Today: When “school” is over!
Passage: Acts 1, 2 Kings 2
9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. (Acts 1, NIV84)–emphasis added
9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. 10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise not.” (2 Kings 2, NIV84)
When Jesus ascended to heaven, that really affected His disciples. They would have been much better off, with Jesus physically with them
As a child, I have desired that the pastors and preachers who come to our home stay there for ever. When some people go, you feel sad.
Jesus, however wanted his disciples to take on responsibility and continue what he started. We just can’t have school all life! We need to practice what we learn
Most people in church love to remain the same, all the time.
“Let the pastor do all the ministry; we don’t want the misery”…..!
We just like to be “the royal high priests, holy nation and the people of God…”
I don’t think God runs that type of “company” where people get all power and title, with no responsibility. What do you think?
We like to hear verses like; “I can do all things through Christ…..” and “to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Eph 3;20, NIV)
What do these verse(s) really speak about?
They actually speak about we doing something for God, when God is in/with us; they are not about getting the most expensive car or home. What do you think?
In Eph 3:20, we usually focus on “immeasurably more than we ask or imagine”, but I think, what comes first is: “according to his power that is at work within us”
When God, His Spirit is at work in us, there is no limit to what God can accomplish through us. We are to serve; we are to become a blessing to others!
This power has to first work in us, before it works through us
The message we speak, must first be spoken to us
There is much wrong gospel and commercialism out there, which destroys many
We need to take guard against such. We need to be informed and inform people about false doctrines and false teachers/prophets.
Let the word of God be our standard all the time
Have a wonderful day!
Prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus, for your power that is freely available to us. I admit that I am not availing it fully. I must change, and I need your help. Help me to focus more on being a blessing to others, than me getting blessed. Amen
When we are ready, tell God; He already has the assignment for us