Thursday, May 26, 2022

JESUS conquers ALL


The LORD JESUS said:

Matthew 18:5-6

King James Version

5 And whoso shall receive 

one such little child in my name receiveth me.

6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones 

which believe in me, 

it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, 

and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.


By now, you may have heard of the tragedy at an elementary school in Texas, and many others like it.

We also hear about wars everywhere in the world.

We are also aware kids are used as pawns.

And so, I turn to the Bible.

GOD was very clear, right from the start:

Exodus 20:13

King James Version

13 Thou shalt not kill.


JESUS spoke against violence:

Matthew 26:51-52

King James Version

51 And, behold, 

one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, 

and drew his sword, 

and struck a servant of the high priest's, 

and smote off his ear.

52 Then said Jesus unto him, 

Put up again thy sword into his place: 

for all they that take the sword 

shall perish with the sword.


JESUS spoke about LOVE:

John 13:34-35

King James Version

34 A new commandment I give unto you, 

That ye love one another; 

as I have loved you

that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 

if ye have love one to another.


"But I am NOT your disciple!" you tell JESUS.

Precisely.

Thus, the violence.

Those who are violent, serve a different god.

2 Corinthians 4:4

King James Version

4 In whom the god of this world 

hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, 

lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, 

who is the image of God, 

should shine unto them.


If you believe in JESUS, you will not believe in violence.

You will love.

You will not create chaos.

You will not create objects that aim to kill, or maim.

Your heart will not fester with hatred, schemes, revenge, or greed.

In JESUS, is PEACE.

When JESUS was seized, He had the power to call upon angels. 

But He did not.

Matthew 26:53-54

King James Version

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, 

and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, 

that thus it must be?


He showed us a life of peace, love, obedience.

He knew we will all go through VERY rough times.

John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


He knows His OWN, and those who are not.

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.


JESUS offers comfort to those who are grieving:

Matthew 5:4

King James Version

4 Blessed are they that mourn: 

for they shall be comforted.


For those who hate, GOD warns us:

Deuteronomy 32:35

King James Version

35 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; 

their foot shall slide in due time: 

for the day of their calamity is at hand, 

and the things that shall come upon them make haste.


JESUS also warned us:

Luke 18:8

King James Version

8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily

Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, 

shall he find faith on the earth?


PEACE is possible.

But only if JESUS is present in our hearts.

Is your heart open to the LORD?

Have you received Him?

Make haste to do so.


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