As Christians we should BE like Jesus and show no regard of or ignore race, gender, lifestyle or anything else except a sinner who needs to be saved. Jesus knew what Zacchaeus did for a living but that didn’t stop Him from trying to save his life. Zacchaeus was determined to meet Jesus and no one was going to get in his way of seeing and knowing Him.
Zacchaeus’ actions prove to us that, whosoever seeks the Lord will find Him. Hebrews 11:6 says, “…He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” Zacchaeus was rewarded with the presence of Jesus in his home because Zacchaeus diligently climbed a sycamore tree just to see Jesus in the midst of a large crowd. And yet just as how the Lord rewarded Zacchaeus with eternal life because he sought Him, the same applies to anyone who does the same today. Another thing is that Zacchaeus received Jesus joyfully because he knew his life would be changed from bad to good — he believed in the power of Christ.
What I love about Jesus is that He did not care about what the people said regarding Him going to Zacchaeus’ house or about what the people said regarding Zacchaeus (Zacc for short). These people were not genuine because they forgot who Jesus is; wherever He goes or stays demons tremble and flee, above all restoration, purification and sanctification takes place because He came to seek and save the lost. Secondly, the scripture Isaiah 59:1-2; 50:2 says that God’s hand is not shortened that He can’t save everyone. Jesus was not concerned about His status in society or about what Zacc did before meeting Him (these would have been distractions), His mission was to save the lost and that’s what Jesus did.
What the people failed to realize was that Jesus set them free from the evil tax collector, because when He saved Zacc. He removed satan’s agent and replaced him with a God fearing and obedient servant. Which means instead of delivering the people from their oppressor, Jesus delivered the oppressor and brought Salvation to him so that he would treat God’s people fair. This is why Zacc offered to give back to those he stole from and oppressed. Why move hundreds when all it takes is the deliverance of one. He is not going to do the same thing over and over; He delivered the Israelites to prove a point to Pharoah and His children. He delivered Zacc to prove a different point. That He is God all by Himself and He needs no advice or counsel in what to do. But He does everything for a purpose; that no one perish. Scripture reference Luke 19:1-10.
The offer to receive Christ into your heart is still here. To receive that offer go to the Salvation page at the top of this blog and follow the instructions. If you have turned away from God, there is a strong possibility that He is waiting for you to turn back to Him; rededicate yourself to Him. You are already reconciled to God by Christ, the next step is yours.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.