I said to the Lord, "Father, set me ablaze that people would ask regarding my appearance. For when they saw the face of Moses they knew he had spoken to God. Fire me up that they might ask and I will answer them."He replied: "Answer them and I will set you ablaze. Is this not what was said through you today?"I answered with a foolish laugh. "Yes, my Lord".
HE makes HIS ministers a flame of fire. Am I ignitable?? GOD deliver me from the dead asbestos of "other things." Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit; so I may be aflame. But flame is transient; often short-lived. Canst thou bear this, my soul--short life?? In me there dwells the Spirit of the great short-lived. Keep me ablaze, LORD; with the passion that drove You to the cross !! JIM ELLIOT
_________________Martin G. Smith
"Lord, light these idle sticks of my life that I may burn for Thee! I seek not a long life but a full one, like Thee, Lord Jesus." - Jim Elliot
This morning there was a revival song on my heart that I was singing. It is an old song written by William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army that ws in 1894. Send The Fire O God of burning cleansing flame:Send the fire!Your blood-bought gift today we claim:Send the fire today!Look down and see this waiting host,And send the promised Holy Ghost;We need another Pentecost!Send the fire today!Send the fire today!God of Elijah, hear our cry:Send the fire!And make us fit to live or die:Send the fire today!To burn up every trace of sin,To bring the light and glory in,The revolution now begin!Send the fire today!Send the fire today!Its fire we want, for fire we plead:Send the fire!The fire will meet our every need:Send the fire today!For strength to always do whats right,For grace to conquer in the fight,For power to walk the world in white:Send the fire today!Send the fire today!To make our weak hearts strong and brave:Send the fire!To live, a dying world to save:Send the fire today!Oh, see us on Your altar lay,We give our lives to you today,So crown the offering now we pray:Send the fire today!Send the fire today!Send the fire today!