Friday, May 14, 2010

Words of Fire

Picture from WLTX Columbia:

The Gene Allen Fleece Library of Columbia International University, a Bible College and Seminary in Columbia, SC, suffered from an electrical fire on May 8, 2010. While no one was injured, the total damages were estimated at around 1.5 million dollars. Rare and out-of-print books have been lost. Please pray for the faculty, staff, the student body, and the alumni, as well as associated academic bodies and international ministries which partner with and depend on the University and the library.

Watch the news cast where this story was covered from WIS10 here.

View more photos of the fire here.

Deuteronomy 8:3

“He put you through hard times. He made you go hungry. Then he fed you with manna, something neither you nor your parents knew anything about, so you would learn that men and women don’t live by bread only; we live by every word that comes from God’s mouth.”

Words of Fire

Words like fire
consume falsehood.
Truth! Truth!
Complacency and apathy,
Aloof! Aloof?!
The Fire kindles;
Absolutes remain.
The Gospel never falters,
nor waivers,
at sin’s disdain.
Justice and Truth,
You reign! You reign!
Truth never falters,
or vanishes in flame,
and more than ashes remain.
Truth never waivers,
and is a person with a name.
Proclaim! Proclaim!
The Word is retained!
Truth is spoken and stays;
The Logos,
The Ancient of Days.

© 2010 Robbie Pruitt

John 1:1-5 and 14

“The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one. Everything was created through him; nothing—not one thing! — came into being without him. What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by. The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out. The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.”

Monday, May 3, 2010


(From Ezekiel 1-3)

the Heavens opened
I saw visions
of God
by the river
in the Lord’s Hand
I was held
the Whirlwind blew
the Light blinded
. . . and I knew

the Fire kindled
His Hands reached out
the Spirit moved deep within
a raging inferno rose up
from embers of coal
brightly burning
torches and lightening
God’s presence
Holy and frightening

© 2010, Robbie Pruitt

Ezekiel 3:22-24

“God grabbed me by the shoulder and said, “Get up. Go out on the plain. I want to talk with you.” So I got up and went out on the plain. I couldn’t believe my eyes: the Glory of God! Right there! It was like the Glory I had seen at the Kebar River. I fell to the ground, prostrate. Then the Spirit entered me and put me on my feet.”


Peterson, Eugene H.: The Message : The Bible in Contemporary Language. Colorado Springs, Colo. : NavPress, 2002, S. Eze 1-3