There is one thing that most all parents have in common with each other regardless of where they live. They will teach their small children at the first moment in which they notice any interest of the child to deal with fire: matches, cigarette lighter, gas stove knob, bright flames, and any of the many other situations that will get the attention of a small child. The one statement in which all parents know to be protected of toward their children in any language: we must not play with fire because it can burn you and it hurts. We all know that no matter how the parent may express it to the child, it saves lives, and prevents bodily injury to many small children, if not all of them as they grow to understand. When we talk of small children, it is correct to express to them not to “play” with fire, because at that age whatever gets their interest, will get their attention to play with it. It is the job of the parent to keep them safe, and to remove them from the area; or to remove the potential thing of interest from the area. When we say “play with fire and you will get burned,” that is a true statement regardless of age; however, it does not bring the same concern regardless of age. When dealing with small kids, it usually means that if left alone or left without adult care, to play with fire and you will get burned: this brings concerns because small kids just don’t know any better, or are not aware that the thing that has their interest can cause harm to them. Now it becomes a whole different matter when the person understands that both danger, and harm can occur from the thing being dealt with. In this situation, realistically and metaphorically, playing with whatever it maybe, fire or rolling back the odometer on cars to sell, you will get burned. We usually talk about playing with fire from the natural perspective to where the person has taken the aggressive posture toward starting or playing with fire; however, fire may not remain in a passive posture waiting to be started, if it is allowed to rub around with your dry edges for awhile. Fire In The Area, Evacuate.
In the natural, most members of the Body of Christ, are not going to just play with fire and get burned, when it comes to their relationship with God. If there is an attempt, to tempt most members into doing something against the Will of God; then the tempter will soon find out that he is the one playing with fire and will be burned. I know that we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, but Jesus took care of that for us; and all that Jesus ask of us is that we give him our best every day, in every way. So how do we give Jesus our best every day, in every way? We grow our relationship with him as we go through things, and we just fall in love with Jesus, even unto the Father. You know how it is when you are in love with someone or something, you are going to give it your best every day, in every way, right? Yeah, giving your best will still not keep you clear of temptation; however, if you are giving your best every day, in every way, there will be a way of escape for you to take. How many of you are not concerned about hurting a family member, or even committing a sin against a loved one? If you want to keep it simple, and easy to manage; then just make it all about Jesus: now we’re talking about fire that I just will not play with and get burned. When temptation comes to me, I don’t start at the bottom to avoid not playing with fire; nope, I start straight at the top. When I start at the top with Jesus, then I don’t have to keep going up to cover all things concerning all others. There is but one that I concern myself with when it comes to playing with fire and getting burn; and that is Jesus. When I don’t let Jesus down, then I don’t let anyone else down; however, if I am more concern about letting someone else down than I am Jesus, then I will be playing with fire and I will get burned. Fire In The Area, Evacuate.
We have to learn how not to allow ourselves to end up in a position of playing with fire, when we were not trying to do anything that would get us burned in the first place. Playing with fire for the mature and seasoned son or daughter does not “just” happen from the natural. The enemy knows that the natural attack will work for the not so mature member of the Body of Christ, but he has learned that for a number of reasons, that he will have to get the mature and seasoned to play with fire from another perspective other than the easy natural way. Well, what way is left, if not in the natural? In order for the tempter to get to those spiritually mature and seasoned, he will have to come among those that are spiritual, but not as mature and seasoned. This has been a method used by the tempter since the days in the garden. Now no one believes that the very day in which the man, male and female, ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was the first day in which the serpent came around now do you? Plus we know that before God made the man a help meet, the serpent was already about being busy in the midst to find out the spiritual substance that he needs to get the man to play with fire and get burned. It’s what he does: get in the midst to find the trouble. And we all remember much later on how the enemy came before God with the sons of God, and walked upon the opportunity to try Job: Job 1:6-7, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” When it comes to playing with fire and getting burn, don’t stay around it once it sneaks up on you. You have to listen for the fire to detect it among spiritual people, and then run: vacate the area. The enemy will get among the people of God, and he will just rub around with us until he sees some smoke from our dry edges. Our dry edges are things that we can’t do according to the Will of God, but we are spiritual; therefore, we will talk about anything. This is where he will just listen to the spiritual people talk until something is said in which he can move on. When you hear a spiritual person, who is not looking to play with fire, say something with good intentions that is not necessarily true, evacuate the area: this is the beginning of how the enemy gets mature and seasoned sons and daughters at the play with fire scene. When the serpent heard Eve say her dry edges, “we can not touch the tree and live,” the serpent had her at the play with fire scene. Adam should have taken her by the hand and vacated the area of talk the moment that he heard the fire that could burn. Adam knew exactly what God had said, and he should have been a better wing man to protect Eve. We may not be trying to play with fire at all, but if it can rub its way into our dry edges, it can get the fire going if allowed to hang around. When you hear the fire, don’t let it hang around no matter how it dressed itself up. Fire In The Area, Evacuate.
The Father In Spirit And In Truth Is Seeking Such To Seek Him.