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The Wick


“…and he (Moses) looked, and, behold,
the bush burned with fire,
and the bush was not consumed”
Exodus 3:2

God’s purpose for man is revealed in this verse. The call of God is to bring men and women to this one end: lives that burn with His fire through fragile earthen vessels. In a fully yielded life of surrender we become His light to the world.

The secret of this life is in the wick drawing upon the oil of His Spirit allowing His pure desire and heart to be the flame. The only way the wick will not burn up is by keeping the flow of oil constant through the power of an abiding relationship. Where there is no flow the wick will burn out and become useless, no longer able to shine with the wonder of the flame of God.

The oil without the flame is of little value. So too are the gifts and ministrations of the Holy Spirit apart from the purifying and glorifying flame of God within the vessel. The magnificence of this life cannot be known without these three components: The Flame of God, the Oil of the Holy Spirit and the Fragile Earthen Wick.

“And the bush was not consumed”


“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not”
Lamentations 3:22

Brian Troxel


  • Tim Shey says:

    Hebrews 12: 29: “For our God is a consuming fire.”

    • BT says:

      Amen and may He burn brightly in our hearts this day.

      “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap”


  • Tony says:

    The Light shines brightest through broken vessels. Also the Lord cautioned us to examine the fruit because it is by this and not the giftings of the person that will tell us whether or not they are the real deal. Signs that point to anyone other than Jesus are false. Fruit comes through pruning. Pruning, while not pleasant, is necessary for the production of more fruit. I used to have a fig tree in a previous house that I lived in. One thing about this fig tree and perhaps all fig trees have this characteristic is that the fruit appears before the leaves. Hence when Jesus approached the fig tree in full leaf He had the right to expect ripe fruit but found none. We all know what happened next. Bearing fruit and having a life that burns with a passion for the Lord and the things of the Lord requires us to be in constant fellowship with the Lord. Trusting in one’s anointing and not in the Lord is foolish.

    • BT says:

      So true we have seen too much mixture and great activity with little fruit. It is the pure heart which sees Him so may His work continue to that end in all of our hearts.


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