A06 Fire From Heaven
Part of series Agape
Just before Elijah was taken to heaven the Bible tells us that he called fire down from heaven on 2 lots of 50 men and their respective captains. When the disciples of Jesus came to Jesus frustrated with some Samaritans who were not treating their master correctly, they cited the example of Elijah bringing fire down from heaven to destroy them. The answer of Jesus tells us something profound about the character of God.
Luke 9:54-56 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? (55) But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. (56) For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
Did Jesus rebuke the actions of Elijah as well as His disciples? This presentation puts these pieces together to reveal the loving character of our Father in heaven.
Presenter: Gary Hullquist