Ultimate Joy

Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 12.14.39 PM“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Jesus (Luke 10:21)

Jesus was in the full stride in His earthy ministry at this point in Luke. He exposed the healing on the Sabbath, He was ushering the law terminating the keeping of the law. He was healing, speaking truth in parables, casting out demons, feeding a lot of people etc…

He also empowered the 12 disciples to achieve miraculous ministry beyond their natural ability. He also extended grace and authorized 70 to more of the same. They were rejoicing, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”(Luke10: 17) Like us we can get excited and caught up when we do few things for God. That is not bad thing, however Jesus reminds us of the main thing.

“Names are written in heaven.” Out of This reality is that ultimate ex-change life principle. Christians are preordain/predestine/elected/selected to spend the rest of eternity with God. The light or temporal situations of this world should not move us. My name is personally in many books that I’m not proud of, but this book supersedes all those prier. And since God’s grace provides this hope I or we ought spend our lives sharing and living out this realty. I don’t serve and love others to complete my salvation.

It is because we are saved that we should desire to do God’s good work. It is because we are saved that we desire a loving relationship with our Creator. I personally believe that our name is written with inerasable ink that ensures my destiny. To die in this reality is hope, moreover to live in that logic victory. The trials will come and it will be tough. But that comes that afterlife. Thank you Lord for remembering me and preparing a lace form. God Bless!

Written by Juan Mendez, Colony of Mercy Graduate and Full-time Staff Member

The Daily Bible Reading: 2 Chron. 10-12; Luke 6:27-49

Think About This: “For you and me, just knowing His presence is all around us can help lift us from the darkest night, embrace us in the loneliest hour, give us strength when we are tempted, and enable us to live confident and secure in His promises.” ~Diane Moody

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint ~Isaiah 40:31

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