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Jesus is in charge

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. – Matthew 28:18

Just days before, Jesus had been taken and crucified. The disciples had run away and gone into hiding. Everything was lost, or so it seemed.

How resurrection shifts things around! The power of sin and death was destroyed. Guilt and shame and fear lost their ability to hold us. Evil and it’s temptations were no longer in charge. The world was reclaimed to God’s love. In that moment when Jesus cried out “it is finished” as He released His spirit, everything changed.

We can’t fully understand the mystery surrounding what happened, any more than we can fully grasp the wonder and majesty of who God is. But we do know that Jesus saved us. At that moment our sins were forgiven and forever taken away. Everyone and everything in the universe is now under the authority of Jesus. Sin and death continue to lurk, guilt and shame and fear still creep about, evil and temptation sneak around. But they have all been overcome, and although they remain in bits and pieces they are defeated before the victorious presence of Jesus. They no longer have any real power. Jesus is in charge!

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  1. bits and pieces, seriously? Have you looked past your doorstep lately? evil and sin have blanketed this world. you do err when you say Jesus is in charge. the bible tells us that it is satan that has sway of this world. which is all the more reason we need to be vigilant and not delicate and telling watered down, easy to hear teachings.

    The Core

    37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
    38 This is the first and great commandment.
    39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matt 22:37-40 (KJV)

    “with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” means that the first commandment is to be obeyed under all circumstances. And this love of the first law is “to love (in a social or moral sense) —Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary”, it means to do the right thing.
    And who is God that we are to love no matter the circumstance? …and the Word was God […and the Law was God]. John 1:1 (KJV). God’s word is law (rules, ethics, morals, principles,).
    Man must coexist in order to survive. In order to coexist Man must have laws to protect the rights of all. God gave us laws that would allow us to do just that, live, IF adhered to.
    33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
    Luke 21:33 (KJV).
    Let’s face it the laws that we choose to govern by are not working no matter where you live at in this world.
    It is not enough to just to confess that you believe in the [fairy tales] fables 1 Tim 1:4 (KJV) (the leaven of today’s teachers). You cannot judge angels 1 Cor 6:3 (KJV) unless you know the right laws to judge by. And it is not enough to just know the letter of the law, 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. Ex 20:14 (KJV), but you need to know why they are laws and what happens if disobeyed.
    28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matt 5:28 (KJV).
    You need to take it to heart and know that adultery causes strife, contention, and disturbs the peace of all involved and tempts others to do the same. One who loves his neighbor as himself would not want to disturb his neighbors peace. Those that “don’t” only because they are told “thou shalt not” easily fall to temptation because there is no conviction. Those that are sincere in their want for peace and truth are drawn to God because that is what God is, peace IN truth,
    44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him:…
    John 6:44 (KJV)
    and
    8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. …10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. James 4:8-10 (KJV)
    This is what Jesus and the New Testament do, they teach the true meanings and principles of the laws that are in the Old Testament, “the spirit of the law”.
    Being washed in the blood of the lamb means to learn and follow the true meaning of God’s laws, especially through trials and tribulations, (which is the chastisement of God, thereby showing his love for his children;
    6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. Heb 12:6 (KJV)). That blood washing also being present for those who were sincere in their walk with God since the creation of mankind, hence: 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Heb 13:8 (KJV)
    and
    58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
    John 8:58 (KJV)
    .
    The prophets, which includes Jesus, died BECAUSE of our sins. We (mankind) were ignorant and our leaders were greedy and their deeds were in darkness and they killed the prophets because they brought those deeds to light. Jesus died FOR our salvation by his blood that was shed for the bringing of the New Testament (true meaning to laws), this is why it said that Jesus is the only way to salvation.
    16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
    Heb 9:16 (KJV).
    And he followed those laws as an example for us to follow, being a man and not God, showing us how to live according to the word in the flesh.
    21 … because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an EXAMPLE, THAT YE SHOULD FOLLOW HIS STEPS: … 1 Peter 2:21-24 (KJV)
    Jesus is our high priest, the mediator between us and God.
    14 Seeing then that we have a great HIGH PRIEST (not God), that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
    15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but WAS in all points TEMPTED (13 … for God CANNOT be tempted with evil, …James 1:13 (KJV)) like as we are, yet without sin. Heb 4:14-15 (KJV).
    Two separate wills means two separate beings.
    42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:42 (KJV)
    and
    28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
    1 Cor 15:28 (KJV)
    {By principle of this; 14 … For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14 (KJV)
    Jesus’ sacrifice can be likened to less than a finger prick if he is THE God.}
    Take a good look at the world and you can plainly see that sin (crime) causes nothing but pain and death.
    To nut shell it, unless you do your very best to put God (the word) before all else you are not worthy of the protection that the word (law) facilitates, Matt 10:37 (KJV). And make no mistake God will not jeopardize the peace of heaven for no one.
    27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Rev 21:27 (KJV)

    May God have mercy on his children. Amen

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