Welcome to Firebrands. The name of our ministry came from a prophetic word spoken to both myself and later Dave separately before we had ever met. “You will be like the firebrand that Samson tied between the foxes’ tails, and will set the hearts of many on fire.” The dictionary defines “firebrand” as: a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning: someone who deliberately foments trouble. Often when believers' hearts are set ablaze by God's passion, the religious will not be comfortable with it and set themselves against those who are endeavoring to move into newness with God.
It is my vision to inspire the people of God to "bring Jesus to life" in their daily lives, challenge the religious norm, and shine the light of the Gospel of Jesus both in and out of the Church Body. This ministry is accomplished through personal relationships, missions endeavors, and fervent teaching and preaching of the Word of God through various venues.
The Hebrew word “firebrand” used in Judges 15:4 is: לַפִּיד (lapeed). Each of it’s four letters have their own meaning which, when put together, create a picture with a greater definition than just an archaic instrument used to see at night.
The first letter is “lamed” and it is the heart that reaches or is hooked above. My ministry flows from a heart that is always reaching and hooking up with not only God, but the true spiritual realities that are needed to live as the image and likeness of God in this present evil age (Ps. 19:14; Phil 2:5).
The second letter is "pei" - mouth open, blow, spoken word. Through the anointing of the Holy Spirit I open my mouth and release the wind of God through the spoken word. The entrance of that word brings light to all who receive it (Ps. 119:130).
The third letter is "yud". It is the infinite point. The source of all that I do and say as a firebrand comes from the infinite dimensions of God. My source is the infinite God who created and fills all things with Himself (Acts 17:28).
The fourth letter is "dalet" meaning poor/humble bowing down. It is from a position of humility and worship that all things flow. It is out of the heart that flow all the issues of life, and from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Prov. 4:23; Lk. 6:45).
From these four small letters emerges the picture of the humble heart of a worshiper, hooked to the infinite One above, speaking and breathing forth the life of God. Will you join me as fellow firebrands? Will you add your divine spark to mine and join Firebrands in “branding the nations with the fire of His love”?
For more on Rev. Myca Belknap's ministry, please click here to be directed to her bio.