Scriptural Readings: Matthew 10:1; 11:1;27; 18: 1-4
The cyber world, digital world, whatever you call it, this is the wireless world that we are to live. A world that we made to live side by side with the fourth industrial revolution, computers, gadgets and a lot more which might dictate our 24/7. It can be a wonderland for us or can be a real nightmare. Are these things that we’ve made invaded our territories or are we tasked to conquer this land or this kind of world connected and joined with microchips ready to wage war or just maybe that this will give us the peace we need. In this cyber world that we are living right now, we can easily believe, appreciate and rely on the things that we see. An attitude of ours that the Lord Jesus knows and He has something for us to know and do.
v.1 And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
As Christians we should be thrilled with this verse. The 12 disciples are no different from any of us today living in this modern times, we can also be doing the same things. We are also the disciple of Jesus. The word “mathetes” a Greek word also from another Greek word “manthano” meaning a learner or in other words a pupil was used in this verse. Any other Christians like you and I have the authority to perform such because we the pupils and Jesus being our teacher will teach us how to do it in this modern world run by microchips!
Obviously our Lord Jesus wants us right now in this modern advanced world to conquer the unconquered places to step in and share the good news. We should also keep up with the times. Jesus sent the 12 with a mission and we have to keep it this way, continue what Jesus commanded us. As every microchip that contributes and does their individual part, we all have our individual parts too. Our Lord will send us out there to complete one thing, His will!
v.1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
This is what happens next. After we have done our jobs, He will take over. This is where the true power lies. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we always do after seeing things, we ask questions. Right? This is the perfect time that Jesus will create a relationship with the unbelievers. After they have seen all the things impossible for humans to do, they will resort to someone or something they can trust and have faith in. We are humans. We were created to have a relationship. We were created to have a relationship with our Creator. God’s will is for us to be with Him as children, co heir of Jesus Christ. This is why the Son of God Jesus humbled Himself and He Himself made a way that we can be brought back to our Heavenly Father.
v.27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him”.
Let us stick to the original plan. Let Jesus rule our lives and revelations will open up for us. It’s exciting that God is working with us just like our Master, Teacher and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the Father. It is true that we are living in the most advanced technology of the time. Communication is in its fastest way possible. No doubt about it.
It is also true that God will never cease to communicate to us but sometimes they are delayed because the problem lies within ourselves. God communicates with us having nothing but the instructions straight to our hearts and minds, no gadgets making it the fastest.
v. 1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
v. 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
v. 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
v. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Let us be like the Master, our Savior and Lord Jesus. Let us be the children of God. Unless we humble ourselves like our Lord Jesus Christ we will never have the contentment. Children realize their contentment only after following what they are asked to do. Nowadays some children complain first before doing whatever they are asked to do and this is exactly what we adults are! There are no differences between us and them. This is why Jesus said unless you turn yourselves like that of the children. The Son of God did not complain, turned Himself into a human or in other words humbled Himself and saved us.
One can make use of the cyber world to change. We can make promises to ourselves to make changes. A lot of things can be written all about changes but there is only one source that can make a true, genuine and guaranteed change in us and that source is our Lord and Savior the Master, Jesus Christ the source of life.