In Acts 26, there is a detailed account of Paul's life-changing experience with the Lord. The light Paul encountered on the road to Damascus was, in fact, the "fire" of God, as this same Greek word was used in various other places in the Bible and were interpreted as fire.
One example of the use of this same Greek word was when Peter warmed himself by the "fire" after he denied the Lord. So this light that Saul encountered on the road to Damascus, was an encounter with the glory fire of the Lord that brings sudden breakthrough and divine turnarounds.
An experience with the fire of God changed Saul's whole direction by interrupting his path and causing him to go in a completely opposite direction.
Jeremiah means "appointed by God." In Acts 26:16, when Saul met Jesus in the explosive glory fire, Jesus "appointed" him to bear witness of Him.
The Lord is releasing a glory fire as in the days of Saul, and out of that fire He is "appointing" a generation of the Sons of Thunder (see Mark 3:17).
Thunder (in the reference in Mark 3), in the Greek means to roar. These Sons of Thunder, who will be released throughout the earth, will roar with the voice of God and shake the earth. They will walk in power and turn the world upside down for the Kingdom.
"Who has an arm like God? Or can thunder with a voice like His?" (Job 40:9)
"The voice of thunder was in Your whirlwind, the lightnings illumined the world; the earth trembled and shook." (Psalm 77:18)
"But the thunder of His power who can understand?" (Job 26:14)
With these three Scriptures, we see that Thunder refers to the voice of God, the earth shaking, and His power.
GET READY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT -- YOUR HIGH CALLING IN CHRIST
This glory fire will be released on Believers who are praying and believing for divine turnarounds and breakthrough in their own lives. But in this breakthrough they will be released into new levels of the expression of His heart -- an appointment greater than they first expected, for this appointment is to be a Son of Thunder!
For those that have been through the wilderness of humility and the fires of faith, the Lord can trust with the thunder of His voice and power. They are a vessel ready to be catapulted into DESTINY in explosive fire and glory.
THE GLORY FIRE OF DIVINE TURNAROUND -- PENETRATING HEARTS!
"Divine Turnaround" is where a situation is heading in a certain direction, with a predicted outcome, and that situation is suddenly intervened upon by a divine supernatural force that causes the outcome to be the opposite. Paul was in unbelief when he was on the road to Damascus. It was only the glory fire of God that penetrated his hard heart and brought him to his knees.
Sometimes we think things are hopeless and impossible, we think our circumstances are unfixable or our loved ones are unchangeable; but one encounter with the glory fire and everything is turned around.
This glory fire will pour out over the Believer and unbeliever alike. These unbelievers are ones that have had prayers prayed over their lives for seasons upon seasons, and now the Lord is interrupting their course like He did with Saul and changing the course and direction of their lives. He is penetrating the darkness they are in by His glory fire, calling them into His heart, and setting them on course for Him.
THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH
"And he will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient and incredulous and unpersuadable to the wisdom of the upright [which is the knowledge and holy love of the will of God] – in order to make ready for the Lord a people prepared [in spirit, adjusted and disposed and placed in the right moral state]." (Luke 1:17 AMP)
The Spirit of Elijah mentioned in Luke 1, is an anointing of fire that brings restoration and reconciliation. It is an anointing that turns the tables and draws those that are distant from God into the heart of their Father. This explosive glory fire of divine intervention will draw a hard-hearted, unbelieving generation into the wisdom of the upright, according to Luke 1:17 – to LOVE the PURPOSE of God for their lives. These ones will prepare the way of the Lord, preparing a people made ready for His coming.
We are now in the days of divine turnaround, of wrongs being made right, of courses of destruction being turned to mirror life and life abundantly. Get ready for your loved ones to come into the Kingdom and be appointed as a Son of Thunder! For God has not forgotten them and His arm is not short that it cannot save.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY