Today's Scripture: "He said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!" Acts 7:56
5991. I can believe, but receiving depends on someone else believing. JG
Heaven for me
The phrases, "The man upstairs" and "The good Lord" are both telling statements. When someone says that, it's highly likely they don't know Jesus and think they do. God deserves more respect than that. Stephen's profession at his death not only claimed to know God, but see Him in heaven. It offended those who claimed to be friends with God and enemies of His Son. "Standing" at the throne, instead of sitting on the throne implied Jesus was God and waiting to receive him into heaven. Had they not already stoned Stephen, that statement would have given them cause.
We preachers often speak to people who think they know God, but whose actions make you question it. You'd think having, or not having, the fruit of Galatians 5 would prove it one way or the other. But I fear most of the time my words are simply ignored as an opinion. At least they're not stoning me—yet.
Your perfect peace, God, is impossible to replicate.
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