Enemies Die by Fire?

This is a common prayer among some Pentecostal gatherings…all my enemies die by fire…Holy Ghost fire consume all my enemies.

But in Luke 9:51-56, we see an event, which is instructive: Jesus had sent His disciples to go ahead of Him to make preparation for His coming. But on getting to a Samaritan village, He was not received. In anger, James and John asked the Lord to permit them call down fire from heaven to consume the people…enemies so to speak.

Hear what Jesus said, “Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.”

This should be instructive to all of us, especially those who ignorantly out of zeal abuse their authority in Christ

The Son of Man indeed did not come to destroy lives but to save. So I wander if the Holy Ghost will release His power for the destruction of souls, which Jesus came to save

Like Jesus, we are called to save lives by the preaching of the Gospel in love.

May we walk in the footsteps of our Master.

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