Sometimes church history and modern day experience makes it look like the red flag has been waved, suspending the race and forcing everyone to cruise slowly and carefully around the track without overtaking, but Jesus has done no such thing. The baptism of fire that John the Baptist talked about was not just for those first century Christians at the front of the queue. The source of fire that came down on them has not been extinguished but has burnt a glorious trail through history, right up to the present day. The race is very much still on!
From the book "Reaching For Healing"