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the pilot light is still burning

Many of you have had, or are familiar with, a gas stove of some kind; you also know that most of them have a small flame called a pilot which can ignite a burner to heat or to cook with. Today these newer ones have a special lighting system that can spark and begin the flame to grow large enough to accomplish its purpose.

The comparison I want to make is that of a spiritual flame. God's Spirit never ceases to exist and at any moment can ignite a spiritual fire that cannot be quenched.

We are so in need of this today in many of our churches. There is a spiritual lull that so many just go through the weekly motions, but there is very little fire to change the multitudes that are so lost in sin, even many in the pews of the church.

I'm totally convinced that we are living so very close now to the return of Jesus. I mean that it's right here in our face. At any moment now this world is going to experience a great exit of Christians- those who are truly Christians. There may be many churches with their pilot lights on, there will be one last great turning the dial, and the flames of revival will suddenly sweep this land. But it may burn only for a short period.

God is going to turn the thermostat up, and we must be prepared to receive the harvest that it will produce and the other results that may come with it- because fire purifies by destroying.

Mark Taylor is the General Manager of KNEO Radio and President of Sky High Broadcasting. You can read his weekly columns in the Big Nickel, the Newton County News, the Free Press and the Neosho Daily News, or email him at mtaylor@kneo.org.