“Catch the Fire of the Holy Ghost”
By: Rev. Jonathan Doctor, Ph.D. student
To be effective in the kingdom of God we must have the fire of the Holy Ghost. Some may ask “what is the fire of the Holy Ghost?” It is the power that is available to those believers willing to give their lives to serve Jesus. Jesus said in Luke 24:49 “And behold, I send the Promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” To be “endued” literally means to be clothed; and “power from on high” literally translates into passion.
Passion is another way of expressing the fire of the Holy Ghost. The Prophet John the Baptist declared that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Ghost and Fire. The Passion and Fire of the Holy Ghost was imparted to the disciples on the day of Pentecost.
The disciples would not be effective unless they had the Fire and Passion of the Holy Ghost. As we see the effectiveness of the church in the book of Acts, it is all because of Passion, because of the Fire of the Holy Ghost. That burning Passion moved the church to do many works with a zeal that could not be stopped. Titus 2:14 declares that Jesus redeemed us that we might be a “zealous” passionate on Fire people. The only way for us to get fired up and zealous for good works is to receive our day of Pentecost and receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and Fire from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself for service.
The effects of the Fire of the Holy Ghost are many, it revolutionizes the one whom the fire comes to. It revolutionizes the minister; in Acts 4:33 it declares that the apostles gave witness of the resurrection with great Power, great passion and Fire. This Fire caused the disciples to spring into action. They could not just sit back and watch their generation go to hell. They possessed a true understanding of the passion that Christ had for humanity.
When our lives catch fire and are consumed with passion our greatest desire will become “ God, here am I send me”. The effect of this Fire of the Holy Ghost will stir you up to a point that you cannot keep from being involved, you cannot help but “Go Ye”. When we are consumed with passion we will be compelled by the Love of God to go beyond ourselves.
The Passion and the Fire of the Holy Ghost will enable us to believe God for big things, and will ignite our imagination and creativity. We will take the limits off of God and ourselves. Christ like passion wakes you up in the morning, keeps you rejoicing during the day and causes you to dream big dreams when you lie down at night.
The Fire and Passion of the Holy Ghost will also cause you to become deeply devoted and earnest about your mission. It will also cause you to become extremely determined to be successful in your efforts. It will also cause you to become bold and courageous no matter how much adversity you may experience. It will also cause you to become persevering, no matter how long it takes to accomplish the mission God gave you.
The Vision that the Lord has given the church takes a Passion, a Fire and Zeal to accomplish. Before we go and try to do anything for the Lord, before we try to do our part of His Vision we must get Fired up with the Holy Ghost. We must wait until we are clothed with power from on high. We must seek the Lord and get our Power Clothes on. Jesus is the Baptizer of the Holy Ghost and Fire, Go to Him and ask for a Real Deal Baptism to accomplish your work for him with an on Fire Zeal and Passion that will get the job done.
In ministry the #1 key ingredient is the Holy Ghost. We cannot do the works of the ministry on our own efforts and emotional zeal but only by the supernatural Grace from on high. God’s Supernatural Grace and Zeal will empower us to reach this generation with the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with signs that follow.
Catch the Vision and Fire of the Holy Ghost today and seek Him until you are ignited with the Fire of God!