That calling, the purpose for this work, is to be rescue station 1 foot from the gate of hell. Not 100 yards, not a mile or so down the road. We are to stand and feel the heat and flames of hell as we reach people with the wonderful saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Where better to put a “firehouse” than 1 foot from a fire!
In February of 2003 we witness the death of many people at a night club in RI. They burned to death inside this club as many were trapped at the exits yet unable to get out on their own.
The most disturbing thing was as the crew filmed the fire, many people ran away or stood off and offed no assistance. Could it have been fear, maybe? Could it have been that they felt they were safe, they escaped, so they were not going to get close to the fire? The real reason may never be known, but the purpose for the why this work exists as known. The Firehouse Chapel is called by God to be a rescue station one foot from the gate of hell. We are not called to be the ones who stand off to the side and play it close to the cuff, protecting our own selves while others perishes before our very eyes. Nope, no way! All our efforts will be to try and rescue as many as possible from the flames of sin and death. I’m sure the people trapped in that building didn’t care who was trying to get them out, there were no divides, but a common cause. People were willing to lay down their lives for another.
So you’ve been snatched from the fire, are you going to stand off to the side and watch? Are you wanting to keep what you have close, not willing to sacrifice it for the sake of another?
There we stand, a rescue station, a firehouse, one foot from the fire. No fluff, no frills. Here’s the truth and here’s the choice….Sin is an all consuming fire and many stand lost in the smoke, the time is short and the work must be done to rescue the perishing. Will you help? Where are you?
Take a look.
All God wants is a willing heart that loves Him and desires to know Him more.
That’s the vision, that’s the call.