Day 10 Luke Chapter 10
“All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him” (Lk. 10:22 NASB).
In the preceding verse (21), it says that Jesus greatly rejoiced in the Holy Spirit. The seventy have tasted the kingdom and have been given a personal view of how it operates. He is thankful that God’s plan of reconciliation is being revealed to men in the Father’s perfect time—and they will then teach others and the good news of the Gospel, which has been fully understood only between the Father, Son, and Spirit from the foundation of the world and is now becoming known in the earth.
Jesus then makes a stunning declaration; in chapter nine He asks them who they say He is and here He declares exactly who He is: “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him” (v.22 NASB).
They have met the Creator of the universe and witnessed the awesomeness of His kingdom. They now know who He is…all things have been given to Jesus and in Him, all fullness dwells and is derived (Col. 2:9). He reveals to them how wonderful it is that they have had these things revealed to them. They should rejoice that they know the mysteries of the kingdom and how they are now responsible to lead others into the knowledge they have. How amazing to be part of this holy, powerful, mighty relationship between the Father and the Son, in a community of three with the Holy Spirit. We too, have this divine privilege in Christ that the disciples had—for we are joint-heirs with Him (Rom. 8:17).
Remember this Advent to reflect on why Jesus came. He came to destroy the works of the devil (1 Jn. 3:8) and set us free from the captivity of sin. We too should rejoice greatly in the Holy Spirit for all the wonderful, magnificent, and awesome works the Lord has done.
For God so loved
the world, He gave His only Son
We were all
sinners, lost, gone astray, undone
A stable in
Bethlehem received the Holy Child
Not in pomp and
circumstance, but meek and mild
Behold the Lamb
of God who takes away our sin
The radiance of God's
glory and the image of His being,
Servant and Redeemer wrapped as a baby boy
Glory to God in
the highest, it is Good News of great joy
in the city of
David, born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
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