Who Got That Fire?
By Min. DJ
Matthew 5:14 says “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” The word “light” in this verse is translated from the Greek word “phos” which can also be translated “fire”. To light a candle is to set it on fire. So we could read the verse “You are the fire of the world”. We can see this clearer in Lu 11:33 which reads “No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.”
The whole point Jesus is trying to get across to us in these verses is that we are the world’s only hope of ever seeing Jesus. That’s why he says in both verses that we can’t hide our fire. If the world doesn’t see Jesus in you and me, where will they ever see Him? Proverbs 20:27 says that our spirits are God’s candles and when we are on fire for God, the world can see Him through us. But what happens when his candles aren’t shining? The world is full of darkness. What happens when the Christians in your school aren’t shining? Your school is full of cursing, drug abuse, and sexual sin which are all symptoms of darkness.
Has your light gone out? If it has then your school is doomed...that is unless you get fired up again!
“But how”, you may ask. Well, Heb 12:29 says God is a consuming fire, and we saw earlier that you are a candle, right? How do you light a candle? The candle has to get close enough to the fire for the fire to get on the candle. And that’s exactly what we have to do to get fired up for God. We have to spend some time with God through prayer, fasting, and reading the word of God. And when you get on fire, stay on fire! Don’t hide your fire at school. Be bold about who you are in Christ, and you’ll set the whole place on fire! You’re called to be a light in darkness. You aren’t supposed to blend in with the world. There is an obvious difference between light and darkness. If you’ve got that fire, everyone around you should know about it. The fire of God should affect the way you talk, the way you dress, where you hang out and who you hang with. God’s fire will change the way you treat the opposite sex. It’ll transform your relationship with your parents. That fire will even get on your grades! And everywhere you go, you should be passing the fire of the Holy Spirit and the light of the Word of God onto others.
The next time someone asks you how you feel, you should respond “fired up”! But don’t just say it, live it!