Written By Catherine Erickson

Fire Starters Arise!

July/Aug 2021 

I recently heard the Lord say, 

“It’s time to catch fire! Transformation is here! It is time for my Bride to turn, to spin and be ignited, to catch fire for the things that I AM ABOUT!”

I believe this is the cry of the Father’s heart for this hour. 

Church, we are in a time of war, and the Lord is calling out to His Bride, 

“It is time! Fire Starters, arise! A Revolution is catching fire!”

I believe that we have entered into a decade where we have the choice to grab the righteous kindling in our hearts and light it on fire. To arise, take flight and glorify the Lord in the place to which He has called us. 

I started asking the Lord, “Who are these Fire Starters? What are they supposed to look like? How are they to move?” The Lord immediately reminded me of Joshua. 

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” 

Joshua 1:9 

I saw ‘Fire Starters’ just like Joshua and Caleb, rising up all over the world in their churches, in their workplaces, in their homes, taking a stand against evil and standing in righteousness.

These ‘Fire Starters’ were being given new marching orders. With flaming arrows from the Lord in their hands, they were ready to fire, to shatter ceilings and strongholds around them, setting people free.

The ‘Fire Starters’ will be known by their faithfulness, 

their humility,

their courage, 

their voice to speak the truth in the midst of adversity, 

their leadership, 

and their intimate relationship with the Father. 

For months I’ve heard this echoing in my spirit… 

“Joshuas, Calebs — ARISE! 

Esthers, Deborahs — ARISE! 

Marys, Marthas, Lazaruses — ARISE!

Davids, Josephs — ARISE! 

It is time to TAKE FLIGHT!” 

‘Fire Starters’… You are fully equipped! 

‘Fire Starters’… Seek the Lord for Heavenly wisdom and strategy that will penetrate the enemy’s schemes! 

‘Fire Starters’… You will start to see unity in unexpected places and with unexpected people. Look around to see who the Lord has brought beside you in this season, although they might look and feel unexpected, they were chosen to fight alongside you and to remind you of truth for such a time as this! The word 


echoed in my spirit as I saw these new friendships start to form. 


“Remember who the real enemy is!” 

Our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy. 

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Ephesians 6:12 ESV

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.”

John 10:10a ESV

Our obedience to the what, where and who of His calling is crucial. It might look and feel radical, but do it anyway. 

‘Fire Starters’ will lead the charge. You will come out from being hidden. You will set ablaze and equip those around you. A spiritual army is arising that will take down strongholds. It will be known for walking in radical obedience and praising the faithful Father. 

‘Fire Starters’ will take new territory in new places. They will know their calling. They will walk in radical obedience. They will serve, speak clearly and direct the way forward for others. They will know who they are and where they are going, and they will forge the way forward. 

Fire Starter,’ arise! It is time to take flight! 

“And I will be to her a wall of fire around, declares the Lord and I will be the glory in her midst.

Zechariah 2:5 ESV