Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Luke 10:16-21 - Name Written in Heaven :Rejoice!

The Lord said to his disciples, "He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me." The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name! " And he said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. " In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.
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Yes, how truly importatnt it is to rejoice over the right things! Jesus wanted the 70 to make sure they rejoiced not because of the miracles they performed but rather because their names were written in heaven. That means, they are known and loved by the Father. Jesus rejoiced that His Father revealed Himself and His will to the humble and least of all.

O Lord, keep me humble so that I can be like these seventy who counted it pure joy to know the Father.
May my name be found to be written in heaven. Amen!

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