Saturday, October 07, 2017


"Rejoice that your names are inscribed in heaven." Luke 10:20

Imagine that we were one of the seventy-two disciples of Jesus sent out in the 10th chapter of Luke. Jesus chose us from among His followers and sent us off ahead in pairs to all the towns and villages He planned to visit. We were the advance party. He prepared us by saying, "The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few. Go now, and remember I am sending you as lambs among wolves....Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting Me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting Me. And anyone who rejects Me is rejecting the God who sent Me." 

Anyone who has gone out on a mission of random evangelization would know exactly what these disciples felt! But this is exactly what Jesus sends us out to do even today. We should have the mindset that wherever we are, whatever we are doing, we should plant seeds for the Kingdom, and expect the God of the harvest to take care of the seeds we plant randomly on our pilgrim journey. 

When the seventy-two returned, they were so excited! "Lord, even the demons obey us when we use Your name!" I am sure they had so many stories of their adventures, they were competing to tell Jesus of the miracles! 

I can imagine Jesus smiling just as He smiles when we do His will. But I think He was also saying, "Calm down, calm down! Don't rejoice just because evil spirits obey you, or miracles happen, lives are changed. Rejoice because your names are registered as citizens of heaven!"

Wow! Isn't that the most important thing? When we obey God and do what He wants us to do, we not only become brothers and sisters of Jesus, our names are inscribed in heaven as well! Awesome!

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