Lent Day 8: Who is Eliakim?
Luke 3: 30 “the son of Eliakim”
His name means ‘whom God will raise up’.
Here is a Lentern passage to memorise:
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1: 18-21
We are people who believe that ‘all things work together for good to them who love him and are called according to his purpose.’ (Rom 8:28). We are people who believe that what man ‘intended for harm, God intended for good’ (Gen 50:20)
We may journey for a period of time in joyful release or painful struggle, yet we know we always arrive on a certain day where it may start out in desperation but it will end revealing a God whose best work is reserved for the day of Satan’s worst.
The same power that God exerted towards Jesus.
The same power that raised Jesus.
The same power that seated Jesus far above all any other.
The very same power can be known by us.
Whatever around you that looks like it is over, it isn’t.
We will never be in a moment when it is over even if it looks like it is so.
Why? Because of Eliakim!
God is still at work. Behind the scenes, away from you and the situation … God! So don’t give up, hang in there, it is God who gives life and ends life. It is God who says when it is over, no one else. God never finishes He raises!