“Isn’t it time for Churches to burn?” Leonard Ravenhill said words to this effect,
“You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there’s a fire! Likewise if your Church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it!”
Similarly, when your prayer meetings take off, and the Fire Brigade comes bursting in because the fire of The Holy Spirit can be seen on your roof, the local community knows about it — you don’t need to advertise.
So how come churches have to advertise every meeting. The local community would know your timetable by heart if you were an ‘on-fire’ Church!
They would be inquisitive about it and would be queuing for every service just to see what’s going on that makes folk believe your building is always on Fire — when it’s not! It just appears to be on Fire.
In Acts 4:31, when the Church prayed, the whole building shook.
Can you imagine the households next to their house?
They’d have been calling the emergency services pretty quick for fear their houses would be shaken, and damaged, too!
I hear The Word of The LORD coming to the Church. “It is time for the Church to burn with Holy Spirit Fire.
It is time for My Spirit to fall as Pentecostal Fire upon those who are willing to abandon reserve (just do it), abandon decorum (look foolish for Christ), abandon pride, and commit their very lives to His leading and direction alone.
It will become commonplace for the emergency services to invade a Church mid-Service because the Fire has fallen in that place!
It will be ‘usual’ for people to walk in off the street without a clue as to why they are there.
It will be just as usual for those people to be saved, healed, and delivered instantly, then laid out under the power of My Holy Spirit while I then ‘deal’ with them.
My Church, on fire, will become a people magnet, drawing people from all colours, creeds, nations, preferences — all walks of life — and the harvest shall be great.”
I see great work among the young, among rich and poor, among the prisoners, the homeless, the unemployed, the hungry, the sick, and the well!
The harvest comes from all corners of the field, and it will be bountiful! There’s a great harvest about to be reaped and brought into the barn. That harvest will be led by Churches on Fire for God.
The Fire of God is coming.
Are you prepared, or at least willing to host the Fire?
We’re seeing it start in various places — are you next?
Pray with me — Come LORD, let Your Fire fall on us. We lift our hands in eager expectation of The Holy Spirit falling as tongues of fire once more.
Fire, fall on us today!
Amen and Amen!
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.