Is Jesus Pleased?

Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late, Mark 11:11.

The last week of Jesus’ earthly life, He entered Jerusalem. He went directly to the Temple and looked around at everything. Jesus was looking, inspecting, checking everything out. What was He looking for? Was He pleased with what He saw? We know from what He did and said the next day that He wasn’t pleased. Does He do the same today? Is He looking around at everything today, listening and watching? Have we ever asked the question; Is Jesus pleased with our meetings? We may pleased, but, does that mean He is? I think we assume that He is if we are and the reverse is also true. Just because, “its the way we have always done it”, doesn’t mean it is right for today. Is He pleased with our music, worship, offerings, messages, programs, events, outreaches, etc.? When Jesus looks around at the condition of the church ekklesia, is He pleased with what He sees? Are we being and doing what He expects?

In the Book of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, Jesus told the Apostle John to write seven different letters to seven churches ekklesias. John saw a vision of Jesus and Jesus was holding seven stars and He was walking among seven lampstands. Jesus then explains to John what they meant.

Revelation 1:16 says this; In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength. Then in verse 20 Jesus explains to John the meaning of the seven stars and the seven lampstands. “As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches ekklesias, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches ekklesias. (emphasis added)

The angels are the messengers, not spiritual beings. They are the apostolic leaders of the congregations. Jesus holds these messengers in His right hand. The hand of power and authority as well as intimacy. With these messengers in His right hand He walks among the churchs ekkleisias. Do we even realize this is happening? Where is Jesus walking? I do not know of a scripture that says Jesus is walking in my living room or around my office. We know He is with us at all times but there are no other scriptures like this one that tells us He is walking among us with the apostolic leaders in His right hand as we are assembled together as the ekklesia.

Scripture tells us what is important to Jesus in our meetings. It is not a secret. Some things we think are important and make a priority of Jesus doesn’t even mention it.

Joe Nicola

Author of Ekklesia; The Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth