Friday, October 7, 2005

Luke - Full-time Ministry

Luke 21:37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.

If we are to be as Jesus, we are busy doing the Father's will everyday. In the daytime when in Jerusalem, he taught in the temple. When not in Jerusalem he went out to the people and he met every need that the people brought to him. Did he touch everyone near him? No, some did not call upon him, some did not come to him.

John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Mat 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
Mat 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Everywhere he went, people came to him even into the night. Jesus prayed in the night, it seems that he had few times to be alone.

Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

Luke 21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.

Jesus began the day early in ministry. The words he spoke were from his Father, the Almighty God. He spoke not from himself as a man. He showed us that we are not to rely on ourselves, but entirely on the word of God. If we speak God's word, we speak life and truth to those who hear. To minister to others, we minister through his word and His Spirit. We can only do this by first coming to Jesus for cleansing and a new life.

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

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