I read the story of a village that only had one church in it. It had grown cold in its worship and had become satisfied with mere religion. One day that church caught on fire and the townspeople began running toward the church in order to help fight the flames. An atheist was among the group heading to fight the raging fire. One of the men of the church hollered at the atheist and said,
“This is the first time I have ever seen you running to the church.”
The atheist replied by saying,
“It is the first time I have ever seen the church on fire.”
We as individuals must make sure that we do not become satisfied with ordinary church. We cannot allow ourselves to grow accustomed to mere religious ceremonial worship. There must be a fire that burns bright in our churches. I am talking about the Holy Ghost fire that will set the captive free and heal the brokenhearted!
When the local church has that kind of fire raging, people that we never expected to come will show up.
I want the fire of the Holy Ghost burning in me and in Abundant Life of Willis!