Hello again dear readers! I hope you have all been doing fine these past days! I have too.
I’m very pleased with the results of the poll I opened a few days ago, about what comes to your mind first when you hear the name “Jesus Christ” and surprisingly, all of you think of how He gave up His life for us. That’s very good indeed! I will soon open a new poll even more interesting, and I hope you can all participate open-mindedly!
Today, as I sat in thought, I somehow came across the idea of God and the devil opposing each other just as fire and ice. The presence of the both are so opposite to each other, that there is no in-between situation for someone to be in. Either they whole-heartedly believe in God and follow Him, or otherwise they go with the devil’s plans.
There is no doubt that God is fire. Fire is something that burns brilliantly and spreads light and heat to it’s surroundings, just like God. He provides light and warmth. True, fire burns things. But it only burns the dry and dead plants and leaves. Most of the time fire doesn’t
consume the living green plants. This burning of dead things cleanses the area of it ( the heavenly fire of purity that cleanses all evil ) and produces ash after deleting the impure, so that the living can use this ash as nourishment for their growth.
Fire does not beckon every person going by to come and be part of it. Those who see the light, and wish to know more and only those who wish to be part of it (I mean spiritually, to be part of the light of heavenly wisdom, not someone foolish enough to actually jump into the fire) go towards it.
No doubt about it, the devil is the ice. The ice is frozen. Some people talk of other people as “cold-hearted”- you see what I mean? Ice is, like I said, frozen. It has no life, and cannot
sustain life. It does not give warmth or any type of comfort to anyone. It does nothing to the dead and impure things, but it has the power to hurt and freeze living things. It makes people want to get closer by giving off a little chill at the first sight.. a cooling and relaxing chill. But once someone is completely surrounded by ice, then they cannot escape. (not unless fire (the light of wisdom) can penetrate and melt the ice (evil) and free the person.
Thus ice tends to completely freeze the living, while the fire tends to provide support for the living as I mentioned before. When I mentioned life, I meant that the “living” are God’s children. The “dead and dry” (as in leaves, chopped off birches, etc.) are the children of saitan.
Furthermore, there are many instances where God has been related with fire, told of in the Bible itself. Stay tuned for the next post where I will provide you with direct Bible quotes about this. Meanwhile, enjoy participating in the few polls I’ve opened today!
Have a great day and God bless you!