Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rejoice in This

"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven." (Luke 10:20)

It is a snare to us to desire great things on this earth, especially great "Christian" works. Jesus was not concerned or impressed with any of these things, and He did not want His disciples to be either. They were to be fully focused on their relationship to the Father, just as Jesus was. The greatest thing a saint can do is to be found in Christ, and that saint must wage and win a great battle for his or her focus. The Person of Jesus is the paramount thing, so let us rejoice in Him and Him alone!

God's love is not like ours; it is not emotion or affinity based, but it is holy, and that is a different kind of love altogether. His love is righteous and pure, and it is perfectly and exclusively expressed in Jesus. Any understanding of love not founded in Jesus is counterfeit and illegitimate, for Jesus is God, and God is love. The Father loves all there is that pertains to His Son, and nothing else, and we make a grave mistake to think He loves anyone or anything apart from Jesus. For those of us who love the Lord, our names are written in heaven, and in blood - the precious Blood of the Lamb. That is why we rejoice, and we will continuously do so, until He returns. Amen.  

Let's Pray - Precious King, it is a joy to be found in You, to be led by You, and to glorify You. That is why I live, and there is no other reason. In Jesus, amen.

4 comments:

  1. The only name by which men can be saved, the only way to the Father, the Alpha and the omega, the beggining and the end. Thank you for refusing to accept, preach, teach, or even entertain anything other than Jesus and Him crucified. Love you sir.

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  2. Pastor, Yes and amen! I am eternally greatful to be found in Jesus and washed in His blood. Thank you for this focusing Word that points us back to what really matters - Jesus! Love you, A

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