The Lord came to cast fire upon the earth. This fire was kindled in heaven, and it will burn upon the earth. As this fire burns on earth, there will be division, for as Jesus declared, a family of five will be divided into a struggle of two against three. According to Luke 12. 49-53, this fire is cast upon the earth for the sake of the Lord and for the sake of the gospel. As a matter of fact, this fire is the Lord himself and is also the gospel. What is for the sake of the Lord is for the sake of the gospel, and vice versa. The man who in Mark 10 is said to leave all and consecrate all does so also for the Lord’s and the gospel’s sake. This love burns in God’s heart, and it burns in the heart of the Lord Jesus. It burns continuously in the Holy Spirit and is also to burn in the church.