Have you ever read a quote in a book that seems to put words to what you've been feeling in your heart but haven't been able to articulate? That's what happened when I read the above quote in Michael Koulianos' book, Holy Spirit - The One Who Makes Jesus Real.
We need real fire again.
I love the story of Moses in Exodus, when He cries out to God to show him His glory. Just before this, God told Moses that He wasn't going to go with the people of Israel as they journeyed towards the Promised Land. The people had rebelled against God and He would no longer travel with them. He'd send an angel instead.
I don't know about you, but I wonder if I would have been tempted by the offer of an angel as a companion. God promised Moses that the angel would go with him AND that he and the people would drive out their enemies and inherit the promises God had spoken over their lives. I think all too often we can settle for that kind of fruit. As long as we see some supernatural activity (the angel), don't experience too much resistance (enemies being defeated), and step into the prophetic promises over our lives (the Promised land), we're satisfied.