“And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the Lord, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.” Leviticus 10:1-2.
The Altar of Incense received the fire from the Brazen Altar which symbolized God’s judgment was diverted to mercy. Instead of fire from the Brazen Altar, where the Sacrifice for sin was made, Nadab and Abihu put strange fire on the Altar of Incense and died.
Divine origin does not and will not ever need human intervention and Divine intervention will never be from human origin. Anytime we intervene with Divine origins, we are bringing a strange fire to the Altar. Strange fire brings death. The fire we have must always come from the Brazen Altar, the Cross of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. That fire will always point us to the Cross of Jesus. The fire we have comes through the inflammatory touch of the Holy Spirit and that is the only fire the Lord will accept. Don’t be consumed by strange fire, it brings death. -Donna Clark Warren