What level are you at?
Luke 6: 17-19
“He went down with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples was there and a great number of people from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the coastal region around Tyre and Sidon, who had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. Those troubled by impure spirits were cured, and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.”
Having appointed his apostolic team what would he do next? For the next steps would indicate how he would lead and how he would want them to lead.
It is such a beautiful sentence. “He went down with them and stood on a level place.”
“Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool” (Isaiah 66:1), the whole universe is where He is. But He seeks those who are humble and who depend on Him, this is home (66:2).
The higher your call the lower you must become. Pastor, you are never above your people. Teacher, true knowledge is found in community. Evangelist, you are not the judge. Prophet, you do not have the final say. Apostle, you are sent to the sick, to the impure, to the lost, least and last to help them, love them and resource them.
Tears flow so easily when I see the reverse of the above.
Jesus went down with them.
On a level place everyone could get to him. Jesus was accessible to everyone. There was no holding area, a filter of getting oneself right before they entered the presence of Jesus. The fact is outside of His presence they could not make themselves right.
We are all on the same level. We understand the complexities of life. We know the trials and temptations. We know the evils and the pain. We are human. I am the Son of Man, I know.
In that place things began to happen …