50 And Jesus said to him, Do not ye forbid, for he that is not against us, is for us.
51 And it was done, when the days of his taking up were fulfilled, he set fast his face, to go to Jerusalem,
52 and sent messengers before his sight. And they went, and entered into a city of Samaritans, to make ready to him.
53 And they received not him, for the face of him was going into Jerusalem
54 And when James and John, his disciples, saw, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we say [wilt thou that we ask], that fire come down from heaven, and waste them, [as Elias did]?
55 And he turned, and blamed them, and said, Ye know not, whose spirits ye be;
56 for man’s Son came not to destroy men’s souls [to lose men’s souls], but to save [them]. And they went into another castle.
~ Wycliffe Bible
The disciples, James and John, wanted to consume a village in the fire of God. They had scriptural precedent of Elijah doing the same thing. It seemed an appropriate response to the rejection of a King, particularly since this was a village of Samaritans, who were the seed of Jew and Gentile inbreeding. It was how things were handled in the day of unbridled masculine energy.
So, what Spirit did Jesus want them to know was their source. Wasn’t the Female aspect of God, with a focus of saving and fulfilling individual souls? The masculine has its place, but the Christ was introducing feminine deity energy.
10 After we had been there a number of days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. 11 Coming over to us, he took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, “The Holy Spirit says, ‘In this way the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.’”
12 When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. 13 Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” 14 When he would not be dissuaded, we gave up and said, “The Lord’s will be done.”
Paul was given a prophesy that changed nothing for him. He ignored what could have been interpreted as a warning. He was tested by the Word of the Spirit. Is a test designed to reveal to God what is in one’s heart? No. It is designed to demonstrate to the heart’s owner what is truly lodged deep within. The beautiful epistle of Philippians was written as an end result of Paul’s disregard for this prophecy.
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
The Christ ignored the woman. But she would not leave. When her persistence finally forced an audience with Jesus, he insults this desperate mother with ethnic slurs. She wore the insult and approached him as a begging dog. She corrected the Christ that even dogs get scraps from the Master’s table. Her desperation, her disregard for the insulting assertions of Christ, her willingness to lay herself bare and offer her mother’s love as supreme to religious propriety gained her public acclaim for her faith and the supernatural intervention of God for her daughter.
We can conclude that Christ was testing her to show to herself and his own followers what was in her heart, the value and power of it. We can also conclude that the correct answer was not, “yes, Lord, your will be done.”
In light of this tendency of God to test in this manner, could it be that the Mother God tests us to see if we are at peace with being Children of Thunder, unaware what Spirit we are of, giving our blessing to the unending damnation and torment of most of humanity in a Lake of Fire.
I, for one, believe that he truly did come to embrace and empower individuals, to save the world. I believe that he will be successful through the work of the feminine aspect of God and our devotion to this, the Holy Spirit.