To the writer his/her pen is a major appendage. The readers minds are their canvasses and their pens are their brushes. The ink is of one color, but in the hand of the writer they paint pictures using all the colors of the rainbow. The imagery can take us to places weíve never been and see sights only fitting for a king. Or it can take us to the allies of the inner city in all its vast darknessís or it can pump up our emotions with romances and the lust of this world.
It can be a mighty sword in battle or it can be the rudder of a ship lost at sea. A written word is as powerful as a spoken word. Just as the tongue has the power of life and death, so does the written word and with it comes great responsibilities. Baruch the scribe penned all Jeremiahís words with great accuracy. He knew of its power and penned them with honor. (Jeremiah 36:4 )
The point Iím trying to make is; we need to search the depths of our heart before penning anything. Just as what comes from the heart come out the mouth. It works the same way with the pen. If your books or articles donít bring glory to Jesus, it brings glory to the enemy. And if so, itís time for an in inspection. Christian romance novels are walking a tight rope; a lot of them are littered with fornication and adulteries. And lots of Christian fiction is filled with fantasies. If your writings doesnít line up with the word of God, your pen is leading them to the pits of hell.
Today I encourage you to look into the mirror of your hearts, if what you see lines up with the word of God. I Challenge you to dedicate your pen to the work of Jesus Christ. Then your pen will be filled with the anointing oil of the Holy Spirit and what comes forth will be holy. What kind of fire are you bringing before the Lord, authorized or unauthorized? Say to yourself, today I want to be a "Fire Writer" for the Lord
Lord, open our eyes so we can see what comes from our heart. If itís not according to your will, I ask that You remove it from us. Anoint our pens with the Holy Spirit. Let our word encourage, correct, train up and thoroughly equip every man/woman for every good work. (II Timothy 3:16,17) In Jesus name. Amen
Your title intrigued me. I wanted to know why you would want to fire writers. Now I understand the 'fire' is not a verb at all, but an exhortation to write for the Lord. The Bible, however, is filled with examples of wrong doing which never goes unpunished. If the writers of Christian work are not identifying sin as an evil that is being punished, then I agree with your criticism of them.