7.21.10: “We Serve a God Who Answers By Fire” by Rev. Rusty Thomas
“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, how long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, it is well spoken (1 Kings 18:21-24).
We have seen strange things in these days. As reported by Jo Scott:
Tuesday morning Pastor Wallace decided the Gospel would not be silenced. Shortly after the retired war veteran arrived at Hebron abortion mill, Pastor traded his cane for a ladder. As he stepped on the first rung of the ladder a troop of police officers crossed the street to arrest him. But this time the military man turned Pastor was ready for them. Pastor Wallaces mission was to exercise his God Given right to rescue the innocent. And that is exactly what he did. When the police approached the ladder Ronnie Wallace was already in the tree above his ladder with his microphone in hand and he began to preach.
At 7:50 pm Pastor Wallace was still in the tree. The police were still waiting for him to come down when a power pole on the abortion mill property exploded and burst into flames. The three power lines on the pole were engulfed in fire. They are the lines that run underground into the mill. The fire department arrived for the second time today. They were more successful putting a raging electrical fire out than they were at getting Pastor Wallace out of the tree.
The Lord took what the world would consider a foolish act of a man of God and shut down the abortion mill by fire. The next day the saints showed up and there were the pro-aborts still holding their empty signs, which declared This clinic is open. Thankfully, this was false advertisement and no babies died at Hebron abortion mill.
Immediately, the saints took up their positions at the crippled gates of hell. We consecrated those bloody grounds to the Lord, sang the high praises of our God and entered into intimate worship. We then reminded the folks of a song that we first sang at our national event in Florida back in 1998. It is called We serve a God who answers by fire. In context, we had met with federal, state, and local police officials in Orlando on one condition. They must allow the showing of two films. One was called the Hard Truth, which reveals the horrors of abortion and the other exposed the debauchery of a Gay Pride parade.
After they all sat in silence to the point you could hear a pin drop, we were allowed to preach to them uninterrupted for 30 minutes. The text was based upon 2 Peter 2:6, which states, And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly. The essence of the message was God did not torch Sodom just based on the perverted sin of sodomy or because there were not enough righteous intercessors to convince God to spare the city. No, Gods word declared that He also did this to serve as an example to warn future generations and nations, Dont you dare descend into this wicked state or the same fiery judgment awaits you as was done to them. Have we not seen a portion of these judgments in our days? We have a news flash, if we dont repent, they will only increase with frequency and intensity.
After Gods mail was delivered to the law officials, the saints went to the different gates of the city of Orlando. Providentially, our theme song at every gate was We serve a God who answers by fire. At the end of the event, we gave the benediction and within five minutes the surrounding areas of Orlando burst into flames. It got so bad the police officials contacted us after we left and asked what should they do? The answer was to repent of defending child-killing and homosexuality and take down the homosexual flags that waved over their devastated city. Of course, they did not have the moral courage to meet Gods conditions, so the fire burned until the exact day they took down the flags.
After we shared this powerful testimony and tied it to the fire at the abortion mill in the city of Charlotte, Rev. Flip Benham preached from our opening text in 1 Kings Chapter 18. He challenged us that just as in the days of Elijah; a line is being drawn in the sand within our nation. God will not allow us anymore to halt between two opinions. If the Lord be God, serve Him, but if Baal be god serve him and according to Peter Marshall, former chaplain for the United States, and go to hell.
We ended our outreach by demonstrating a living parable. We painted a picture for the pro-aborts that we pray will stay with them and eventually lead to their salvation. If we were to give it a name the parable would be called Who owns the future? With that, we had all the OSA families line up on one side of the street, while the single, lesbian protestors remained on their side of the street.
The distinction was acute. When they show up at the clinic with their tiny cars, within seconds they disembark. When we show up, we show up as families in 15 passenger vans. It takes a little bit more time to unload all of our children. In fact, the Thomas nation alone with 13 children outnumbered their entire group. The point being, their chosen lifestyle does not reproduce, plus, they spend their time making sure that abortion hinders reproduction in others. We, on the other hand believe the word of God, which states, As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate (Psalm 127:4, 5).
The word that went forth to them was simply this, You cannot live with what you believe. Your own ideology, worldview, and philosophy of life will eventually cut you off. The only heritage that you will pass on is a legacy of death, while we on the other hand, will relay the foundations through our children to rebuild the culture of life. Truly, the future belongs to the families that trust God, have a quiver full of children and raise them in the fear and admonishment of the Lord. To them it can be said, But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.