I love this picture that my little boy colored. It depicts joy, and a happy day. I want to be in that picture. I want to be at peace and relax in my Father’s arms. It causes me to think of Heaven. In Jesus’ name, I choose Heaven.
There is a lot going on around us. Most of us now understand that there is good and there is evil. What we are witnessing is a battle of good and evil.
We don’t need to talk about who and what is evil. We need to know what is good. The only thing that we can be certain of is that Jesus is good. Those who have chosen evil have also chosen Hell. If they want it so bad, let them have it.
But Jesus will resurrect and I choose Heaven. I chose Jesus, and Jesus is King. Jesus has power over evil. Jesus has resurrection power. It was witnessed with Lazereth and many others. Blind eyes, deaf ears, arms and legs that don’t move, mental illness, cancer, tumors…..Jesus has the power of resurrection.
It is His destiny to resurrect, and we are told by His very own words that we would not only do what He does, but more. It is not what we will do but what Jesus will do through us.
Seek that resurrection power that is available to us through Jesus. If we want our countries to be resurrected, we need to pray and fast petitioning God for his resurrection power to heal and deliver the nations. I am human. I was made this way. But Jesus is King.
Even in my human state, I can petition God, because God is my Father and Jesus is my brother and friend. Repentance sets me right with God. Do this. And let’s join together, North America, and petition God for a full resurrection of these two nations, in Jesus’ name.
We can try to control whatever is going on around us, but it is in the spirit realm that we make a true difference. Jesus is King….nobody else. The government is on His shoulders. It is through Jesus that nations be resurrected. Jesus is King!
revealed through Isaiah that God would send a savior to save us from eternal
darkness. It would be our sin that would
keep us in darkness, but it would take one last sacrifice to pay the penalty
for our sins of the past and in the ages to come. It is recorded in John 1:29 NIV that John
the Baptist proclaimed who Jesus was:
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
years, the requirement of the Israelites for atonement of sin was to sacrifice
of a perfect lamb without blemish; it was what God taught them through
Moses. The Israelites had been in
captivity in Egypt for 400 years, and many of their ways had become Egyptian,
such as idol worship. Once God freed the
Israelites from Pharaoh —the Egyptian king — they needed to be taken through a cleansing process. This would mean that it would be necessary
for God to teach the Israelites in a new
way that would help them to put their old ways behind them. This new way would teach the Israelites a
hands-on method. It was designed to
instill the need for purity and give insight into a new covenant that God would
eventually make with them. It was Jesus’
death and resurrection that sanctioned a new covenant as He became the last
sacrifice. Through this, salvation would be available to
all through a very whole-hearted act of devotion that didn’t require a process
of legalistic rituals. Romans 10:9-10
NIV tells us:
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
before Jesus was betrayed into the hands of the Pharisees, he prayed this
“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
—John 17:6-19 NIV
beautiful words that Jesus said in his prayer to God! Jesus knew what he was doing and what was
going to happen to him, but he did not avoid arrest. He stood his ground in the purpose that God
had chosen for him. If he had not, you
and I would live forever in an eternal suffering.
week, I want to share with you Isaiah 53:2-6 NIV. It is a prophecy, or foresight, given by God
through the prophet Isaiah. Here are the
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
sums it all up. Jesus endured so much suffering
and paid our penalty—our ransom— so that we may
be free from the hand of Satan. He was
the perfect lamb that would forever pay that ransom. Before Jesus, the perfect lambs would have to
be sacrificed each and every day.
Because of Jesus, there are no more sacrifices for our sins, we have the
Holy Spirit to guide us, and this freedom is available to all, Jew and Gentile. We just have to choose to follow Jesus. I have never known anyone who has regretted
their decision to follow Jesus. It
really is freedom if you seek him with all of your heart. It is my prayer that you take out some time
this week to seek God for your life and find true freedom in Christ. Also, take some time to show up at a church and
celebrate that wonderful gift from God—Jesus Christ.
you haven’t yet, go back to read the rest of the Easter series and share the
posts with friends. Jesus is so special,
and he truly came to die for the sins of the entire world.