Fire

This year Old Town Hill has begun our year long theme about being watchmen. That is to be in the tower or on the wall and cry out warning to impending danger. So, this past Sunday we had to preach upon the impending danger for all who do not have a relationship with Jesus. This danger that Jesus explains to us is called hell. A place of wailing and gnashing of teeth. It’s an eternal flame that burns and brings horrible pain that never ends.

Yet Jesus speaks of another fire. In Luke 12:49, I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! Jesus is speaking about judgment and purification and was looking forward to the day that it would all be accomplished.

Yes, Jesus came to save, but in doing so He has brought the only way to salvation and sanctification. Jesus also taught that the way to salvation was narrow and few would find it. That is why the call to be watchmen is the greatest call that can be placed upon a believer. That flame burns in us and it is a wonderful privilege to be a part of spreading this flame of truth, love, and hope.  Allow the zeal of the Lord and Savior to burn and bring change to the world around you.