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October 4, 2020 7:27 pm
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This is the Truth Network, the gospel of the longest book in the New Testament, more parables and miracles of Christ in the book of Luke, and any other gospel join me Stu Epperson as we journey through Luke the end of each true thought, we can program for the next series of weeks experienced truth experienced book of living the word of God would love your feedback will also have a handout because we would like to do a small group study just connect with firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information.
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Jesus Christ himself tells us that our greater joy should not be in power over darkness and demons are greater joy should be that our names are written in the book of life.
He says this to the 70 disciples. Upon their return upon there being overwhelmed with joy for having subjected underneath themselves.
These powers, and demonic authorities through the power of God in them. So read the passage again and then working to get right in the final questions and what is it mean to be a spiritual baby, why did you say Buster your eyes and ears to hear and see over so many in the Old Testament kings and prophets didn't get to see that stuff. Sorry. Get about today and back in the book of life. By the way is your name written in the book of life possession questioning who he asked that question to throw good question as people is your name written in the book of life where talk about that a lot more than a tube in the 70 returned with joy, saying, this is Luke 1017 to 24 Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name. He said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you nevertheless do not rejoice in this, but that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven that hour Jesus rejoiced in the spirit is that I think you father, Lord of heaven and earth that you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and revealed them to babes. Even so, father, for it seemed good in your sight.
All things have been delivered to me by my father and no one knows who the son is except the father and who the father is except the son and the one to whom the son wills to reveal him. Then he turned to his disciples and said privately.
Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see and therefore I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear and have not heard Celeste and we talk about why they were term enjoyable. God used them to perform all kinds of miracles, the one that they were most overjoyed over was a set redundant.
The one that they got the most excited was the fact that Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name. They were casting out demons.
They were sure they were demonstrating the power of God over the forces of darkness, overtly noxious disease is death, but demons so we spent some time about that and we talked about this dutiful statement of Jesus in which he said this, he said, look, didn't, don't rejoice in that that the spirits are subject you, but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven. What a great statement so Jesus tells them the source.
Their joy should be anchored in who they are and the factor names written heaven over and above their authority over demons. I'm a little compare and contrast your remote to share these with you name in the book of life versus authority over demons so so often we get into performance and activity and behavior, and we forget about our identity. And so here are some things that the Lord shirt put on my heart to share with you about contrasting Jesus call for these disciples to have the deeper joy in their names or the book of why.
First of all, the name the book of life speaks to identity authority over demons speaks activity. The first speaks to who I am in him. The second speaks to what I do.
The first, the name of the book of life is a permanent thing authority over demons is changing and temporary this anymore demons tomorrow friend but your name once it's written that book of life is always written that book of life. It's permanent, eternal it secure the name of the book of life is his work, who wrote your name by the way, the book of life.
I did right there.
He wrote it. He wrote it in the blood of his son Jesus Christ.
However authority over demons tends to be my work even though it's in his name.
It tends to put emesis on my work. The name in the book of life is humbling. It keeps me humble.
Sometimes I do performance and have us show authority over demons. I get puffed up, I think, wow, look at the power coming for me to forget the source so it can be to make me too smart for Mont Bridges. The name of the book of life speaks to total freedom and dependence on him authority over demons can lead emesis on that can lead to bondage. The bondage of what's called Independence not to be a God name of the book of life. Focus on who he is authority over demons can tend to focus on who I am. Name the book of life dials into his purpose authority over demons sometimes can create a focus on my popularity system contouring can compare and contrast blessed with your passage now because Jesus gets into this more after he tells them where their joy should be. It says something that you don't find anywhere in the Gospels. This little statement in that hour Jesus rejoiced in the spirit. Nowhere in the Bible to say Jesus rejoiced out at me was in full joy. He was the perfect embodiment of joy. He is the joy to the world we sing about a Christmas but it's never says it specifically until it says it here. He was a man of sorrows. His heart is broken over and over again. He weeps he he, Jesus wept. Johnny, 35, the source verse in the Bible we have Jesus. Later in Luke weeping over Jerusalem for her lost us so Jesus Christ absolutely embodied the the night notion of joy but is needed is only set about him here but listen what says you have all three members. The Trinity hears is not our Jesus rejoiced in the spirit Mary was led by the spirit controlled eyes by the spirit. The perfect perfect harmony with the spirit of God, and he said I think you father, you have the father the son and the Holy Spirit in this passage here very very unique place for all three of them is praying to the father, rejoicing in the spirit. He says father Lord of heaven and earth, the great Hebrew statement of God's sovereign rule and reign, God's supremacy right here in the passage, Lord of heaven and earth and what is he pray to him or praise him for what is he rejoicing over that you father have hidden these things from the wise and the prudent and revealed them to to babes. Is it possible to be too smart. Is it possible to be too wise to get to heaven.
Is it possible that all because you had a superhigh SEC store store and got a full ride scholarship and you are brilliant, erudite, and a PhD in physics or whatever that automatically make you a Christian does not automatically make you spiritually blessed and Jesus is nose is guys hidden these things from the wise and prudent, doesn't mean those with great minds can be believers boy Jesus is saying is is if you know everything you got it all figured out you don't know anything. It's hidden from you, but he's revealed these things under babes member Luke chapter 9 were Jesus disciples argument is the greatest and he grabs little baby asked the baby up says this is greatness right here unless you become like this little child will that's what he saying here. Think about the characters of babe popping your mind when talk about a little baby. Her precious little child, what comes to mind.
Well what their dependent right immature there humble their teachable their little sponges right taken everything we say their vulnerable see a baby just like a sheep is dependent on the parent and dependent on the Shepherd for their daily bread, and for their leaning and their guidance in the provision in their for protection.
All those things in Jesus unless you are like this. These great things. These great, rich, divine, supernatural concepts in an teachings and rich doctrines just to their revealed to their real debates does babes realize that they need them. Because babes realize that when Jesus speaks, he speaking the truth and they and they hear it and they believe it in its goal to them, but those who are wise and prudent, and figured out that are like first Corinthians streets. This beautifully is who are the wives the world who are the interviewer that the prudent once a says that the wisdom of God is foolishness to them to the wise C and any says is the preaching. The cross is foolishness to them who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. But over and over again for stripping us. I believe it's one or two it says the natural man does not receive the things of God. Therefore stem get a lot of natural mineral really bright there so brightly can with things as cockamamie as it is crazy is evolution. Whoever thought about a minute that the company most complex of beings.
A human being with with DNA strands. The trillions of trillions of molecular components and atoms that we came from some happenstance you know times but you know of pond scum that we just evolved over time, or just add billions years right and is so this is if you look at it. It makes no sense. And yet we man is gone out of his way to try to think his way into his own plan in his own fate and is completely devoid of got evolution is a theory that is running real fast away from the true God who created the Lord of heaven and earth to Jesus references ears. He praised his father God's hidden these things in the wise, the prudent. He's revealed them to babes then East gives us great statement about the interdependent, the harmony of a says even so father. It seemed good in your sight.
It all seems good in God's sight. What is good in God's eyes. That's what you want to be after what a great statement of God's sovereignty all things been delivered to me by my father.
No one knows who the son is except the father and who the father is except the son and the one to whom the son reveals him beautiful statement again of Jesus's walk in step utter dependence on the father is revealing the father. There is a perfect harmony. He's the son of God. He's the. The begotten of the father full of grace and truth is also God the son, so he is one with the father. In essence buddies. He's unique in that he is the son. The son is not the father but the son is God the father is not the son with the father is God the Spirit is not the son nor the father of the spirit is God. Three and one beautiful picture of the churning we see in this passage in harmony with each other without ever a human being being created, God was in harmony. The father was good. They were one.
They were united and just talks about this is great-easy prayer in John 17. He says we at this the same love.
We had from the beginning of time before the beginning of time. Father were pouring out. Out of these to this body.
We want them to have that same one God brings us doesn't need us, but by his amazing sovereign grace brings us's woeful sinful, rebellious people into that love that he and his father shares so cool. He says it is done sitting better than John, 50 years as the father has loved me, so I have loved you.
Now abide in my love, inviting us in a relationship. So then after saying all that he turns to his disciples. He says this. Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see.
For I tell you many prophets and kings of desire to see what you see and have not seen and to hear what you hear and have not heard it.
So Jesus makes a great statement of privilege, the disciples, their eyes and seen the King, right Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos Jonah. These prophets never saw never beheld the Messiah, whom they prophesied about the Kings King David and King Josiah and King Hezekiah and King Uzziah King Solomon never beheld the king that Jesus was never asked. He saw the Messiah came, they never saw these kind of miracles.
So the disciples were so blessed were so privileged you can hold a Bible in your hand friend I'm Stu Epperson next time right here. This is the Truth Network