40 stories: God is a consuming fire

Singer-songwriter Robyn Beezley (Green) lives with her husband Anthony at Tweed Heads in New South Wales. Robyn was born and grew up in the Northern Territory and her ancestors are from the Yidinji and Malanbarra Indigenous Australian tribes of North Queensland. A professional singer for more than 30 years, Robyn’s performances include singing I am Australian at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. She has recorded eight original albums.

When I was 11, I actually lost my sight. I had a kidney infection, totally lost my sight and the use of my legs. And I remember crying out to God and saying, God, if you heal me, I’ll sing for you and I’ll travel for you. And I’ll tell people about you. Now, I didn’t know you weren’t meant to bargain with God, but I was this desperate little 11-year-old girl.

God heard my prayers and the prayers of my parents. And after only three days of blindness, I regained my sight again. And two weeks later, the use of my legs. So I’m exhibit A to the miraculous healing power of Jesus. I love praying for the sick. I’ve seen so many miracles.

“God said to me, ‘The days of miracles are not dead and gone. There’s greater things yet to be done.'”

When I was a young girl, I was only 16 years of age and I prayed for a little boy. He had club feet and I put his feet in my hands and his little feet began to grow before my eyes. That little child stood up with normal feet.

And I prayed for young man. He was paralysed for three years, waist down. He couldn’t walk, couldn’t talk. We prayed for him. And after about five hours, he came walking up, and he was walking normally. And God said to me, “The days of miracles are not dead and gone. There’s greater things yet to be done.”

I’m presently employed as a domestic violence counsellor and on weekends, I’m a traveling singer, songwriter, preacher, and prophetess. Grandmother! Me and God, we got this great thing going. He speaks to me and I listen. And I’m a daughter of the king.

[Singing] “Jesus is the answer for the world today. Above him, there’s no other because Jesus is the way.” I love that old song of Andrae Crouch’s, powerful song. If you have problems in your life, if you’re feeling sick in your body, if you’re lonely, or in any distress or experiencing domestic violence, or you’ve been through some traumatic experience, Jesus is the answer for the world today.

I love the fact that he died for us. It was unconditional love that he had for us. God sent his only son into the world not to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved. So I love everything about Jesus. I love the fact that he died on the cross for me. The love of Jesus is beyond description. He came to save the sinners. He doesn’t condemn sinners; he wants to save them.

“If you have problems in your life … Jesus is the answer for the world today.”

God wants to move so powerfully in our nation. And I believe we need to let him. The Bible says “If my people will humble themselves and pray and call upon me, I’ll answer and I’ll come and heal their land.” [2 Chronicles 7: 14]. We need to walk in agreement because there God commands the blessing. And I believe it is time to pray like never before for our nation, to stand in agreement for such a time as this.

I believe that we are in a strategic time in God’s time clock, but there is a real call for unity in our nation like never, ever before. We need to walk in love. I’ve written a song on my album. It’s called Consuming Fire. The first verse goes, “Lord, I pray for this nation, Lord. I cry out, come heal this land, let your people know that you are a holy God. You are powerful and majestic. You rule the world with justice, righteousness, and wisdom, restore and renew our minds, consume us now with holy fire.” That’s my prayer for Australia because our God is a consuming fire. I love this nation. I believe that our Indigenous people in this nation need to come to the forefront.

“Life is going to be breathed back into this nation to our First Nations people. Our First Nations people are going to lead Revival.”

Three years ago, I had a dream, and I was preaching on a stage, and there’s a huge audience in front of me. Behind me was a skeletal frame. It was 20 feet long, and I began to say, “Breath of God, come and breathe life back into the skeleton.” And I was preaching on the valley of dry bones, to speak flesh back onto the skeletal frame.

And, when I looked around, the flesh had come back onto the skeleton. When he stood up, he was a black man. He was an Indigenous man. I said to the Lord, “What is the meaning of this?” He said, “For too long, my brothers and sisters have been in the valley of dry bones.” And because of what has happened in the times past and the broken spirit and the anguish and the pain and the loss, people feel like we’re almost a forgotten people and almost become like a skeleton. Life is going to be breathed back into this nation to our First Nations people. Our First Nations people are going to lead Revival.

I believe that there’s going to be some strong men and women. There’s a young generation coming through. The baton needs to be passed on correctly. The baton is the word of the living God. We need to say, “Son or daughter, read this Bible, understand it, read these pages. Every word on them is living, and they’re vital for our survival. Heaven and earth will pass away, but his words will never pass away. Come back to the word of the living God and let the word guide you.” Because it says there, “My son and my daughter, attend to my words, let them not depart from thine eyes, but keep them in the midst of think heart and they will keep you from all evil.”

You can watch the video of Robyn Beezley here. It’s by 40 Stories, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.