One of the first mentions of fire is found in Genesis 22, which is the story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son. Of course, God did not allow that to happen. In verse 6, it says: Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife.
I’m not teaching this story today, I just want you to see this:
Abraham did not expect someone else to carry the fire!
He did not expect the fire to be already lit when he arrived.
He carried the fire with him.
God wants all of us to be carriers of His fire. By fire I am not referring to actual burning flames. I am talking about being a carrier of the fire of God! The zeal of the Lord! The presence and power of the Holy Spirit!