Many of you are having grammar flashbacks when you learned at least about past, present, and future tenses. This thought was provoked by a church sign I pass on the way home. The sign reads “He has risen”. I prefer the translation “He IS risen”. You may be thinking that Matthew is on another hobbyhorse. Call it what you will, but Jesus still is! He is not past tense. He is still alive, still interceding to the Father for us, and is coming back. I don’t serve a used-to-be Savior. He still delivers! He still saves! And although you refer to the day of your salvation in the past, He is keeping you in His grip. The change He started in you is the change He will complete and perfect in glory.
If you want to serve a past tense Jesus, go ahead. But as for me and my house, we will serve I AM!
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