February 28, 2018, Pastor T's News Article in The News Observer
Judges 15:4-5 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. 5.And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives.
The definition of a firebrand is: A piece of wood or material that is burning hot because it has just been taken out of the fire. In other words: It is a piece of material that is carrying some of the fire that it’s been in. The second definition of Firebrand is: a person who causes unrest or is very energetic. In other words: A firebrand is a person who is on fire and can stir others, can ignite others. When the Holy Ghost came on the day of Pentecost, He came as a rushing mighty wind and Tongues of Fire. Why? Because God knew the church without power was no match for the devil. He knew that Hell's fire was burning against the church, and the only thing that could put it out was Fire from Heaven.
It’s still true today: I pray about many things through the week but at the top of my list, God Send the Fire. Baptize me afresh everyday with Your Holy Spirit and Fire and Baptize Your church with the Holy Ghost and Fire. Let me ask this question: Does hell feel the heat coming from our prayer closet? Does hell feel the flames of our prayers?
John Knox was a Scottish clergy man who shook Scotland with his prayers; his hearts cry was: Give me Scotland else I die. Mary the Queen of Scots said: I fear the prayers of John Knox more than all the assembled armies of Europe. That's the kind of fire we need in the church today. The church needs people up around the altar that are sick and tired of watching the devil run ram shod over this nation and over our children, stealing the innocence of little kindergartners! Murdering the unborn by the millions! Twisting minds until they don't even believe they have the right body parts, believing that God put them in the wrong bodies. Look around folks, we are talking about Spiritual Warfare.
There is only one hope for this nation and it is not a black hope and it's not a white hope, it's not the man sitting in the Oval Office, it's the Man sitting on the throne of heaven, the Man Christ Jesus the King of kings and the Lord of lords. And He has invested the church with His power and He has made us responsible for bringing His will to the earth.
God said: The church must pray for His Kingdom to come and His will to be done on the earth as it is in heaven. He said the church must bind and loose. He said the church must cast out Devils. He said the church must heal the sick in His name. He said the church must do the asking and He will send the fire. Tell God we know we need the fire. Tell God we are desperate for the Fire. Tell God we are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Sick and tired of the devil stealing and killing and destroying everything good. Tell God we are ready to fight fire with Fire.