Acts 2:3 – “And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each of them.” (NASB)
It starts with a simple spark. While doing some plumbing on copper line, I needed to heat the joint so I could take it off and replace it with a "T" to add another line. I grabbed my torch and proceeded to click the striker. The striker is a tool that when pushed causes a spark, a tiny little spark, that will ignite the torch. Without the spark, the torch will never light. It will sit there and be useless. Today's verse speaks of the Holy Spirit anointing upon the early disciples. The flame like appearance was the spark they needed to begin their new mission of sharing Christ and the message of love with those around the world. Like my torch, the tiniest spark is needed to ignite the flame. Without it, the torch is powerless. Likewise, without the Holy Spirit, our lives will be useless. Where are you getting your spark from - the world or the Word? A simple question, but the answer can be the difference between a useless thing and an all-consuming fire of revival. I know what I choose. How about you?
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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