He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness. Then will the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in ancient years. Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against the false swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and who turn aside the temporary resident from his right and fear not Me, says the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 3:3-5 AMP
This above prophecy speaks of Jesus Christ our Lord, our refiners fire. He is our purifier. This is exactly what was experienced in the upper room by the 120 people.
John the Baptist said Jesus will baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:” Matthew 3:11 KJV
As the 120 were speaking in tongues, it did not just affected the people, but it refined and purified them into God’s plan and purpose for their lives.
And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words].” Acts 2:3-4 AMP
Let’s pray together:
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Word. Thank You for refining and purifying me even as I keep on praying in the Spirit in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.