Cry Out for Fire

Ben CerulloBy Ben Cerullo2 Minutes

Many of the stories in the Bible are about people who were sold-out fanatics for Jesus. If they lived today, the world would call them crazy. Even the church, I believe, would say they’d gone too far in their faith.

But if you want to be used by God, you won’t do it by praying once in a while, reading a few Christian books, attending a few church services, or going to an occasional conference.

God is waiting to send His fire down on men and women who have prepared their lives as sacrifices. Not everyone is willing to pay the price. Your natural mind will try to talk you out of offering yourself. Sacrificing your life will cost everything—you must lay your friends, family, and popularity on the altar. But it’s worth it!

This is what the Lord requires of you. He wants your life. When you lay yourself on the altar, the fire will burn up what you used to be. The fire will take your imperfections. The fire will consume everything about your life.

When the Holy Spirit fell on the Day of Pentecost, it was a sudden manifestation of His presence (Acts 2:2). As the followers of Jesus were in one place going after God, “Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.” God poured out His Spirit, and they were endued with power. The Spirit came upon them. They were baptized in the Holy Spirit and fire.

Fire. That is the same fire God wants to give you today. You don’t have to wait for it. You can go after it right now. Step boldly in faith. Ask God to come.

Don’t miss this moment!
Enter His presence.
Cry out for fire!