Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name. John 20:31

We continue our study of the Gospel of John.  Picking up at verse 24, of Chapter 20, the Apostle writes:

“Now Thomas (also known as Didymus, one of the twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord!’   But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the nail marks in His hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.’  A week later His disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them.  Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’  Then He said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands.  Reach out your hand and put it into my side.  Stop doubting and believe.’  Thomas said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!   Then Jesus told him, ‘Because you have seen Me, you believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.  Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not recorded in this book.  But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.’  John 20: 24-31
“Doubting Thomas” is a name that has been attached many times to one who may doubt.  But sometimes, a little doubt has been profitable.  For instance, Thomas did not say he would not believe, he simply said, “Unless I see…  I will not believe.”  He did not leave the Team, he just said he needed more.  Searching for answers can often be a good thing – the main thing is to remain open to what you find in your search.   Believing without seeing is the position most of us have, but if we are sincerely looking with an open mind we will often have one of those “AHA’, moments.
John said, things were written for us so that we may believe, and that we may have life in the name of Jesus.  As we get into the Word, and look for truth, the Holy Spirit will bring those “AHA’  moments in ways that will change our lives forever.  I remember the moment that changed my life like it was yesterday.  It was over 50 years ago.  I don’t recall the scripture, I just know what it did.  The Word says, “For the Word of God is alive and active.  Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul, and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”  Hebrews 4:12.
The Written Word is the Word that changes lives.  John said “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you many have life in His name.”
There is power beyond our comprehension in the written Word for it is Christ..  Let us stand fast on it as we face the Caronavirus that seems to be attacking the world.  Let us put our faith in the promises that are in the Word.  Let us know without a doubt that we have and live in abundant life as we believe and walk in faith in the name of Jesus, standing on and living in the written Word.
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“Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.” John 20: 21

We continue our walk through the Gospel of John.  Picking up at verse 20:21, we see the Apostle writing these words:

“Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you!  As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.’  And with that He breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them they are not forgiven.” John 20: 21- 23
This is a pair of those PACKED with So much POWER back to back scriptures; they could fill a large portion of a  book if we developed them completely out.
“Peace be with you”,  is the first thing Jesus had said to His Disciples as He appeared in a room that was locked that first night of His Resurrecton.Day.  After He showed them His scars from the wounds in His hands, and feet, and side, He said it again:  “Peace be with you.” Easier said than done for them at this point, but this was His desire for them.  Jesus knew they had seen Him die, He knew they now saw Him alive which was more than they could conceive of even though He told them in advance what would happen. He of course knew what He was about to tell them would be putting them into a heavenly role that had never been seen or held by anyone other than Him.  He put them on the same level as Him, as He said, “As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you. And with that He breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’  They would have to have the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, and the presence and power of the Father with them to do what Jesus was about to tell them they would do.  The Holy Spirit and His power and wisdom would come upon all Believers a little later at Pentecost, as is confirmed in the Book of Acts, but this was a ‘special annointing. These men who were about to be sent into the world to change it would do so.  They would turn it upside down with the Messages they would bring, and the sacrifices of themselves they would give to do it.   He elevated His apostles to this level with these words:  “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them they are not forgiven.”  What a position of power. What a responsibility.
The Lord tells all, who become believers, “As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you.”  However, He does not give us the authority or responsibility to forgive, or not forgive sins.  We are to tell the Good News, and leave the judgement of who is, and who is not a believer in the hands of Jesus.  We tell all who will listen that forgiveness is theirs in Christ Jesus.  We tell of His amazing grace, and His unconditional Love.  We tell of the new life that overcomes the old; but the Lord takes it from there.  We do not judge.   Let us walk in the Peace that telling the truth of the Good News, in the Power of the Holy Spirit, brings to us as we do.  💚  Peace be with you.
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“Peace be with you.” John 20:19

We continue our study of the Gospel of John.  Picking up at Chapter 20, verse 19, the Apostle John writes these words:

“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After He said this, He showed them His hands and side .  The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.”  John 20: 19-20.
Luke was given this account by one of the Apostles:  “While they were still talking about this (‘this’ being that Jesus had revealed Himself to a couple of believers walking on the road going home to Emmaus, about 7 miles  from Jerusalem, and they had excitedly come to tell the Apostles about it.  They said they saw Jesus, but did not recognize Him at first.  They told this stranger about what had happened to Jesus at the Passover Feast, and what Jesus said in response  to them. He said ‘ How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?’  And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself. He then clearly showed Himself to them and disappeared.) It was this they were still talking about when Jesus stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.  He said to them  “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?  Look at my hands and feet, and my side.   It is I, Myself!  Touch Me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”       Luke 24: 36-39
As per usual, Jesus never did anything without a purpose.  Showing Himself to these two Believers, He was providing Scripture through them to everyone as to what the Messiah was about, what had to happen, and did, at the end of His life here on earth, and showing how free He was to move about in His new body. He even ate food to show how real He was, (Luke 24: 43) and yet totally free to move as a Spirit.  He did this to help His Disciples understand and accept His Resurrection.  It was after He had done these things, obviously had returned to Heaven during that first day because He had asked Mary Magdalene not to hold on to Him since He had not returned to Heaven at that time, (John 20: 17), and then, after all that and much more we do not know, He showed Himself to His Disciples.  They did not recognize Him at first, because He was in His new body, but with the wounds in His hands and feet, and side, and with the same voice, which is what Mary Magdalene recognized Him from, (John 20:16) He was able to calm them down enough to accept the fact that He had returned to life. They saw Him killed, but now they see Him alive. They were now ready to begin the next chapter of what they had been called to do.
They had been called to tell the Good News. Jesus lives.  He is our Messiah. In Him, we have eternal life with our Heavenly Father in Heaven, and forgiveness of all things where we missed the mark. They would never run again.  They would face whatever they had to, but they were totally committed to their calling.  May this be true for each of us who have received the Good News into our hearts. May we walk in divine Peace as we tell those who God brings into our lives: “Jesus came that we might have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10.) He is the Way. Peace be with you.
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Mary Magdalene. John 20: 1-18

We continue our study of the Gospel of John.  We pick up at Chapter 20, verse 1.  The Word says:

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.  So she came running to Simon Peter, and the other Disciple, the one who Jesus loved, and said, ‘They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put Him.’  John 20: 1-2.
The next several verses, John 20: 3 thru 10,  tell of Peter and John running to the tomb, and seeing that Jesus was no longer there returned to where they were staying.  They were confused. They did not remember that Jesus had told them them He would die, and in three days rise again. The stone had been moved away by angels to let the world see.
Picking up at verse 11, the Scripture says, ‘Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying.  As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus body had been, one at the head, the other at the foot. They asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying?’  She replied, ‘They have taken my Lord away, and I don’t know where they have put Him.’  At this she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.  He asked her ‘Woman, why are you crying?  Who is it you are looking for?’  Thinking He was the Gardner, she said, ‘Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have put Him, and I will get Him.’  Jesus said to her, ‘Mary.’ She turned toward Him, and cried out in Aramaic, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said, ‘Do not hold on to Me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father, and your Father, to My God, and your God.  Mary went to the Disciples with the news.  ‘I have seen the Lord!’  And she told them He had said these things to her,”  John 20:11-18
Many discussions have been held as to why Mary Magdalene was chosen to be the first to see Jesus, after His Resurrection.  Scripture says Jesus cast seven demons out of her (Mark 16:9), and after that life changing experience, she wanted to be around Him, and to serve Him.  She supported His work, and His ministry in every way she could.  The Apostle does not tell of the other women who were with her that morning.  He only speaks of her, and of her great love for Jesus, and the things He told her.  She was His first human contact, and it was beautiful. The fact that she did not know Him at first tells us He had been transformed into the lovely Being that He is now.  She was His first Messenger.  After they had talked, and she had fallen at His feet and had taken His legs into her arms, He told her, “Do not hold onto Me, for I have not ascended to the Father.  Go instead to my brothers, and tell them, ‘I am ascending to My Father, and your Father, to My God and your God.”  Mary Magdalene went to the Disciples with the news.  “I have seen the Lord!  And she told them the things He said to her.” John 20:17-18.
This we are to do.  After we have seen the Lord by the change in our hearts, and lives. we are to tell the Good News.  He Lives.  We live large in this life because of Him, John 10:10, and will be with Him forever when our purpose is done here.  Let the Word go forth. Jesus lives.  He loves.  He is on the throne at the right hand of His Father, our Father.  His Spirit is here with us.💚
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“Not one of His bones will be broken.” John 19

We continue our study of the Gospel of John.  Jesus had taken all of our mistakes and sins upon Himself, and had been crucified for us.  And with the words, “It is finished,” He died for you, and me.  Picking up at verse 31, of chapter 19, we read the words of the Apostle, as he wrote:

“Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath.  Because the Jewish Leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down.  The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus , and then the other.  But when they came to Jesus, and found that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.  Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water…These things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.  “Not one of His bones will be broken.”, (Psalm 34:20), and as another scripture says, “They will look on the One they have pierced.” (Zec, 12:10)
Later, Joseph of Arimathea, and Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night, asked Pilate for the body of Jesus.  They wrapped Him in linen cloth, and laid Him in a borrowed grave that was new and close to where He was crucified.  They rolled a large stone into the door intending to return after the Sabbath.  Many of the women who had come to Jerusalem with Jesus to minister to Him saw, and also intended to return after the Sabbath.” (parts summarized)  John 19: 31- 42
At every turn, Jesus was fulfilling scripture.  “Not one of His bones will be broken.”  (Psalm 34:20).  The Jews were celebrating the Passover.  This is where the Lord used the blood of the sacrificial lambs to put upon the door of each home of the children of God that would signify they were to be protected.  The death angel would “pass over” that home and spare the first born as it saw the blood.  The  lamb was to be perfect in every way, and  “Not a bone was to be broken.” Jesus, the Lamb of God, was the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world.   As the Word says, “For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”  (1 Corinthians 5:7)  Not a bone was broken.  And as the soldier pierced the side of Jesus, instead of breaking His legs,  Scripture was fulfilled.  After His resurrection, Jesus would invite doubting Thomas to put his hand where He was pierced.
Of course the taking of our sins, and giving us His glorious grace in their place was the ultimate reason for His dying for us, but the fact that time after time scripture was fulfilled to help us believe is beautiful to behold as we look upon each move.  Let us marvel each day as we give thanks for what He did for us, and what He does every day as we walk with Him.  Everything has purpose.  Let us walk in the Peace that brings as we realize that truth.  Let us rejoice and be glad in that truth.
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“When He had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” John 19: 30

We continue our study of the Gospel of John.  Picking up at verse 28, in Chapter 19, the Apostle writes:

“Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’  A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.  When He had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’  With that, He bowed His head and gave up His Spirit.”  John 19: 28-30
John writes of the fact that Jesus was dying on a Cross, and of His last words.  He was being treated as a criminal, but the Mission He was on for the Father, and for us was the most Holy of Holies.  Once again prophecy was quoted and fulfilled at the cross when Jesus said He was thirsty, and they offered Him a drink of vinegar wine.  Psalm 69:21 says, “they gave me vinegar for my thirst.”
The last words of Jesus were, “It is finished.”  We will get more into what He specifically ‘finished’ next week.  For this week, let us look at some of the other words Jesus spoke from the cross.  The Gospels of Matthew and Mark tell us He said, “My God, Why have you forsaken Me?”   We do not know all that was going on spiritually as Jesus said those words, but it must have been a horrible feeling for Him, as He was not calling His Dad, Father. He called Him God.  Some say it would have been when Abba Father turned away and refused to look upon the sin Jesus had taken upon Himself for us. Some say it was when Father separated Himself from the Oneness with Jesus because there could be no sin in the Most High.  Whatever was going on It would have been like the terror of a child being abandoned by His Father.  The good news is Father obviously communicated with Jesus that all was well, as confirmed by other words spoken by Jesus.  He said,  ‘Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.’  Luke 23: 34.  He told one of the criminals on the cross beside Him who had believed in Him,  “Truly, I tell you today you will be with Me in paradise.’  Luke 23:43.  and in Luke 23:46 He said, “Father, into your hands, I commit my Spirit.’
Jesus knew where He was going.  He was calling God, Father again.  Everything was on course.  The great day of Work and Unconditional Love was almost finished.
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“Woman, here is your son, Son here is your Mother.” John 19: 26-27

We continue our study of the Gospel of John.  We pick up at verse 25, of Chapter 19 where we find John describing events of the crucifixion of Jesus.  He writes:

“Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.   When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to her,
‘Woman, here is your son’, and to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother.’ From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”  John 19: 25 -27
John was the only disciple that was at the cross.  All of the other disciples had run into hiding for fear of being arrested and ultimately crucified with Jesus.  All of those who had welcomed Him with palm leaves, and personal cloaks spread across His path as He rode into Jerusalem on the colt were nowhere to be found either.  This scene is prophesied in Psalm 22 when it says, “He was scorned and despised by the people.  They shake their heads and hurl insults.” They say, “He trusts in the Lord, let the Lord rescue Him.  Let Him deliver Him since He delights in Him.”   This came to pass when He was crucified. The Word says In Matthew 27:41, “The Chief Priests, and Teachers of the law mocked Him, and among many things said, ‘Let Him come down from the cross, and we will believe in HIm.  He trusts in God.  Let God rescue Him now if He wants Him… ‘  All of these things and so much more were penned by David a thousand years before and were exactly fulfilled to help us believe in the Word.
Jesus was dying on the cross as our substitute and our propitiation as per the plan of salvation.  He had told His disciples this would happen as they were en-route to Jerusalem, as we see in Matthew 26:1, but they could not handle it when it happened.  This left only Mary, His Mom, His Mother’s sister, and Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene, and John at the cross..  As usual, this scene was by design.  Jesus wanted us to see that Family is always to be looked after in all cases.  Provision is always to be made for the needy in the family.  He was very specific to both Mary, and John.  He wanted Mary to be a part of John’s Family, and for John to look after Mary.  The Word says, “From this time on, this disciple took her into his home.”
 Another reason, and we are not told this from the Scripture, but since we see how James, and other members of Mary’s family came to believe in Christ their half-brother after His resurrection, we can see how the Lord wanted Mary with John to spread the Good News starting at the angel visiting Mary.  He of course knew she could go home to be with her children of the flesh, but He wanted HIs Mom to be a part of the sharing of the Good News with John.  He wanted the world to hear it from those who had been personally involved.  The Lord always has a reason for every move He makes.  So it was then – so it is Now.  How blessed we are to know that, and to remember why we are here.  We are here because it is our time to live in, and to share, the Good News after we become personally involved.                        May others see Him, and the Good News in us.💚
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‘This Happened that the Scripture might be fulfilled.’ John 19: 24

“When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took His clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining.  This garment was seamless, woven into one piece from top to bottom  “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another, “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”  This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said, “They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.”  So this is what the soldiers did.”  John 19: 23-24
One of the main things beyond the Holy Spirit, God did to help us believe the Scriptures, was to give us prophecy.  Things that happened hundreds, or many times thousands of years later was given to Prophets of old to write down and for us to see come to pass.  King David of Israel was Prophet, Priest, and King. He was one of those chosen to see the future, and write it down.  Though imperfect in the flesh, David was a man after God’s own heart in Spirit, and Soul.  The Book of Psalms contains many of the prophecies the Holy Spirit gave to him to record.   Psalm 22 is a major example of how the Holy Spirit showed David what would happen at the Cross when Jesus was crucified some 1,000 years after it was shown to King David.  It was almost as if David was there – and perhaps he was in Spirit.  I encourage you to read Psalm 22 again as we go through the crucifixion in the Gospel of John. For instance, Psalm 22:18, from today’s writing is being fulfilled ” as the soldiers cast lots for the seamless undergarment of Jesus.”  As you go through the Psalms you will see many of the things God had shown David.  Again, and again, we see the Scripture fulfilled.
The point is when we see the Scripture being fulfilled, we realize this entire time God has given mankind to walk on this earth is already determined and has already been seen by our God of Love. As we have looked at several times, and will continue to look at from time to time because it is so relevant to our walk here on earth,  is this Scripture:  “From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”  Acts 17:26  We are here at our appointed time.  We are here for our appointed purpose. We are here to fulfill our part – to perform the Script that has been written for us.
Let us study our Script in the Word, and live it to the full as we bring it to life through our actions of Love, and power of the Holy Spirit within, and without.   As we go home, our Father will say:  “Well done, my good and faithful child.”  Let us bring, and show, His unearned, unconditional, unmerited Love and Light to the world we live in. Let us point the world to Him through Christ. It is our time. Our time is Now.
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‘This Happened that the Scripture might be fulfilled.’ John 19: 24

We continue our study of the Gospel of John.  Picking up at chapter 19, verse 23, John writes of Jesus on the Cross.  The Apostle says:

“When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took His clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining.  This garment was seamless, woven into one piece from top to bottom  “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another, “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”  This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said, “They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.”  So this is what the soldiers did.”  John 19: 23-24
One of the main things beyond the Holy Spirit, God did to help us believe the Scriptures, was to give us prophecy.  Things that happened hundreds, or many times thousands of years later was given to Prophets of old to write down and for us to see come to pass.  King David of Israel was Prophet, Priest, and King. He was one of those chosen to see the future, and write it down.  Though imperfect in the flesh, David was a man after God’s own heart in Spirit, and Soul.  The Book of Psalms contains many of the prophecies the Holy Spirit gave to him to record.   Psalm 22 is a major example of how the Holy Spirit showed David what would happen at the Cross when Jesus was crucified some 1,000 years after it was shown to King David.  It was almost as if David was there – and perhaps he was in Spirit.  I encourage you to read Psalm 22 again as we go through the crucifixion in the Gospel of John. For instance, Psalm 22:18, from today’s writing is being fulfilled ” as the soldiers cast lots for the seamless undergarment of Jesus.”  As you go through the Psalms you will see many of the things God had shown David.  Again, and again, we see the Scripture fulfilled.
The point is when we see the Scripture being fulfilled, we realize this entire time God has given mankind to walk on this earth is already determined and has already been seen by our God of Love. As we have looked at several times, and will continue to look at from time to time because it is so relevant to our walk here on earth,  is this Scripture:  “From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”  Acts 17:26  We are here at our appointed time.  We are here for our appointed purpose. We are here to fulfill our part – to perform the Script that has been written for us.
Let us study our Script in the Word, and live it to the full as we bring it to life through our actions of Love, and power of the Holy Spirit within, and without.   As we go home, our Father will say:  “Well done, my good and faithful child.”  Let us bring, and show, His unearned, unconditional, unmerited Love and Light to the world we live in. Let us point the world to Him through Christ. It is our time. Our time is Now.

 

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“JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” John 19: 19

We continue our study of the Gospel of John.  Picking up at verse 19 of chapter 19, we find the Apostle writing of the crucifixion of Jesus, the Christ.  The Word says:

“Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross.  It read : JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS,  Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin, and Greek  The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews’, but that this man claimed to be the king of the Jews.’
 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”  John 19: 19-22
As one of the commentators wrote, “This sign was meant to be ironic.  A king, stripped nearly naked and executed in public view had obviously lost his kingdom forever.   But Jesus, who turns the whole world’s wisdom upside down was just coming into His kingdom. His death and resurrection would strike the deathblow to Satan’s rule and would establish Jesus’ eternal authority over the earth.   Few people reading the sign that bleak afternoon understood its real meaning, but the sign was absolutely true.  All was not lost.  Jesus indeed is the king of the Jews, – and the Gentiles, and the whole universe.
The sign was written in three languages: Aramaic for the native Jews, Latin for the Roman occupation forces, and Greek for the foreigners and Jews visiting from other lands. In a double irony the multilingual sign declared that Jesus IS LORD of all.”
The Lord IS Lord of all.  Everything He does has a purpose.  Everything He allows has a purpose.  He came to earth as a baby – not a conquering Hero as He will the next time He comes.  He came as a Baby to have the full experience of being a Man. To have a body that was the same as man to be able to substitute it, and to prove it could exist on earth in a sinless state.  A body that was filled with life-giving blood that could be shed for mankind.  A body that could be nailed to a cross and take upon it the sins of all mankind.  This is what Jesus was doing as He was taking our place on that cross that day.
Again, everything that happens in our lives has purpose.  We come to a great Peace as we believe and walk in that great truth.  We may know the Lord, or we may not, but He uses everything to accomplish HIS purpose for the Now for His children. He has a time and a place for everything.  As we are told in Acts 17:26, “From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth, and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.”  Wherever we are today, we are here/there for a purpose.  We are here/there to tell the Good News:  “Jesus of Nazareth IS LORD, and He is LOVE. He came to earth for the purpose of showing that in the miracles He performed, and from the cross as He gave His life for us, and to us.   Let us tell that Good News in Word, and deed to all who will listen as the Lord opens the door for it to happen. He IS the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords of all mankind. 💚
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