. We could embrace the burning bush and not burn—He was the Fire and the Word that came as flesh and dwelt among us!

All humanity must follow the Word and the Fire Who became Flesh… All humanity must follow the Word and the Fire Who became Flesh

We have to understand that the fiery finger of God, which wrote the instruction on the stone tablets, was in that baby.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”—John 1.14

There is a Fire that comes upon, and a Fire that comes within… 

There is a flame that God has placed within each of us. When God sends the baptism of the Holy Spirit to come upon us, it is so that He can connect with what He has placed within. That is what makes us whole—one with the Spirit of God.

Your soul will only experience transformation by the Fire of the Holy Spirit… 

We need to take the instruction—the Word—and place it into the One who paid the price for the instruction. Then, when we have both the instruction and the One who paid for the instruction, He becomes the teacher—the Holy Spirit in us.

It is the teacher (the Christ) in us who is the hope in Glory. The more we walk in the truth of the Holy Spirit in us, the more the bush burns within us.

“And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, ‘which,’ He said, ‘you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.’ …But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.’”—Acts 1.4-8

When the 120 were praying in one accord the flame that was burning within each of them became so full of fire that it began to burst out like a blaze from the tops of their heads. They endured and ultimately received the promise from the Father.

What is the promise from the Father?

Find out in Part 2…