We may feel the calling of an evangelist, we feel the calling of a singer, or other valid calling. I want to tell you I want you to be wounded with a higher thing than having a nice CD, than having a nice home group, or having a nice outreach. Whatever it may be, your nice little dream, God wants to take it a million times more. He wants His Son manifested in the earth, through you, through the body of Christ, the church. If we could just lay down that which we think defines success, that which we think defines popularity, defines the dream of our heart. He wants to kill it and raise up Christ in us. He’s sending out laborers guys, that’s what we want to cry out for. We want a baptism of fire, for real. Beyond the intial baptism of the Holy Spirit where I have a couple tongues and I fall down. But a baptism of fire like John G. Lake.
We gotta get a higher vision. No, no we gotta get a high vision. High vision. A real baptism of fire. “And when the holy spirit has come upon you then you shall be witnesses”, witnesses! I tell you it took 120 people to turn the whole world upside down in the book of Acts. This is all for sake of the nations of the earth isn’t it? It’s about His fame and His glory in the nations of the earth isn’t it? It’s not about us and our little agenda and our little things. This is about His name and His fame in the nations of the earth. He wants to catch us up and set us free from us.
I want to tell you there is a true sending from heaven, that there are real days in real history in real times to where we come in one day and one way and we leave another. You look at one time in scripture there are those one, there are those encounters that take people from being foul mouth fishermen to being apostles in the land. There are encounters with God that transform Ezekiel, there are encounters with God that take Isaiah from showing back up at the temple to being one longing to be a sick one. There is one that takes Jeremiah from being a dorky youth into being his head touched by the hand of God. Moses with a burning bush. Time and time and time again we are contending for a sending!