LET THE FIRE FALL
Jesse M. Hendley
I Kings 18:38
When the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the
burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and
the dust, and licked up the water that was in the
trench." I Kings 18:38.
You remember the story of Mount Carmel. There was a
time of great spiritual death in Israel. The great
prophet Elijah was standing before the false
prophets, just one man standing for the Lord.
Repeatedly in the Word of God we read of the power of
the life of one man whom God can use. Here stood
Elijah, the man of God! He built the altar, making it
impossible for the coming test to be a human thing at
all. Then he got down on his knees and prayed to the
Lord God to show the people WHO WAS GOD in a
tremendous, miraculous demonstration: He Who was GOD
would make fire fall from heaven! As soon as he had
finished praying, the fire of the Lord fell and
consumed the burnt sacrifice!
I call your attention to the fact that until the
proper preparation was made, the fire of God could
not fall. "THEN the fire of the Lord fell." Notice,
"It consumed the BURNT sacrifice." The whole
sacrifice had to be on the altar before the fire
could fall. ALL was offered to the Lord, nothing kept
back. There is a song that says, "My all is on the
altar, I am WAITING for the fire." That is not true
to the Bible. When our all is on the altar, we do not
have to wait for the fire. It falls instantly.
The thing that troubles me in this day in which we
are living the so-called "revivals" is that the fire
of heaven does not seem to fall as we want to see it
fall and as it fell in revivals of the past.
In very few places are we seeing revivals such as we
saw years ago. We are not seeing the victories we saw
years ago. We are not seeing the element of miracles
we saw then, when God was pouring out His Spirit. May
God Almighty send again the REVIVALS when the fire of
heaven FELL! All the worked-up f ...
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