Summary: Just like Elijah needed Fire on the mountain, we need Fire in the church
Never before in our history has there been a greater need for Men and Women of God to stand up and speak up, Never before has the world and the church needed a voice like Elijah’s to thunder the call to righteousness and holiness
At one time on any given Sunday you could walk into our churches and hear the pure unadulterated Word of God being proclaimed in Pentecostal power with evidence of conviction and souls being saved and devils being cast out and captives being set free, but today in many of our churches sad to say there is a watered down bless me message that has no power to convict the heart that does not condemn sin and has no power to heal the sick or set the captives free.
Once again the Spirit of God is searching, is calling: Is there a Man ? Is there a Woman ? Is there somebody who cannot be bought, who will not be intimidated or manipulated by public opinion who will speak thus saith the Lord so sin can be eradicated and God can be glorified
Standing on that mountain facing off with a backslidden King (a false religious order) and a nation that accepted a polluted religion that mixed the worship of Baal with the worship of God.
Elijah knew: There is only one thing that can destroy this polluted mixture of religion and worship and turn this nation back to God alone (They must experience the fire of God)
I’m here tonight to tell you: The only thing that can turn the tide of secular humanism and the fascination with the occult, and stop this unholy mixture of Christianity and Islam and stop this nations slide into anarchy and total depravity is for us, (the church) the called out ones, the blood bought ones, the redeemed) to have another visitation of the Fire of God.
The church must catch Fire again
The prayer of the church and the resounding cry from the church must be (send the fire again).
The first place the fire must fall is on our pulpits:
There are people standing behind the pulpits in many churches today who are bound by pornography, social drinking and gambling. Mainline denominations are ordaining homosexuals and lesbians to preach the gospel.
Many preachers have fallen into the prosperity trap and they are money driven, they live loose and worldly lives.
They don’t fast, they don’t pray, they don’t seek God, they have no relationship with God, They are just pulpit celebrities.
Example: LA Preachers.
Lord send the Fire to our Pulpits
Then the fire must fall in the pews: Sin has gotten comfortable in many of our churches today, few Christians really pray anymore or study the word of God. Ball games, track meets, concerts, recreation, going to the lake, or back yard barbeques have all taken the place of closet time with Jesus.
Believers have found a soft comfortable spot on the pew, but have hearts that are hard, callous, lukewarm, they’ve lost their first love, their passion for God has died and they’re just going through the motions.
They still know when to shout and when to cry and when to clap, but there’s no fire, no power, no anointing.
Lord send the Fire to our Pews
Next: The fire of God must Fall in our homes
Many Christians today have developed an unholy appetite for entertainment that is not of God, and is actually very sensual and worldly filled with lust and deception, homosexuality and lesbianism, and because it is funny they swallow it down.
The devil is very sneaky: He believes that if he wraps his poison in humor that Christians will swallow it because it’s funny.
The fire of God needs to fall on our entertainment and purify our lives until we won’t receive anything vile, unholy, or impure.
David Said: Psalms 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:
You need the fire of God to fall on your internet and burn up everything that shouldn’t be there.
You need the fire of God to fall on your cell phone.
You need the fire of God to fall on your music.
Could you honestly invite Jesus to watch what you watch with you and listen to what you listen to with you?
How much impurity, How much sin are you making allowance for? How tolerant have you become to the vile and the unclean?
What are your kids watching and listening to?
Do your kids hear Dad and Mom praying in the Home?
Do your kids ever hear you worship God in the home?
Do your kids ever see you reading your bible in the home?
Is your house a house of Prayer?
There is only one answer for us: We need the Fire of God