“You don’t know what your hearts are like. For the Son of Man has not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them” (Luke 9:55-56).
James and John wanted to call the fire of God down upon the Samaritans to punish them for turning them away. But what Jesus wanted was for James and John to know God’s heart for the Samaritans – His love for them. Because if they did, they would not want to call the fire of God down upon the Samaritans, but instead upon the things of the enemy that had caused the Samaritans to take offense and which stole from them a visitation of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are not to call the fire of God down in anger or offense, but in love. We are not to call the fire of God down as a judgment against men, but as a judgment against the things of the enemy that keep men from knowing the fullness of God.
CONNECTING TO GOD’S HEART
The fire of God is His burning love for all people and all places for all time. When we connect to God’s heart, when we know His love for people – no matter what they’ve done, where they’ve been, or how they’re behaving – we can call forth the fire of God upon the things of the enemy that are stealing the fullness of God from them.
The Lord wants to use us to help birth this coming move of God. He wants to empower us to call His fire into the earth. And it all begins by knowing His heart and His love for all people and all places at all times.
So let’s pray that:
1. We will know the heart of the Lord like never before – the PURPOSE of God for our life and out DESTINY in Christ.
2. We will be a people who are unoffendable. That no matter how we are treated, we will refuse offense and continue to love.
3. We will make love our highest aim, and love others as we are loved by the Lord.
4. We will call down the fire of God upon the altars of our lives, asking the Lord to burn up every wicked, arrogant or selfish thing in us.
5.We will be His Burning Ones, ablaze with His love and calling the fire of God down upon anything of the enemy that would steal the fullness of who God is and what He has for anyone we encounter and every place we go.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY