“The heavens will be on fire and be dissolved because of it, and the elements will melt with the heat.” 2 Peter 1:3b (HCSB)

It’s been said, and I believe it is true, that the natural often reveals the spiritual. In other words, God often gives us hints of what He is doing through our physical senses and experiences on the earth.

I am just wondering, what if the massive, record breaking heat wave that has hit our entire nation and beyond, right now, is an indicator of heavens host assembling for a spiritual invasion?!

Angels are referred to as servants of fire (Hebrews 1:7, Psalm 104:4, 2 Kings 2:11). John the Baptist said that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire (Matthew 3:11-12). It is clear, the Holy Spirit doesn’t work alone, but is accompanied by fiery angels! When the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost He was accompanied by fire (Acts 2:1-4), which I understand as angels!

Throughout the Bible fire is seen as both an agent of purification (Malachi 3:2) and of judgment (Genesis 19:24)! Fire reveals a person’s works, character and what is inside (1 Corinthians 3:13). I believe we are seeing both judgment and purification, simultaneously right now, and it is going to intensify!

Sadly, many hearts are hardened in the heat of the fire! In the Book of Revelation, we see a judgment poured out with intense fire from the sun to burn people, yet they did not repent or glorify God (Revelation 16:8-9)! Cry out for mercy!

Pray for those who are suffering because of this intense fiery heat across our nation. Many are experiencing ’blackouts!’ Pray for the Church to respond to God’s refining fire with surrender and trust. Pray that what needs to be judged and removed from our land would be consumed by the heavenly invasion. Ask the Lord to search your heart, and consume all that is unholy and offensive to Him (Psalm 139:23-24)! Pray for God’s holy fire to fall on your pastor, on your church and the churches across our city. Invite this heavenly invasion into our city!