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Published On: Thu, Oct 17th, 2013

I am come to send fire on the earth

 I am come to send fire on the earth

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I am come to send fire on the earth; and would that it were already kindled? (Luke 12: 49) (KJV)

I am come to send fire on the earth:

Meaning either the Gospel, which is as fire, that gives both light and heat, warms the hearts of God’s people, and causes them to burn within them; though very distressing and torturing to wicked men; so the word of God is compared to fire, in Jeremiah 20:9. Or else zeal for it, and which would be opposed with sharp contentions by others; or rather persecution for the sake of the Gospel, called sometimes the fiery trial; which tries men, as gold is tried in the fire, what they are, and what their principles and profession be; unless the Holy Ghost, and baptizing with him, and with fire, should be meant; since Christ in the next verse, speaks of the baptism of his sufferings, which that was to follow: and what will I? what shall I say concerning this fire? what shall I wish and pray for? what would be pleasing and agreeable to me? even this,

If it be already kindled:

If it be already kindled; or “that it were already kindled”, or “O that it were already kindled”; meaning either that the Gospel was warmly preached by his disciples, and zealously defended by them, as it was after his death and resurrection; or that hot persecution was raised against it which was now beginning, since the advantage of it would be far greater than the evil in it: or that the Holy Ghost was come down in cloven tongues, like as of fire.

Abad of Jesus Christ,

  Stulo Robinson.S.

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