You Can Make It Through the Fire
// Kenneth W. Hagin
As believers we are going to face trials and tribulations. We're going to come under fire. Why? Because Satan is the enemy of God. And he wants to hinder anyone who's following the Lord's plan for his or her life. That's why it's so important for us to know what to do when we're in a spiritual battle.
First, we must remember that we already have the victory. We're not just trying to overcome or make it through. First Corinthians 15:57 (NKJV) says, "Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." Second Corinthians 2:14 (NIV 1984) says, "Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ." These verses tell us that God leads us from place to place in one never-ending victory parade. Hallelujah! No matter what fire we're facing, our victory has already been won in Christ.
Second, we must remember that God never leaves us nor forsakes us. Isaiah 43:2 (NLT) says, "When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you." In the middle of your biggest trial—when the fire is burning the hottest—never forget that God is with you. He will bring you through unharmed if you'll put your faith in Him.
Don't be discouraged if you're in a spiritual fight right now. Dig into this issue of The Word of Faith and build yourself up. Get a fire burning on the inside that will stop the fire around you! You can make it through the fire unharmed!
PS. Happy Independence Day to those of you in the U.S., and happy Canada Day to those farther north. I believe that as we each stir up the fire of God inside us, we can set our nations on fire for Him!