YOU! FOLLOW HIM…
Call me crazy, but it just cracks me up that Jesus talks to Peter about his death day. It’s one of my favorite things in the Bible.
After the Lord Jesus is resurrected from the dead, He went straight to Peter and said, “Hey, I want to talk to you about the day you die and how your death glorifies me.” While most people are thinking, “What?!?” I’m thinking, “This is so awesome!”
Jesus looks at Peter and says, “I know you’ve got this reputation and this history of bailing out when all hell breaks loose, but you’re not going to. Your death will glorify Me. I’ve seen you on your last day, brother, and you are a rockstar.”
Now, that was a private conversation, but the guy I call “the clingy disciple,” is there with them. John is so clingy. Always hanging around – always. Finally, he gets on Peter’s nerves and Peter says, “Can we talk about how this brother dies because I want to hear that story.”
Peter is a trip! And Jesus says,
“If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.” – John 21:22
See? That’s Promised Land living right there. In the Promised Land, you worry about your assignment, your territory. You have your own purpose, your own destiny and you stay focused on it. Looking at what someone else has is a recipe for disaster in the Promised Land where you fight from victory – not yours, but Jesus’.
When you keep your eyes on your prize, Jesus is glorified by your life just like He was by Peter’s. So, you – follow Him!
FROM MY SERMON SERIES MILK AND HONEY
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
My word says, “Do not covet.” While many think that means material goods, it is even more dangerous to covet someone else’s promises, territory and destiny. Take stock of the gifts and calling I’ve put on you. Focus on them to bring Me endless glory.