“Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them”? Luke 9:54NASB
Traveling through Samaria on His way back to Jerusalem, Jesus sent James and John into town to make motel arraignments, for Him and the other 10. But the response they got was not what they expected. “We don’t want Jesus or any of His kind staying in our town! No vacancy”!
Thus the reason for the above request!
Ever had a moment like that? How dare they reject me… after all… don’t they know I represent Jesus? I’m on a mission from God! I’ll fix em! Mistreat me, will they… "FIRE… FALL"!!!! It’s another way of saying, “Sic em God”!
But Jesus answers with this rebuke, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them”!
Could it be our attitude toward those, “Sinners who don’t know God,” is what keeps them from ever knowing God? Could it be that we think more highly of ourselves than we ought? Could it be that, although we are on A mission from God, we can miss THE REAL mission simply because we are operating in the wrong spirit????
During times of frustration and anger it’s easy to... "not know what kind of sprit you are of", but both Jesus and the one your taking your wrath out on sure do.
Beloved, there will be a time for Fire Fall, but not today and certainly not by your command!