Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 111 Children of the Resurrection V's Children of the Revolution

Luke 20:34-40ff Children of the Resurrection V's Children of the Revolution.

"Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God's children, since they are children of the resurrection. But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord 'the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.'He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."

This passage fired off a few thoughts in my mind.
As disciples we are children of the resurrection. and some may remember a song entitled "children of the revolution" by a glam pop group called "Sweet" in the 70's. This is really what we are looking at, being citizens of earth we are those "children of the revolution" walking in the ways of darkness to "kill, steal and destroy". Satan orchestrated the revolt in heaven and now reigns as the prince of darkness, the prince of the power of the air. (Read Jude)

Ephesians 2:1-4 children of the revolution.

"As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath".

Ephesians 2:4-10 children of the resurrection."But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

Moses and the Exodus generation of Israelites paid the price of unbelief and not upholding the standard of holiness, let us make our salvation and election sure by paying attention to what we think and what we do.

2 Peter 1:2-4 "His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires."


1 comment:

  1. This is a good reminder. I often marvel at Peter's words, "...you may particip[ate in the divine nature..." He changes the very essence of our being and causes us to "escape the corruption in the world." He changes our evil desires to godly desires changing us to vessels of light.

    Shirley Fay