Matthew 20:17-19 ERV; Jesus was going to Jerusalem. His twelve followers were with him. While they were walking, he gathered the followers together and spoke to them privately. He said to them, “We are going to Jerusalem. The Son of Man will be handed over to the leading priests and the teachers of the law, and they will say he must die. They will hand him over to the foreigners, who will laugh at him and beat him with whips, and then they will kill him on a cross. But on the third day after his death, he will be raised to life again.”
As I’m reading this passage where Jesus told his disciples what was getting ready to happen, I’m always amazed that they were taken off guard when it actually did happen. But what I’m taking away with me today is the fact that Jesus knew. He knew what was going to happen before it did. You might say, “Well of course he did, he was the son of God so he knew everything.” I disagree. You see, Jesus became like us in every way. He grew up hearing the stories of his conception from his mother, so he believed he was the son of God, but I’m sure satan was right there trying to convince him otherwise. He had to learn to cultivate his ability to tune into the Spirit of God just as we do.
Jesus cleared a path for us to the Father. I John 4:17 says, “If God’s love is made perfect in us, we can be without fear on the day when God judges the world. We will be without fear, because in this world we are like Jesus.”
Did you see that? We are like Jesus in this world. A light in the darkness. Healing the sick, raising the dead should be a common occurrence for us. Going about doing good and healing all who are oppressed should be as normal as breathing. Communing with our Father all day, everyday, should be second nature to our spirits. We should know things! We should not be surprised at anything! We should clearly hear what Gods plans are for our future. If we don’t, perhaps it’s time to clean out our ears of all the noise pollution around us and tune into the Holy Spirit and see what God wants to do in and through us today.
Father, thank you for this reminder today. Every morning, I take a Q-tip to my ears so there won’t be wax in the way of my natural hearing. Today, I clear out my ears so that I can hear your sweet voice. No distractions to my eye-gates or my ear-gates. It’s just You and me sitting on my balcony this morning in the dark. I’m just wanting you to know how much I love you. I want to thank you for the gift your Son gave to me, allowing me to come sit on your lap, hug on your neck and whisper my love in your ear. I may not be much in the flesh, but in the Spirit, I’m Yours. You have my ear this morning, Lord. As I go out into the world today, I know you accompany me. When I declare Your Word, You back me up. It’s who You are in me. I will never cease to give You all the glory and praise. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen