Jesus of Nazareth was a man. He was born of a woman, fulfilling God's promise to man of a deliverer, the coming of the Messiah into the world. The son of God as only he could be. Seed created by the Creator in the womb of a woman (that in her own life is a wonderful example of trusting in God by holding fast to His Word!) Jesus was raised in a small town. He was trained in carpentry. He worked. He played. He grew up knowing he was considered illegitimate by the culture around him. He was raised being taught the events surrounding his birth and the Old Testament Law... which was the Word of God for him in his time. Jesus grew up being taught and believing who he was. As he matured he learned of what it was he was called to do. Which is what he announced publicly at the very start of his ministry. Luke 4:16-19 As he accomplished his mission to preach the gospel, this good news of the message of God's love, he also exposed how the god of this world operates in his attempts to keep control of those that do not want to be under his control. Jesus had to trust in God by holding fast to His Word continuously to finish this work.
No sooner had Jesus accepted his mission after receiving holy spirit at his baptism at the hand of John... The Baptist (duh! lol!) the Scriptures show us how the Son of God would trust God. According to the record in Matthew 4:1-11, after 40 days of fasting and at an understandably weakened physical state the adversary (the devil) initiates his assault. There's learning in these attacks. Pay attention! :) The adversary tries to steal confidence by attempting to place doubt that he (Jesus) is the son of God. Then tries to get him to do something supernatural that most likely wasn't available to do. Which could only have reinforced doubt. Jesus responded by saying, "Bread?! Are you kidding?! I've been fasting 40 days! I'm gittin' a bucket'a chicken! 'n taters 'n gravy... 'n biscuits..." No! lol! Jesus countered with what?...! God's Word! Rightly divided! The second attack the adversary uses pretty much the same tactic that worked on Eve by twisting God's Word in an attempt to kill him. Jesus again counters with God's Word... but rightly divided! In the 3rd attack Satan attempts to destroy God's Word to the which Jesus told Satan to basically "Get outta my face!" and nailed him again with... God's Word! To the which Satan departs and then! Angels appear to "strengthen him." Jesus trusted in God by holding fast to His Word!
During the course of delivering God's message of love, Jesus trusted in God by holding fast to His Word to the point that he even did miraculous things the Old Testament didn't mention he would do! John 11:1-45 Surrounded by grief at the death of a close friend, accused of allowing him to die for not being there sooner and in an area where there are those desiring and willing to kill him, Jesus raises Lazarus out from his grave after being dead one day longer than the three days considered in this time (the Old Testament law) to be legally dead! In the midst of sorrow, unbelief and fear he cries out, "Lazarus! Come forth!" Can you just imagine what that moment after that statement was like?! You probably could'a heard a camel drop in the next town over! And then! To witness the man in burial garb coming out of the cave! It isn't known how long a period of time went by between the time Lazarus came forth and the next recorded words of Jesus ("Loose him and let him go") but I'll bet there was a few moments of dead silence in there! (pun intended!) With jaws on the ground! The impact made? Verse 45.
Jesus trusted God by holding fast to His Word. He accomplished his mission. He put God's Word up above the information he received of the senses realm, this world. Jesus is the Passover sacrifice that opened the door to God for all who desire to know His message of love. Jesus died, was resurrected and has received the promise made to him... his reward... by God in His Word that he (Jesus) would be glorified as he is now sitting on the right hand of the throne of God. In doing so he made this Grace Administration available (the "mystery revealed" period of time no one knew the details of until Paul got it by revelation.) Jesus was given "lordship" as he is the head of his church, his body of believers. And gave gifts unto men! Ephesians 4:7-15 God's people need these gifts! As we have as yet to be glorified and take our position on the right hand of Jesus Christ who sits on the right hand of God's throne, we have qualified and dedicated leadership to help us grow and be established spiritually. That we may faithfully trust in God by holding fast to His Word, discomfit the devil's purpose and live in love! I John 4:7-17
U.S. Debt Clock Genesis 3:14-15 Luke 4:16-19 Matthew 4:1-11 John 11:1-45
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God does NOT gives us "pay-back" because we screw up! He doesn't look on us according to our sins! Psalm 103:10-14
Getting born again is the easy part. The challenge is putting on the "new man", that gift of holy spirit and be renewed in "the spirit of the mind." Ephesians 4:17-32
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