Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm coming to your house today!

[Luke 19:2-5 KJV] - And, behold, [there was] a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that [way]. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

I think Zacchaeus must have been a single guy, because we don't read anything about Jesus raising Zacchaeus from the dead.

Men, imagine you ran into Billy Graham and his entourage. Billy tells you "{your name here}, the Holy Spirit told me that I must fellowship with you at your home this evening." You stammer a bit, and say "Okay, sure! Can you wait here a moment?"

You duck around a corner and whip out your cell phone. You call your wife and ask how her day is going, then tell her you'll be bringing home some guests. She flips and is upset about how she doesn't have any time for cleaning, nothing is defrosted to fix up, and so on. Exasperated, she asks just who is this person you're bringing over?

"Billy Graham."

Click. You call back and for some reason, she won't pick up.

Now you start thinking, "Do I have anything I need to hide? Any DVDs I'd be ashamed of? Any magazines I never want other people to see? What if he wants to check his email and looks at my computer browser's history?"

Suddenly you start wondering if you really want Billy Graham coming over or not. But then, you remember, it was the Holy Spirit calling Billy to visit you, not you asking him to visit. You're in a pickle now!

[Romans 14:12 KJV] - "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God."