Daily Verses: Luke 19 : 41-44, Matthew 25 : 1-13
Key Verse: Luke 19 : 44b : … because you did not know the time of your visitation.
When Jesus visited Jerusalem, the Jewish people hailed His coming. Everyone was rejoicing and praising Him because of all the miracles He had done. They spread their clothes on the road and waved the palm branches to welcome Jesus, who was then riding on a donkey. After that happened, Jesus went up to Mount of Olives and saw Jerusalem from there. He then wept over Jerusalem knowing the city will be destroyed because the people did not know the time of His visitation. How can we know when Jesus is going to visit us? We can learn from the parable of the 5 wise and 5 foolish virgins. The wise virgins prepared themselves with the lamps and oil, but those who were foolish took no oil with them. When the Lord came to visit them, the wise virgins were ready because their lamps were lit, but the foolish were not ready. The lamp talks about the Word of God (Psalm 119 : 105) and oil talks about the Holy Spirit. If our hearts are filled with the living Word and the fire of the Holy Spirit, we will be able to listen to the Lord’s voice when He tells us about His visitation. But, if the Word only becomes a knowledge and not something that gives us life and if the Holy Spirit does not burn within us, we will ‘miss the moment’ when Jesus comes to visit us.
Don’t miss the opportunity where the Lord will visit us. Wait for His visitation with a longing heart.
Today I will pray a lot in the Spirit so the fire of the Holy Spirit continues to burn within my heart.
Matthew 25 : 13 : Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
I will pray for those I know who are experiencing a difficult situation in their lives.
DAILY BIBLE READING: GENESIS 20-22