Luke 19:28-48

Luke 19:28-48

People are interested in Who Jesus is. They are interested in truth. They may not always receive it, but people are interested. I would say take every opportunity that you possibly have to share that truth, and it will spark people's interests. They will, at least, hear what you have to say. Whether they accept it or not at that time is between them and God.Do you know what will bring you peace today? What is your life like? What do you struggle with? What turmoil do you have in your life? Jesus would say the same thing to us today that He was saying to Jerusalem then. Do you know what brings you peace? It is not the cleverness of this world. It is not our ability to look successful. It is not about anything that we can obtain in this world. It is about knowing Him and knowing the hour of our salvation. What is the hour of your salvation? If you are not saved yet, right this minute, this very hour, today is the day of salvation. Today is the day that you will find peace if you will accept it. If you know Jesus, but like so many of us, resist the truth that He wants us to live in…

Even in my own life, I experience moments where I am not at peace. I am struggling in my heart because I do not want to accept what Jesus has laid out for me as being truth. I’m a selfish person. There are things I want to do, places I want to be, things I want to have, that Jesus says, “No, they’re not for you.” And so I’m the one that begins to whine and cry and complain to God and everyone around me because I’ve not gotten it. Does that display peace? No. And when we are not at peace, it is not because God has not given us the information we need. It’s not that Jesus has not given us the salvation that we need. It is not that we have not obtained the comfort that we need. It is that we have rejected the truth that we need. It is the truth that sets us free. It is the truth of Jesus’ kingship over us, His Lordship over us, that will set us free. It is not about cleverness. It is not about how we dress. It is not about how we look on the outside. It is about how we look on the inside. It is not about who we are in public. It is who we are every moment that we live this life before God. Who are you when no one’s around? What do you do and what do you think when no one is around? Are you at peace? Are you content? This will tell you a lot…

What destruction happens in your life because you refuse to recognize the time of God’s coming to you? Through God’s Holy Spirit in the world today, He comes to each one of us. He comes and asks each one of us to recognize Him for Who He is. He asks for us to receive His Kingship and His Lordship over us. Do you recognize it? Or are you just going to continue to live the way you live in the world, blowing Him off, saying, “Well, one day I’ll get to that religious stuff.” Well, it’s not about religion. Jesus was not religious by nature. Jesus was the Son of God by nature. We’ve wrapped religion around Him…

What’s going on in your life that you are continually feeling the misery? Feeling the separation? What is it that you’ve allowed to be a separation? You may be a believer. You may have relationship with Jesus Christ. You may still be allowing for there to be separation, and He will allow it. He allows for us to have choice…

You know what? People are interested in Who Jesus is. They are interested in the truth. They may not always receive it, but people are interested. I would say take every opportunity that you possibly have to share that truth, and it will spark people’s interests. They will, at least, hear what you have to say. Whether they accept it or not at that time is between them and God…

We have been given a responsibility to let people know what the truth is. To invest God’s truth into the lives of those that are lost in this world. To invest who we are into the lives of those who are in this world. How are we investing our lives? How are we living to show the Kingship and the authority of God over us? How are we recognizing the time of God’s coming to us and to those who are in our lives? What kind of servants are we? And what is God going to see when He finally sends Jesus back and establishes that throne? What is He going to see when we stand before Him?

Dave Elkins

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