“What is the term for the coffee becoming the same temperature as the coffee mug?”
I knew it was God. He knew that I already knew the answer, although I couldn’t remember it right at that second, since I was still half asleep. I looked it up: thermal equilibrium. God wastes nothing! He had made sure that I had already learned this along the way so He could bring it back up – at just the right moment!
Here is an easy definition:
If an object is in thermal equilibrium with another object, then they are at the same temperature. For example, a hot cup of coffee is not in thermal equilibrium with its surroundings. There will be a net transfer of heat from the cup to its surroundings. (1)
The same is also true of the coffee and the coffee mug, as we will see here:
The ‘zeroth law of thermodynamics’ stipulates that when two objects are placed in contact, heat is transferred from one to the other until they reach the same temperature – thermal equilibrium. (2)
I knew that God was speaking to me in a parable – the parable of the coffee mug! He wasn’t really talking to me about coffee and coffee mugs. He was talking about our bodies, or more accurately, His body. You see, just as iron sharpens iron (see Proverbs 27:17), when we are in contact with others who are ON FIRE, we become on fire, too!
Conversely, the opposite is also true: lukewarm begets lukewarm, unless we are the ones on fire, causing others to catch on fire. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says that bad morals corrupt good character…it does not say the same works in reverse. However, when we come into contact with a fiery one we erupt into flames as well! That is God’s plan, and it is good.
“…See how great a forest is set on fire by a small spark!” (James 3:5 AMP)
God = Zeroth
Zeroth (0th) is defined as “immediately preceding what is regarded as first in a series.” (3) Zeroth is the number before the first number in a series. To illustrate, John 1:1 could be called Genesis 0th (zeroth)! The Word was with God BEFORE He created the heavens and earth.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” (John 1:1 KJV).
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” (Genesis 1:1 KJV).
In the same way, God is the First One before the First One! Romans 8:29 says Jesus was the first-born of the brethren – US! Similarly, for us to catch fire, our Father God must be on fire FIRST – before He sends the FIREY ONES to catch the rest of us on fire! Do you see? It is the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics on display! It is HIS LAW, because He IS Zeroth! He is setting His own law into motion, activating it by activating US!
The rise of the FIERY ONES.
Continuing with the parable of the coffee mug, here’s another scientific definition for further clarification of what the Lord is saying to us in this hour:
Conduction occurs when two objects at different temperatures are in contact with each other. Heat flows from the warmer to the cooler object until they are both at the same temperature. Conduction is the movement of heat through a substance by the collision of molecules. (4)
That is the reason we go to conferences and special meetings…to come into contact with the FIRE! These spiritual encounters set our hearts ablaze! We collide headlong with the Holy Spirit’s tongues of fire, catching fire ourselves!
We are charismatic Christians for a reason! The charisma, defined as “divinely conferred power or talent” (5) is where we long to live, and nothing less than the presence of Jesus Himself will do!
Thus, the rise of the FIREY ONES! They are a special breed of evangelist that God is raising up for this hour. This breed of laid-down Jesus lovers will stop at nothing to get into His presence and bring as many others with them as possible! They have been hand-selected, chosen, indeed elected to this post in the army of God for such a time as this.
One last definition: Heat Flux
Heat flux originates from temperature differences, and always flows from the hot to the cold side. Some examples are our feet get cold on a cold floor because the floor draws the warmth out of them or standing close to a fire because the heat goes into our cooler bodies.
Heat flux requires not only a temperature difference, but also a medium through which the heat must flow. That is why God is sending the heat through His FIREY ONES – His choice of medium!
It is just so like God to send the solution before we even realize there is a problem! If there were no COLD ONES there would be no need for FIREY ONES! It is obviously His heart that the COLD ONES be warmed up to the same level as His FIREY ONES, using the laws that He created to do it– the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics!
Since He is first in the series of Firey Ones, the Zeroth, He is sending those whom He created in His own image, to kickstart and restore US to the image which He intended us to be – ON FIRE!
Here’s Good News! There is no resistance! The cold floor does not resist the heat from your feet – in fact, it DRAWS IT OUT OF THEM! At the same time, your feet – as uncomfortable as it may be – cannot say NO to the floor pulling the heat out of them! They simply MUST GIVE IT UP!
This is GREAT NEWS! Just by being on fire, your heat will flow into those around you! You needn’t do anything out of the ordinary – in fact, the COLD ONES will pull on it and draw the heat right out of you! This causes them to finally become the FIREY ONES that the Lord intended!
Finally, one last allusion to the parable of the coffee mug: the Lord would have us know that just as the heat from the coffee warms the mug, and then the hand of the holder – so does God’s heat flow from heaven into His FIREY ONES; from there, it flows into the entire population that puts itself into contact with Him through them.
However, more good news! Unlike the coffee, which eventually loses its capacity to give off heat, God NEVER runs out of FIRE! He has plenty to pour out into us in this next season.
That is His plan, His law of Thermodyanmics, and it is good! Hallelujah!
FIREY ONES – Get ready to BURN!
Saturday May 18th, schedule TBA
Pastors Dave and Joyce Thilges
Joy Faith Ministries International