Text: Luke 10: 20. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
It is not a bad attitude to be joyful over good things of life after all God is the giver of them all.
But today, God is rather telling us not to rest on our spiritual and physical success here on earth but rather rejoice for this one fact, “our name is written in Heaven”.
The joy of having an assurance of God’s rest after life here on earth is greater than anything you can ever think of.
Before we were saved, we were tools in Satans’s hand, fulfilling all the plans and works of the enemy.
We had all our hearts on the success of our hands on earth.
Our major concern was only on self, how to please self, how to make wealth, how to acquire possessions at the peril of our soul.
Beloved the joy of being saved is nothing compared to the pain of being held in the captivity of sin.
There’s no joy in fixing your eyes on temporal things of life.
2 Corinthians 4: 18. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Many rejoice for the treasures their hand have built on earth.
I have seen many describing their success as the Heaven God promised His own.
Beloved, it pleases God that we’re blessed but the motive of God’s blessing is for impact and for the accomplishment of His will alone.
Therefore we must labor to enter the narrow path of life, labor to have our name written in the Holy book of life.
What will be the essence of all the wealth and power on earth if at the last day Jesus tells you that He doesn’t know you?
What will be the essence of all your attendance in church, preaching, financial donations and at the end, the master denies you and calls you a worker of iniquity because of some secret sins you have refused to repent from?
Think about these things dearly beloved.
Again I say;
Matthew 6: 19. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.