(By Pat and Karen Shatzline) The world is not looking for a space heater with which to warm their toes, but rather a bonfire that warms their inner man. We must be God’s embers that restart the brushfire of revival. Hebrews 12:28-29 tells us, “Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be moved, let us be gracious, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our, God is a consuming fire.” God has called us to burn for Him! Will you? This will require that our lamps stay trimmed and burning in expectation of His return (see Matt. 25:1-13).
It is time to be a spectacle for God. John Wesley once said, “Catch on fire, and others will love to come watch you burn.” We are called to be the burning ones! The world is looking for a light that will shine in the darkness. Jesus said, “Neither do men light a candle and put it under a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all that are in the house” (Matt. 5:15,). We must let our light shine, and we must allow His fire to burn up everything that isn’t like Him. When we meet God at the altar, the fire of God we encounter there is all-consuming. When Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, the Bible says the fire fell and burned up everything—including the dust on the altar (1 Kings 18:38). READ MORE