Blessings of A Heart That Recognizes Jesus

…they nailed him to the cross.

And the criminals were also crucified—

one on his right and one on his left.

One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed,

“So you’re the Messiah,

are you?

Prove it by saving yourself—

and us, too,

while you’re at it!”

But the other criminal protested,

“Don’t you fear God

even when you have been sentenced to die?

We deserve to die for our crimes,

but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.”

Then he said,


remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”

And Jesus replied,

“I assure you,

today you will be with me in paradise.”

Luke 23:33, 39-43

Blessings of Knowing That Jesus Was Telling The Truth

“Notice the fig tree,

or any other tree.

When the leaves come out,

you know without being told that summer is near.

In the same way,

when you see all these things taking place,

you can know that the Kingdom of God is near.

I tell you the truth,

this generation will not pass from the scene

until all these things have taken place.

Heaven and earth will disappear,

but my words will never disappear.

Luke 21:29-33

Blessings of Being Prepared

“And there will be strange signs

in the sun,


and stars.

And here on earth 

the nations will be in turmoil,

perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides.

People will be terrified at what they see

coming upon the earth,

for the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

Then everyone will see the Son of Man

coming on a cloud with power and great glory.

So when all these things begin to happen,

stand and look up,

for your salvation is near!”

Luke 22:25-28

Blessings of The One We WILL Acknowledge

“I would not have told the people of Israel 

to seek me

if I could not be found. 

…there is no other God but me,

a righteous God and Savior.

There is none but me.

Let all the world look to me for salvation!

For I am God;

there is no other.

I have sworn by my own name;

I have spoken the truth,

and I will never go back on my word:

Every knee will bend to me,

and every tongue will declare allegiance to me.”

Isaiah 45:29, 21-23