What Heaven is Saying TodayBy Pastor James Durham

This morning the presence of the Lord was awesome and powerful. The fire of the Lord was so hot that I began to perspire in the cool air of our worship room. As I went face down before Him praying for a word from Heaven, I was given a disturbing vision. I saw “profane fire” on the altar of the Lord. In the midst of the fire I saw the face of Satan looking triumphant over the Lord’s people. My thoughts went to Leviticus 10:1-3, “Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them. So fire went out from the Lord and devoured them, and they died before the Lord. And Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke, saying: ‘By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; and before all the people I must be glorified.’” 

I felt the hot displeasure of the Lord for those who claim to be believers but are releasing “profane fire” on His altar. There is a call for repentance on the part of those who seek the Lord but have stood by as others have put unholy fire on the altar. I went into a time of repentance. As I did, I felt the fire of the Lord close to breaking out on those who are disobedient and rebellious. This is a call to repentance. May the Lord stay His hand and may all believers dedicate themselves to obedience. I am praying for the fires of revival rather than the fires of judgment to fall on us. Psalm 85:3-7, “You have taken away all Your wrath; You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger. Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease. Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? Show us Your mercy, Lord, and grant us Your salvation.” Revive us again Lord I pray in the mighty name of Yeshua ha Messiach! Amen and Amen!!! 

(Explanation of profane fire) Leviticus 10:1-3 in this message is the first teaching on profane fire. The Lord’s correction in verse 8 explains the central problem. Nadab and Abihu got high and in their state of intoxication, violated the detailed instructions the Lord had given them for fire on the altar. They tried to substitute the way of the world for the way of the Lord. In other words they did it the way pagans worshipped their idols. They still had the golden calf and the ways of Egypt in their hearts. Many today are also in various states of intoxication (drugs and alcohol) and approach the Lord in disobedient ways. Many try to use the ways of the world as a substitute for the commands of God. He will not accept this kind of fire. Some people who are not experiencing the cloud of smoke or the cloud of fire are using machines to produce similar things, but these are not from the Lord. The Lord accepts no substitutes and obedience is always the key to releasing the true fire of God. I was expecting some of those reading this to release their own stories of profane fire. Perhaps that will come later. I normally do not explain what I receive. I report it and leave the explanation to the Holy Spirit. This morning I felt the urging of the Holy Spirit to release this addendum to the message to help some who are sincerely seeking the “old paths” of the Lord. I pray that it helps.