Make a Wish

Did you know that Jesus makes wishes? Wonder if He gets his wishes fulfilled? Would you give Jesus His wish? Do you think we could fulfill one of His wishes as recorded in Luke?

Luke 12:49 records a wish that Jesus made:

“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

Jesus needs a fire kindled? He wishes He could see and feel fire?

6 thoughts on “Make a Wish

  1. In thinking about this question, “Do you think we could fulfill one of His wishes as recorded in Luke?”; one way we might be able to fulfill it may be found in Psalm 104:4; Hebrews 1:7?
    “Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.”

    If his ministers (or servants) mean us, then perhaps we could be a part of that fire on earth if we are godly because our God is a consuming fire (Heb 12:29). Also, John the baptist said Jesus would baptize (purified/cleansed) us with fire.

    “John answered, I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.” Luke 3: 16-17

  2. Luke 3:16 NLT ” John said, …I baptize you with water….He, Jesus, will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” I understand when Jesus baptizes one with fire that He equips one with power to do God’s will.

    Baptism with fire can also symbolize the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing God’s judgment on those who refuse to repent.

    I Corinthians 3:13 tells us that fire will reveal what kind of work each one has done on earth. The fire will show us if our work has any value.

    It seems to me that even though Jesus was on earth He had some work to complete before His real mission was accomplished. And, that was His Wish in Luke 12:49…He goes on to say in vs. 50, “I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished.”

    Jesus came to set the world on fire and we can burn with that flame if we have been endued with power from on high and inducted into ecclesiastical living!

    I think it is time to turn the page to a new chapter in our life book. Let go of our yesterdays and our failures and walk in what God has for us today. Hope your chapter has passion like the fire of first love.

    This is a great study if one digs in….

  3. “inducted into ecclesiastical living!”
    Reading in Acts 2 where they were gathered on the day of Pentecost and the tongues of fire rested on them and they were filled with the Holy Spirit really produced ecclesiastical living and powerful results:
    “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47 NIV

  4. Then, one hates to bring this up but the Bible does. There’re are the everlasting fires of eternal damnation that nothing can quench. The rich man looked up from his agony and saw Lazarus in the bosom of Abraham and asked for a drop of water to quench what the unbearable fire did to his tongue. That is a different ‘tongue of fire’. That is what the Lord warned about when He said, don’t worry about what can destroy your body but fear Him who can cast you into everlasting fires.

  5. Footnotes from ‘Sprit Filled Life, NKJV'”…to understand this statement to be a reference to the burning zeal of believers which is connected to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2). The fervor of Spirit filled witnesses would arouse the antagonism of unbelievers.”

    Pause and think on a portion of vs. 48 from NCV…”… From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded. And from the one trusted with much, much more will be expected.”

    Message puts it this way..”Great gifts mean great responsibilities; greater gifts, greater responsibilities!”

    To Start a Fire
    49-53″I’ve come to start a fire on this earth—how I wish it were blazing right now! I’ve come to change everything, turn everything rightside up—how I long for it to be finished! Do you think I came to smooth things over and make everything nice? Not so. I’ve come to disrupt and confront! From now on, when you find five in a house, it will be—

    Three against two,
    and two against three;
    Father against son,
    and son against father;
    Mother against daughter,
    and daughter against mother;
    Mother-in-law against bride,
    and bride against mother-in-law.”
    54-56Then he turned to the crowd: “When you see clouds coming in from the west, you say, ‘Storm’s coming’—and you’re right. And when the wind comes out of the south, you say, ‘This’ll be a hot one’—and you’re right. Frauds! You know how to tell a change in the weather, so don’t tell me you can’t tell a change in the season, the God-season we’re in right now.

    57-59″You don’t have to be a genius to understand these things. Just use your common sense, the kind you’d use if, while being taken to court, you decided to settle up with your accuser on the way, knowing that if the case went to the judge you’d probably go to jail and pay every last penny of the fine. That’s the kind of decision I’m asking you to make.” Message 12 :48-59

  6. When I think of fire of it either as warming in the winter or destructive as a wildfire raging out of control. In the forest they have such a thing as controlled fire. It gets rid of the underbrush and makes for growth of stronger trees. “The controlled fire can protect trees from future fire, disease and insects. The same fire can prepare a seedbed for a future forest, improve the habitat for many wildlife species and manage competing vegetation.” The controlled burn is also set so as to keep a wildfire from consuming a whole group of trees, creating a break so the fire can not get to the other group of trees. This is an event that happens in nature. Like in nature, Jesus wish for fire is not to destroy the individual (like the forest with its many trees ) but to burn up that which is not of the Him and build a healthier stronger Christian who is focused and loyal to Him (a strong tree) whose relationship with the Lord is strong, not subject to disease of the spirit or underbrush of sin. The fire is protective and separates us from the wildfires (or the way of the world). The controlled fire of Jesus can bring about growth and the unlocking seeds of the mysteries of His Word in our life. May Jesus’s wish for fire be evident in us.

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