Jesus Suffered For You To Show How Much You Mean To Him

As Christmas approaches, remember why Jesus came to earth.

As I was meditating yesterday, this image passed through my mind…

 A roman soldier standing behind Him with a whip which contains on the tip broken bones and metal. A-whip-of-knotted-rope-drawingThe hands of Jesus chained to a block of stone or wood with His back facing outward. Every strike to the back of Jesus, the flesh opens up and the blood splatters on the roman who is striking His back making each strike feel more painful than one would imagine.

Jesus-is-scourged

While Jesus feels the whip and the pain receptors flood into His mind with excruciating pain, Jesus cries out: Father, I’m doing it for them, Father, I’m doing it for them. Jesus reminds Himself that being in that situation is worth it because He wants those who will believe in Him to be in heaven for all eternity with Him. 

After this thought ran through my mind, my emotion struck my heart, and I felt great gratitude combined with deep emotion on how great and awesome Jesus Christ is. It reveals how far He went to redeem all humanity, to those who put their trust in Him.

Romans 5:6-8

6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. 8 But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Remember, How much Jesus suffered for you

 

 

When Does The Devil Attack You?

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John 12:9-11

9 Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. 10 But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.

The Jewish leaders wanted to kill Lazarus because through what Jesus did in his life it gave him a testimony that was bringing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. 

Satan will try to destroy you when it is evident that the Holy Spirit is using you. Every time you share God’s Word and tell them your testimony, remember, you will be attacked. It is vital to always be in the Word of God and in prayer so that your faith can be at its optimal. 

Revelation 12:10-11

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

To defeat the devil is by first placing our faith and trust in Jesus’ sacrifice.

When a person accepts the gift of Jesus Christ that He died on the cross to pay their debt of sins and after three days He rose from the grave, Jesus will give them His Holy Spirit who will dwell in them and give them eternal life. Their sins were sending them to hell but with faith in Jesus, their sins have been paid for and now they can go to heaven.

Second, our testimony of God working in us in spreading the gospel to others.  

A Christian who is actively doing God’s will is a defeat to the kingdom of darkness. 

 

God spoke to me when in my devotional reading I got to John 12. I wanted to share it with all of you.  -SpaniardVIII