Friday, February 21, 2014

I have overcome the World

The Lord said to his disciples, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, trust also in me.  I am going to my Father to prepare a place for you.  I am the way and the truth and the life, without me no one comes to the Father.”

Jesus Christ did not come to please himself.  He came so that whoever believes in him can have eternal life.  Isaiah revealed the following:

Jesus Christ had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him for there was nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.   He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.  Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. 

He was pierced for our sins, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.  Many were appalled at him for his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man, and his form marred beyond human likeness.  He was assigned a grave with the wicked and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.  Yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 

And our grief will turn to joy through his death we have received forgiveness, everlasting life and made righteous before our God.  Jesus has conquered what no man could ever do; He has overcome the world.  AMEN!


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