Kristine Cucinotta Murphy
Once upon a time there was a man that asked his bride-to-be what she wanted as a token of his commitment and love when he comes for her. “A wood stove!” She excitingly answered. She loves the fire. She could do so much with this wood stove. Providing her with all she needs to live life to the fullest. This fire being in a closed in vessel grows at a level of high intensity. One that windows have to be opened to be able to breathe and enjoy an abundant life inside and out.
Malachi 3:10 – Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
He showed up with a little flame in his hand, but never fulfilled his promise to provide her with this wood stove. Over the years, the winds blew through the cracks of their home and put that little flame out.
John 15:5-7 – 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
The vessel they both needed to keep this fire alive and burning hot was not provided. They became lukewarm and being displeased with each other grew and grew.
Revelation 3:16 – So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
He became bitter with her as she would mention the need to make his words action for this wood stove in their home.
Colossians 3:19 – Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
This bitterness caused her to try and please him, submitting to a lifestyle that they both will have to answer for. Their home became undesirable to even dwell together. Rather than having the fire burning in a vessel in their home, their home was found in a raging wildfire.
1 Corinthians 7:23 – Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
This beautiful bright and on fire life she imagined never happened. Worst of all, she allowed Scripture to be twisted in her mind to please her husband rather than Yahuah.
A fire without an iron vessel will not reach the capability to do the will of Yahuah. But, that iron is needed to be on fire for Yahuah. Until a wood stove is in a home, they will never be satisfied.
Proverbs 27:17-20 – 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
They were unable to live together without that fire in a wood stove. His obligation and vow to provide, being the head of household was sorely broken and never repented to redeem the home that was consumed in the path of the wildfire.
1 Timothy 5:8 – But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
Though, they, being scattered apart from each other as their home was burnt to the ground, they survived to walk in their own way and belief.
Amos 3:3 – Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Division came with no return from whence they first began, from the flattering words he spoke that never came about.
Romans 16:17-18 – 17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.