The Spirit of Burning: Ignite Your Spiritual Fire

Ready to ignite your spiritual journey? This episode is a deep exploration of ‘The Spirit of Burning’, a profound baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire introduced by Jesus. We shed light on the transformative power of this spirit and its impact on our lives. We navigate through Isaiah 4:4, reflect on the lack of this burning spirit in our places of worship, and explore how we can become burning messengers on earth, deeply in love with God. Our hearts cry out in prayer as we seek divine ignition to serve our Lord passionately.

Our spiritual journey doesn’t stop there. As we delve deeper, we see how this baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire becomes a great divider, separating us from our old, worldly ways and igniting an internal battle. We delve into the teachings of Jesus, our model in this journey. We discuss the power of the Holy Spirit and how it enables us to witness Jesus across the globe, guiding us into the harvest and inspiring us to pray for more laborers.

In the final part of our conversation, we discuss ‘The Igniting Fire’ – the potent spirit of burning. We uncover how it transforms us to mirror Jesus in action, word, and spirit. United by this shared experience, the fire of God propels us to share the gospel, reach the lost, and fulfill Jesus’s great commission. Ending with a potent prayer, we seek the ignition of God’s fire to deliver us, to teach us holiness and purity, and to be sent into the earth to make disciples and serve the vision of the Lord.

Where to dive in:

(0:00:00) – The Spirit of Burning (12 Minutes)

The spirit of burning is a baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire that Jesus baptizes us in. Isaiah 4:4 mentions the Lord washing away the filth of the women of Zion and cleansing the blood stains of Jerusalem by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of fire and the spirit of burning. This fire has been lacking in the church house and how to live as a burning one in the earth requires a transformation of the heart and stripping away all the idols and false worship practices to be consecrated to the Lord. We end the chapter with a prayer for the participants to be ignited to fall more deeply in love with God and to become burning messengers in the earth.

(0:12:18) – Holy Spirit (9 Minutes)

Jesus brings fire on earth through His baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire. This baptism will divide families and cause us to war within ourselves until we give up and die to our old ways in order to live in the Spirit. Jesus is our model in this journey and the power of the Holy Spirit enables us to be witnesses of Jesus to the ends of the earth. We can be empowered to go into the harvest and pray for laborers to be sent forth.

(0:21:01) – The Igniting Fire (6 Minutes)

We explore the power of the spirit of burning, a baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire that ignites us to serve. We discuss how it transforms us to look, talk, and function like Jesus. We become witnesses, with a testimony in our bones of who Jesus is and what he’s done in our lives that we will not recant, even if it costs us our life. We also discuss how Jesus connects our hearts with one another, and how the fire of God propels us to share the gospel, reach the lost, and obey Jesus’s great commission. Finally, we pray for the igniting of God’s fire to bring deliverance, to teach us to be holy and pure, and to be sent into the earth to make disciples and serve the vision of the Lord.

(0:26:48) – Broadcast Hiccups and Call for Support (1 Minutes)

The baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire can bring war and division, but also bring us closer to God and ignite us to serve. We explore how the spirit of burning can transform us to look more like Jesus and bring fire on earth. We also talk about how the spirit of burning can cause us to be tested, but ultimately lead to a greater level of intimacy with God.


About the host:

Tammie Southerland is the host of Burning Messengers and the author of Permission To Bur: Breaking the Chains of Compromise from a Holy Generation. She is also a speaker and prophetic minister. She releases the sound authentic of revival and messages from heaven as she travels. Her lifestyle is one of prayer and digging deep into the Word of God, her desire is to releasing the Heart of The Father in these last days. She moves in power ministry and is known for releasing the Matthew 3:11 “baptism of Holy Fire” as she goes. ⁠


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0:00:00 – Tammie Southerland
and consecrated unto him. The consecrated ones are the ones that are humble, the ones that are set apart. Those are the ones that hear his voice. You function in the power of his spirit, but you can’t do that. You’ve got to ascend the hill of the Lord with clean hands and a pure heart. Hello and welcome to the Burning Messengers Live. Haven’t done a live in quite a while, but I just want to thank you all for joining me.

My name is Tammy Sutherland and I am the host of the Burning Messengers, and our podcast is really to let you know that you don’t have to burn alone. And today in this podcast, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. There is a spirit of burning, but there’s also a way to live as a burning one in the earth. We just came out of an amazing gathering that we had in a little place called 96, south Carolina. We had what we called the Tabernacle and the table. We did 24 hours worship. We sat in the presence of Lord. He absolutely encountered us. It was prophetic worship and a table that we sat out and everyone was able to encounter the Lord in the revelation of not just a table of communion but a table of transfiguration, a table of transformation where we were able to partake of what the Lord was doing in and through us and be transformed in his image. And so, in this kind of thing, you come into these gatherings and you have an encounter with God, your heart is set on fire. So many people come and they go back to their regions, to their cities, and they’re like well, what do I do with the fire now? Well, this podcast is for you because, first of all, you need to know that you aren’t alone and you’re burning. You don’t have to burn alone. And guess what? It’s not about you. It’s about what you’re able to allow the Lord to accomplish in your heart as he ignites you to fall more deeply in love with him. And so let’s start in. Let’s pray. Father, I thank you for the opportunity to come. I ask you that you would speak your word, which you would unveil your message, god, that you would cause us to burn with the fire that you have for us to burn with in your spirit. Lord, let us be messengers in the earth. God, open the hearts to receive and to know really what it is to to walk in you and to walk in this fire. God, we just call people in from the north, south, east and the west. They would become burning messengers in the earth. But God, that they would also walk in consecration and purity and let your fire have its work in them. So now we’re going to dive deep into this.

The spirit of burning, it’s two things. So it’s seen in Ivea four, verse four. And the spirit of burning is also a baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire that Jesus Baptizes us in. And we see it first in Matthew 3, 11 and in Luke, where John the Baptist is Baptizing in the waters of repentance. Jesus shows up and he gets baptized in the water, but John points to him and says that he has a greater baptism, a better Baptism, and he would come and he would baptize in the Holy Spirit and fire for many years.

I think what is this fire? I want to understand this fire. Used to ask the Lord all the time I grew up Methodist. I would look and I would see this flame on the flag in the corner of the, the church house and the church house seemed to be lacking fire and I’m like what is the fire? Became absolutely interested in that have. A book called permission to burn talks a little bit more about my testimony. I’m not just my testimony, but the teaching of the spirit of burning and permission to burn with the fire of the Lord. So let’s dive into this real quick. So to be love sick for God with the spirit of burning means that you’re being Transformed by this fire.

Let’s look at Isaiah 4, verse 4. This is gonna throw you just a little bit, if you understand. The prophet Isaiah is coming to Israels, coming to what we would call the church, the religious people of the day, and saying look, guys, you have to repent. You have been taking on other idols, you’ve forsaken the Lord. And then it’s even says, leading up to chapter 4, that the women of Zion, the daughters of Zion, will be stripped of their, basically their beauty and they would be found Broken in wanting. I’m gonna talk about a little bit more what that means in scripture when you see daughters, women, when it talks about cities, it’s. We’ll talk about that in just a second.

So the spirit of burning, isaiah 4 4. The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion and he will cleanse the blood stains of Jerusalem by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of fire, subversion, say in the spirit of burning. And so here we see, the women are, the daughters of Zion, are being cleansed by this judgment, by the spirit of burning. So if you look at scripture anytime, you see daughters of a city is actually talking about the reproduction of the city of Zion, or of Israel, into other cities. And so there’s got to be this cleansing, because Israel, or Zion, is supposed to be a leader of the people, supposed to reproduce consecrated ones that are set apart for Yahweh, but what there’s been is a multiplication of idolatry. These daughters of Zion, these cities that have come out of influence by Zion, have actually influenced the people of Israel into the worship of other gods. And so he’s stripping away it says there their bangles, their bracelets, their gold, their silver, their beauty. He’s stripping all that away. Now, in the physical, this did happen. They went into exile, they went from glorious and beautiful to being servants and slaves. And so the spirit of burning, or the spirit of judgment, is there to cleanse, to purify and then to set back right. And so the first action, when we begin to burn for the Lord and sit with him, baptizing the spirit, should be an exposure of our idols, exposure of all the ways that we’ve taken on idolatry of the world.

The Babylonian spirit you can see in the book of Revelation that actually comes in at the end of the age and just influences the church. It’s calling what is evil good and what is good evil we see that very prevalent already in our nation. And so when the Lord comes in with his fire, he comes into first of all to judge our hearts personally, to set us apart. We’re called to be consecrated ones. The blood of the lamb, the testimony of Jesus, calls us into being set apart so that we can yet again be holy and consecrated unto him. The consecrated ones, the ones that are humble, the ones that are set apart, those are the ones that hear his voice. You function in the power of his spirit.

But you can’t do that. You’ve got to ascend the hill of the Lord with clean hands and a pure heart. So the spirit of burning can also be a judgment that brings us back into clear understanding of righteousness and holiness and a walking with him. And so it cleanses the bloodstains right. It cleanses us from unrighteousness. And if you’re encountering the Lord, if you’re burning for the Lord, you should be falling deeply in love with him. But you should also be being transformed. You should be being transfigured into his image, looking more like him, radiating his beauty inwardly and outwardly. And so you’re encountering the Lord for cleansing, you become lovesick for God, you passionately desire his presence and you’re letting his refining remove the impurities from your life.

So also in this fire, in the baptism of the spirit, we begin to long to become like Christ. So, burning ones, burning messengers, we love to sit at the feet of Jesus. Listen, day and night, night and day. That’s what we were created for. We’re created to worship. We’re created for intercession. We’re created to do our work from the heavenly realms. We’re created to see what he sees and know what he knows. But we weren’t created just to sit there and bask and soak in all of this. We were actually created to be transformed into his likeness, and that we’ve got to think about.

How did Jesus walk in the earth? How did he function in the spirit of burning? Let’s look at this. So I referenced a little bit earlier John the Baptist and his baptism, and then the baptism of fire by Jesus, luke 3, verse 16,. John answered them all. I baptize you with water, but one who is more powerful than I will come the straps of whose sandals I’m not worthy to untie he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

So, just as Jesus was baptized in the water and the Holy Spirit and fire came upon him to solidify to those who were in the crowd that he’s the Son of God. His identity is the Son, the unveiling of who he is Christ, the Messiah, the annoyed one. In the same way, when we come into that baptism of Christ, when we come into the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire, it seals within us an identity. Romans 8 says all of creation is groaning for the unveiling, for the revealing of the sons of God. So the spirit of burning, the Holy Spirit and fire, will actually confirm to you and seal in you your sonship, your identity. This is for a reason.

All of this is unto something. I love to sit in the presence of God and burn. Stand firm, minister, and burn. But it’s unto something. It’s creating within you a clean heart. It’s renewing within you righteousness and a right spirit. It’s causing you to know that you need to come out of the world and be set firm in Christ. And that firm in your identity is one that all of creation is groaning would come to know who they are.

And so, just as Christ was baptized in water and the Holy Spirit came upon him, in the same way when you’re baptized in the Holy Spirit because this is the baptism, jesus baptizes us in the water. Baptism is good and we need it and God is moving in it, but the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire is actually done by Jesus. Many oftentimes when you go into the water, if you ask Him for it and the baptism of the water, you will receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire. That work within you is sealing and confirming who you are. But that’s just the beginning. That’s not where it ends.

That’s the beginning, and the more you run towards the fire, the more your heart is going to be cleansed, the more you’re going to begin to understand that the Spirit of God Himself divides the soul, the mind, will and the emotions from the Holy, the Spirit of God, and so it brings division Even within yourself. You have to begin to say this is not like Christ. This behavior, this thought, this action, it’s not like Jesus. This is not what I was made for. I wasn’t made to think, feel and act in this way. And so the conviction of the Lord is like a sword. The Spirit of the Lord cleanses and judges the intentions and thoughts of the heart. And so, again, this is the fire of God, what it does to come in and cleanse.

I want to read this to you. It says that in Luke 12.49, he says I’ve come to bring fire on the earth and how I wish it was already kindled. On the conversation of burning and division, let’s look at this real quick. The Spirit of burning is not to serve our own passion, although it makes us passionate. It’s also to bring us into the earth who is caught up in a way of doing things that is not like the Lord, not like Christ, and restore the earth, restore the people of the earth, reconcile them to God. But this is what it does. Look at Luke, chapter 12, verse 49 to 56. We’ll talk about this a little bit more as we go into it.

He says I’ve come to bring fire on the earth and how I wish it was already kindled, but I have a baptism to undergo. He’s talking about his death. He’s talking about crucifixion. Okay, when we’re baptized into Christ, we’re also baptized into the cross. We take up our cross daily, the baptism he’s going to go undergo, and what constraint I am under. Until it’s completed.

He’s actually constrained within the flesh. He’s constrained within the body until he’s completed the baptism of death, burial and resurrection. So this skin, this flesh, it actually constrains us from being able to fully function in the full redemption that Christ died for. Christ in us is the hope of glory. He’s our model, he’s what we look at, he’s the mirror that we look into. The original intention in the garden of Eden is what we look at to see, before the sin entered to the world, before the fall, how we’re supposed to walk, walking with him in his spirit, in the cool of the day where we know good and do not partake into evil. And so he says do you think that I came to bring peace in the earth? No, I tell you about division, for now there will be five in one family, divided against each other, three against two and two against three. There will be father against son and son against father and mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother in law against daughter in law and daughter in law against mother in law. Paul’s right there. So the spirit of the Lord comes in in this moment.

You’ve got to understand the context where Jesus is now fulfilling the Old Testament. He’s fulfilling the Old Covenant. The prophets have prophesied about him. The Feast have pointed towards him. All of the scriptures have said that the Messiah will come. Isaiah 56 said that he would be crucified. It says that by his stripes will be healed, that he would be abandoned or rejected by those he came to. All everything pointed up to this moment, but they’ve gotten caught up in the doing and not seen the one who is to come.

And so when he’s speaking of this, he’s saying as I pour out my spirit, as I die in crucifixion, as I’m raised again, my spirit upon the earth will actually divide you against one another. Some who will believe that I am not fulfilling, I am not the Messiah, yet some will, and those will be divided against each other. It’s the old wineskin versus the new wineskin. The old wineskin, brothers and sisters, is the Old Testament that’s been fulfilled. The new wineskin that Christ came to bring was where he would pour out his blood into this lamb skin. That would be a womb to birth sons and daughters out of the spirit coming out of the flesh and into the spirit. The new wineskin is made of lamb skin and it’s actually a womb that births, new life, sons and daughters, by the blood of the lamb and the word of his testimony. And so the blood of bull and goats would no longer satisfy. It would only be the blood of the lamb and the spirit of the Lord.

The kindling fire of God actually would divide, because the people who would be baptized in his fire would burn with such holiness and conviction that they couldn’t help but portray or release the beauty of who Jesus the Messiah is to all of those around him. He’s saying that my spirit will actually divide you one from another, but yet, at the same time, do not become haughty and arrogant in it. You have to go low, because you’ll also have to take up your cross. You’ll also be sent into regions and nations and places where they will reject you because of the burning on your life. And so you look at Jesus, you allow the formation of who he is to take place in you as you come closer to him, you run to the fire and not away from it. You cause your eyes to be set on him and you serve, and you do not desire to be served. Even in his burning he lays down his life. No one can take it from him.

Listen, guys, the spirit of burning will wreck you. It will mess you up because you’ll no longer look like, talk like or act like the world. You’ve got to come out from among them and be separate. But at the same time you’ll be in the world, but not of it, because you hear what I just said you can’t take on the ways of the world anymore. This divides, it makes it clear. It’s going to divide you against you. It’s going to divide your old ways and against your new ways. It’s going to cause you to know what is flesh and what is spirit. It’s going to cause you to war within yourself until you give up and you die. Well, you die to the old man and you live to the spirit, that which you’ve been born again to live in. So you’re going to serve with passion ignited by the fire and the Holy Spirit of God.

It says in Acts, chapter one, verse eight. This is what he told them. Whenever he’s telling them I’m going to die, I’m going to be buried, I’m going to be resurrected. Actually, in Acts one eight, he’s already resurrected and this is what he says. But you will receive the power of the Holy Spirit when the Holy Spirit comes to you Power. What is the power unto? All of this is unto something. This is why you’ve got to understand the functionality of the spirit of burning. It’s unto you being witnesses, it says, in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth. So the Holy Spirit’s burning within you should actually cause a drivenness in you to be egg-ballowed. It says pray, therefore, that the, the harvesters, the laborers, would be sent forth into the harvest. Pray for the laborers to be sent forth in the harvest wine, because the harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few.

So the more time you spend with the Lord in intimacy I’m talking about personal intimacy with him, I’m talking about sacrifice, daily devotion, I’m talking about being set apart and sitting with him in this presence the more you stand firm, minister, and burn in him. And this is personal. This isn’t always corporate. As a matter of fact, it’s not going to be corporate unless it’s personal. You are going to begin to experience an egg-ballow in your spirit.

First of all, a drive being driven out by the finger of God to hunger and thirst for righteousness and to remove yourself from everything that’s not of God. And, second of all, you’re going to be driven to release what you have received, to those who have not seen and not heard, he says he’s going to send them into Jerusalem. They’re going to be rejected there, to Judea Samaria, those who have been seen as the ones that don’t deserve to know him and don’t deserve to receive his spirit, and then to the ends of the earth. So the Holy Spirit’s fire empowers you to serve others with passion. The early disciples were filled with the spirit and they became witnesses. The word witness means martyr.

0:19:42 – Speaker 2
Hey Burning Messenger, we wanna interrupt today’s episode to remind you of Tammy’s book Permission to Burn. The book is her testimony on paper. She was on fire and never expected her life to demonstrate anything other than the zeal of God’s heart for his people. Tammy was going to change the world and see millions come to know her Jesus with the same passion and desire. Until the lies and obstacles begin.

Permission to Burn will take you on a journey of truth and release the weight of God’s glory and recommission the believer in Christ to live out his or her identity as a holy messenger. Awaken the courage to reclaim the undeniable truth amid a dangerously confused generation. Impart keys to living the holy, consecrated yet exhilarating, spirit-filled life. Call forth a scriptural plumb line of reformation to the modern church and leadership structure and bind together hearts of seasoned leaders and young believers for a sustainable last days, holy spirit outpouring. Read Permission to Burn. Get back on the mountain God gave you and take your place in setting this world on fire for the love of Jesus. In your generation you can find Permission to Burn, breaking the chains of compromise from a holy generation, on Amazon.

0:21:01 – Speaker 1
The word witness means martyr. They didn’t just see with their eyes and hear with their ears. They had a testimony that they were willing to die for. We’re gonna keep going. So the holy spirit fire in you creates with the in you, a faithful witness. You will be ignited to serve. I’m not talking about just preach how will they know if they don’t have a preacher? But you’re gonna begin to preach with your life when you enter into the spirit of burning.

You preach with your life because you’re transformed by him. The more you sit with him, the more you should look like him, talk like him, function like him. When you sit with him, you’re praying things like I wanna know you and I wanna be known by you. Search me and know me. You become an eyewitness to him, you develop history with him and then you get a testimony in your bones of who he is and what he’s done in your life that you will not recant, even if it costs you your life. And it’s the blood of the martyrs that’s filled out, that testifies to those who take their life that Jesus is Lord, because they lay down their lives in the same way that he laid his down out of the place of love out of the place of service, because eternity never ends but this earth, those who do not know Christ. In this earth, they will have an ending, and it will be an ending of torment. And so if you get within your bones the fire of God, the revelation of heaven, you will not recant your testimony because it’s made a change in you and you will lay down your life to serve those who do not know him as well as those who are. They’re functioning as other burning messengers. We come alongside each other in the vision of the Lord as he begins to connect our hearts with one another. And so all this saying the final, not the final, the powerful, one of the powerful things that burning and being ignited with the spirit of burning does is causes us to be servants of his and of voice trumpets, ones that have his word in our mouth and his actions in our being.

Matthew 28, 19 to 20,. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that. I command you so we let the fire of God propel us to share the gospel, to reach the lost, jesus’s great commission, co-mission between you and me and him Causes us to be able to be the representation of him in the earth that we could not be without the power of his spirit. I said this in a prayer meeting recently. The same spirit that rose Christ from the dead lives in you. Don’t water that down. You’ve got a dead razor living in you. You got the healer living in you. You got the burning man himself asking can I take over your life? Resilience prayed. Possess me, god, and that’s our prayer. That’s what we’re asking him for.

When we are ignited with the spirit of burning, we’re asking God to possess us, to use us for his glory, to purify us, to cleanse us, to cause us to come out of Babylonian spirit, the spirit of this age, to be walking holy, pure fireballs for him, submitting ourselves to his spirit and being sent into the earth to make disciples and to serve the vision of the Lord. And so, father, I pray for those right now that are watching me that you would release the igniting of your fire, that you would bring deliverance. That you would teach us how to come out from among them and be separate, that you would teach us how to be bearers of your presence, ones who walk in your voice that proclaim your name and proclaim your word, because you’re the only one worthy that you would cause us to be pure. It calls us to be holy, calls our hearts to align with your heart. And God, I’m asking you to use those that are watching to be sent into regions, into churches, into houses, into hubs, into the hardest, darkest places of the earth, to go low and serve, to go low and be your hands and feet, god. That they would develop intimacy with you that’s their intimacy with you, not depending on any man or any woman to lead them into your presence. That they would be formed, they would be fashioned, they would hunger and thirst for you. That they’d get up early in the morning to pray. They’d find themselves praying in the morning, praying in the evening, praying in the noon time, devouring your word. And being fashioned and formed into burning messengers that rightly proclaim and rightly walk out you, jesus, in the earth. That they would be witnesses, even witnesses that would not hold their own lives dear, more dear than the truth of who you are, more dear than the testimony of your beauty. God. That they would let me lay down lovers, but we give you the glory. We thank you in Jesus’ name.

Hey guys, you don’t have to burn alone. I love you. We’re going to actually be starting a course on approaching the scriptures. Rightly follow me on Facebook. We’ve got a private group. Go jump into that private group. It’s called Burning Burning One’s Academy Live. Jump into that private group. We’re going to do more lives and more things in there and there’s more information for you to come. I love you. Thank you for sticking with me if you’re on live right now. Sorry for all the little hiccups. It’s been crazy trying to do this broadcast, pray, pray, because this camera keeps wanting to cut off, but I knew the Lord wanted you to have this message. I love you again. I can’t wait to see you, whatever facet it is Facebook, instagram, local meetings, all the things in Jesus’ name. Alright, see you later.

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