Posted by: peebles | June 15, 2012

Luke 10:20 (NIV) ~ However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

This verse puts everything in perspective and it gives the disciples a wake-up call to what is really important. The authority that God gives you through the name of Jesus Christ is superseded by His gift of salvation. Many times people can get carried away with their authority in Christ Jesus, as well as signs, wonders and moving in the miraculous. Yet, Jesus nails it right here! If you are going to get excited about anything, then get excited that your name is written in heaven. Get excited about all your sins being forgiven and washed away by His precious blood.

The Bible says in Philippians 3:8 (NIV), “What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” Nothing, absolutely nothing, compares to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour.

Can’t you just feel the raw, exuberant joy bursting out of Jesus, like a dam bursting open; nothing can contain His joy! The Bible says in Luke 10:21 (NIV),  “At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.’” In other words, Jesus was saying, “I praise you, Father, because you have revealed to your little children the joy there is in knowing that their names are written in heaven.”

My friend, have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? Are all your sins washed away by His precious blood? Is your name written in heaven? If your name is written in heaven, then you have something to be joyful about.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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