And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ Luke 19:14
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.” Revelation 11:15
From yesterday: “I so enjoyed my devotional this morning. Another Tozer one…he wrote about being asked his thoughts on this question: if Jesus was to come to earth today, would this present generation would be glad and any more accepting of Jesus’ arrival than the people were 2,000 years ago.”
Thanks so much to all who pondered this question. Bless you for leaving your comments as well. Tozer discussed the fact that when Jesus came many knew that “following Him would call for abrupt and drastic changes in their patterns of living. The proud and selfish aspects of their lives would have been disturbed.” He also spoke to the financial impact on those who stepped out and followed Jesus along with a disdain for a true spiritual life. Tozer felt that the response to Jesus in flesh would be no different today than it was over 2,000 years ago.
I am in agreement for most love themselves too much to allow anyone to be Lord of their lives. What they fail to realize is that their money, pride, and self-exaltation and indulgence is doing just that. The Lord is faithful and provided in my news feed a post from Lifeway’s Facts and Trends released on yesterday which included an article titled, “Away With the Manger: More Americans Look for a Secular Christmas.”
The Facts and Trends post referenced the latest Pew Research survey which confirms the sad condition of the times in which we live. The Pew Research study can be found at this link: http://www.pewforum.org/2017/12/12/americans-say-religious-aspects-of-christmas-are-declining-in-public-life/.
I pray you will find time to read at least a portion and be spurred on by the Spirit of the Living God to be faithful to His instructions as we interact with others during this time of CHRISTmas celebration. It is important because we know the end of the story and whether any man opposes or not as the Revelation verse tells us above, “He shall reign forever and ever.”
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20