Wednesday, October 28, 2020

TRIUMPH

Today’s Reading: John 12

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The view towards the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Mt. Zion is central on the horizon. The City of David is on the left and in the foreground is the high point on the wall which is known as the pinnacle of the Temple.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verses: John 12:10-11, 31

But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus… Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

 

Like Lazarus, we who believe in Jesus have been raised from the dead. Ephesians 2:1 describes us as “dead in trespasses and sins,” but now “made alive.” We are living proof that Jesus is real and that He brings new life where there was death.

Our second key verse declares the reality of what happened at the Cross. The world, with its pride and rejection of God, mistakenly thought it was judging Jesus. The opposite is true. God was judging the world by the way it treated His Son. The so-called “ruler of this world” thought he was the winner, but again the opposite is true. The pretender to the throne was cast out. Jesus is King. His eternal Kingdom was established forever and ever. Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Jesus, You are Lord of all. Grant that I may demonstrate that I’ve come out of the grave and discarded the grave clothes. May my life be the proof that You judged the world and deposed its ruler. I celebrate my new life with great joy. Thank You, Jesus! Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I thank you who send me a reply. I read what you have written. The best way to get answers is by asking your Pastor or a Bible teacher at your local congregation. You can critique what I have written with your friends on facebook, or better still, in a home Bible Study with your brothers and sisters in Christ and potential new believers. If you start a home study group, get the blessing of your church. Beware of false teachers who may come to your door or who may be on radio or TV. There is protection in the fellowship of a church which is affiliated with an established denomination. Here in Canada, you can check the website of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada for affiliated churches. Also, there are local congregations of the historic denominations which may not be a part of the EFC, but they are true to the historic Christian faith. Check out the church. Click here for the most ancient declaration and summary of our faith, “The Apostles Creed.” Still have questions? Make an appointment with a Pastor.

Yours for the glory of the One Who said, “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself” (John 12:32),

David

21 thoughts on “Wednesday, October 28, 2020

  1. Good morning saints! A great posting today. I was wondering (after reading The Apostles Creed), who or what are the “quick”, as in “the quick and the dead”? Have a blessed day.

    • Good morning to all…..so enjoy each of your comments ever day!
      Doreen, I grew up in the Christian Reformed Church, my parents immigrated to Canada when I was 5 years old.
      We memorized the Apostles Creed in school, and that particular line as this……He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
      I always understand that to be… when Jesus returns he will judge those who have passed away and then those of us who are still living on this earth.

      • So True Anne: this applies to those who are in Christ Jesus. Who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, Born again in Him.

        This does not apply to the White Throne Judgement. those judged here are those who have NOT received Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

  2. Lord Jesus, thank You for being 100% all the time. You were and are entirely good and faithful and True. Help all people everywhere to hear not just about You, but to hear You calling them to You. Please help all those You call to follow You fully. In Jesus’s name, amen

  3. Thank you Reynold for that spectacular picture of the “Old City of Jerusalem. Thank you Ron for posting it.

    what powerful scripture; what great promises “we will be resurrected unto eternal life with Jesus; Praise Jesus!!

  4. Amen to all saints’ replies. It is always so sad to hear about anyone taking their lives especially for the parents. May the Lord minister to this Mom. Thought I heard tonight on the news that a special committee was being set up federally to deal with mental health problems. Of course we as Christians know that Jesus is the best mental health mentor and solution. Lord help us to keep our eyes on you and not the situation around us right now. Amen!

  5. Praying for the mom who lost her dear daughter. How truly sad. My heart goes out to you and your family. May your daughter be safe in the arms of Jesus and comforted by His presence. Mental health affects even Christians and clinging to the adage that Jesus solves all problems is not helpful to people who are in the depths of despair. We cling to Jesus and hold onto Him as our hope and saving grace but that is not always possible for those suffering from severe depression. Even full fledged believers may become utterly down and driven to suicide at crisis times in their lives. We can only pray for people to be uplifted by Jesus, nourish them with hope and Words of the Bible. The real healer is love; for people to know they are loved, and to make them feel validated. God bless you, fellow saints in the Lord.

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