Jesus wants to be a guest at your house.
Jesus and God the Father are in a good mood. They want to be a guest in my house. They want to be with me. They want to show me the way to love. They have given me power, by the Holy Spirit, to be delivered from my prison.
Zacchaeus became free that day. Jesus freed him. Zacchaeus became free from the opinion of others who are indignant and grumpy about what Jesus chooses to do. Zacchaeus became free from the shame of his past. Zacchaeus became free to tell the story of what Jesus had done in his life.
It is time to shout out in great joy! Try this every day or even several times a day. Seriously … it will make a difference.
This is a stunning story in Luke 19. Here is the challenge after you read this scripture.
Try this with children. They get it. They will drop to their knees and do it in a heartbeat. Try it with a 4 year old and see.
This is for all of us. The adults, seeing Jesus triumphant as King, were not embarrassed.
So …. please try this!
- Close your eyes.
- Raise your hands to heaven.
- Shout, at the top of your voice something like this. The words should be yours but shout it out!
- King Jesus!
- Thank you for all your miracles!
- You are so amazingly beautiful!
- May peace spread among us today!
Here is the truth. This happened (Luke 19). Why don’t you try this every day? Where is the joy? Don’t I believe the good news of Jesus, my King?
As He rode along, people were spreading their coats on the road as an act of homage before a king. As soon as He was approaching Jerusalem, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the entire multitude of the disciples all those who were or claimed to be His followers began praising God adoring Him enthusiastically and joyfully with loud voices for all the miracles and works of power that they had seen, shouting,
“Blessed (celebrated, praised) is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory (beauty, majesty and splendor) in the highest heaven!”
Some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples for shouting these Messianic praises.” Jesus replied, “I tell you, if these people keep silent, the stones will cry out in praise!”
So … how did the shout out feel? Better I am thinking!
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The Christian Training Center International was founded in the early 1970’s as The Inn of the Last Resort. It is now known throughout the world for its outreach to families, Christian leaders, and young people. Our focus is to enable individuals – especially young men and women – to face and overcome the mounting issues and pressures in their daily lives. Learn more here.
The most effective way to learn a foreign language is through immersion. In complete immersion, students spend all their time hearing and speaking a new language in a sequential and cumulative format. The goal is to become not only a proficient speaker, but to acquire an appreciation and understanding of a new culture. This approach describes the training process at CTCI.
Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus. The goal is fluency in the language of relationships. Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture. The foundation is an encounter with Jesus. This encounter is the means for both insight and vision. Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.
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