Summary: We need the fire of the Holy Ghost to make it in todays world
HOLY GHOST FIRE
FIRE IS MENTIONED 500 TIMES IN THE BIBLE:
GENESIS 19:24 – GOD SENT FIRE UPON SODOM AND GOMORRAH. One meaning of fire is Judgment – Judgment against sin! --- John 16:8 – When the Holy Ghost comes He will reprove the world of sin, and of judgment. Fire destroys sin. It purges us and cleanses us. We need the Holy Ghost fire to burn out sin and cleanse us.
EXODUS 3:2 – THE BURNING BUSH – BURNING BUT NOT CONSUMED
Hebrews 1:7 – His servants shall be a flame of fire – Set yourself on fire and people will come to watch you burn.
Revelation 3:16 – Warns about being lukewarm. God wants us to be red hot, on fire for Jesus. Keep your heart hot, don’t allow your heart to become lukewarm.
I have heard I’d rather Burn out for God, than rust out for the devil – But I want to say it like this, Don’t Burn out… Burn On…
When troubles come Burn On, When finances are low Burn On, When friends and family have let you down Burn On, When the devil says give up and quit Burn On… Burn On…
Story of Uncle Bud Robinson and the mule that would not plow. He kicked the mule, He hit the mule with a two by four right between the eyes, He bit the ear of the mule, He said you’re going to plow. The mule would not plow. He got some wood and paper and put it under the mule and set it on fire. Uncle Bud said that mule is still plowing. We need the fire!
EXODUS 13:21 – PILLAR OF FIRE TO LEAD US AND PROTECT US
John 16:13 – The Holy Ghost will guide you into all truths. What is the truth? Jesus is the truth. The Holy Ghost will lead you to Jesus. The Holy Ghost keep you and protect you. The fire kept the enemy away!
LEVITICUS 1 – THE BURNT OFFERING – THE OFFERING OF FIRE
Total Commitment! Laying your all on the altar and offering of self completely to God.
(Pig & Chicken looking for a job – They see a sign – wanted ham and eggs. The chicken said lets take the job, the pig said on no for you a little sacrifice but for me total commitment.)
GALATIANS 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ… We need to lay ourselves on the altar and die to self and say Jesus set my soul on fire for you.
ALL OF ME, NONE OF GOD – LESS OF ME, MORE OF GOD – NONE OF ME, ALL OF GOD!