Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Κύριος Notes

Holy holy Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain
Highest praises honor and glory
Be unto Your name
Be unto Your name

Scripture Reflections Luke 13:32-35
31At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you."

Lord Jesus not all the Pharisees were against you. Here they were trying to get you to leave the land of promise. Some were trying to see you relocate to save your life.The promised land and the temple and the chosen people of God were the people that you were sent to. They were the ones that your ministry took root in and you were sent to.

32He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.' 33In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!

Here even to the Pharisees you allude to your death and resurrection, political situations did not change your goal or your plans to obey the direction of the Father. Nor did the threat of death change you ministry, right up to the end...demons were driven out and people were healed.

Political situations change and morph right before our eyes, there is no security in them, there is ultimately no stability in them. Nations rise and fall, the Lord continues to lead and call. It is amazing how apolitical you were Lord Jesus, but then you knew that politics do not change hearts.

34"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! 35Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'

This is a lament for the city in which you had done a lot of ministry. A place where you had healed, a place that was the capital city of the nation. This city more than any place was the symbol of the aspirations and the hopes of the Jewish people for a nationalistic revival of power and prestige.

Some of the children that were at your feet as you went into the city that day would die in the fall of Jerusalem in just 40 years in the future. You knew the coming end to the system that was in currently in place. You knew that changing the present system was just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
Lord Jesus in this day help me to invest my energy in things that will last.

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