Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 11th April 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Doctor of the Church,lectures,liturgy,catechism,Eucharist,Bishop of Milan,St Ambrose,mysteries,treatise,baptism,transubstantiation,real presence
...es in the Old Testament
where a sacrifice was consumed with heavenly fire, and the baptism of fire we receive in the New Testament
In Judges 6:21 when Jerubbaal had an angel burn up the sacrifice, and another time in 1 Kings 18:38 when Elijah was battling with the prophets of Baal, fire from the Lord came down to burn it up. “To those [of Old
] a visible fire was sent that they might believe; for us who believe, the Lord works invisibly” – our fire from heaven is in the form of the Spirit of God who falls upon us, who are “living sacrifices” to the Lord Jesus (Rom 12:1).
Anointed as priests
After baptism, straight from coming out of the water, the...