Read Luke 19: 29 through to Luke 24-53: The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Our LORD Jesus Christ
The Easter Season contains many epiphany moments that draw us into communion with Christ. The spreading of the palms as Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on a donkey colt is one of these moments. Popularity and adoration can be temporary and subject to the whims of those “in power.” Yet, the Crucifixion was meant to be carried out as GOD the Father made provision for His children to have the gift of salvation. Unbeknownst to those people waving palms and shouting Hosanna, they were being used to weave a tapestry of redemption for us all.
The Triumphal Entry
NKJV: Luke: 19: 28-38 NKJV
28 “When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’”
32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. 33 But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?”
34 And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” 35 Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. 36 And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.
37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38 saying:
“Blessed is the King who comes in The name of The LORD! Peace in Heaven and Glory in the Highest!”
When we represent someone other than ourselves, there is a great responsibility to do, say, think, and act as a reflection of that person. Jesus made flesh was GOD’s representative to the world. Jesus never did or said anything that did not reflect His Father within Him. This was a result of constant communication between GOD the Father and His begotten Son.
Even though Jesus’ flesh cried out to escape the Cross, His Spirit was in complete agreement with the Father. GOD’s will, not Jesus’ will would be done. Charlene
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Jeremiah 17: 7-8 NIV
But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Hallelujah! Spring is slowly making her way to us. We are in mid-April, and awakening to snow on the ground. It seems like a repeat of last year, yet it feels odd to have the temperature still dipping into the late twenties at night.
One of the drawbacks of the season here on the farm is that the snow melt makes lots of mud. Wading through mud in the yard is one of my favorite pastimes. Not! Yet, it is a wonderful thing, because there will be lots of ground water for my garden. It is now time to plan every portion of my garden. What do I want to produce? I want to produce plants with strong roots and strong seed.
One purpose that exists for plants, animals, and humans is to bear good fruit that will endure and produce for endless generations. This is called legacy or inheritance. We should all strive to produce this wonderful, Godly fruit that will carry out the full purpose of the Creator.
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Taking On The Armor of God
We walk in a hurting, disillusioned world where there is so much chaos and pain every day. It takes strength to traverse every twenty-four hour period, and if not for God’s hand in ours, we would be totally lost.
“[The Armor of GOD] Finally, be strong in the LORD and in His mighty power. Put on the full Armor of GOD, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10-11
We all know how effectively we can do a work with the proper support at hand. In this instance, our greatest support is the Word of GOD, the Bible. In this sacred volume we can find scripture to assist us in overcoming every circumstance; to teach us how to live Godly lives, and to encourage others. We can also find instruction for those circumstances that take us by surprise, such as acute illness or death. GOD designed His Word to give us hope, mercy, and joy (Psalm 30) and we are given example of David, who found peace in Jesus (Psalm 23), yet GOD also gave us David’s example of falling short of GOD’s grace, repenting, being forgiven, and moving forward in Christ. (2 Samuel 12: 1-24)
King David acts as a role model of a steadfast warrior for GOD, but he also emerges as one who needed grace and forgiveness from GOD for his sinful acts, such as the killing of Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba. David’s example, and GOD’s way of restoring David’s life because of his true repentance through GOD’s Holy Spirit, should give us hope. If GOD loved David this much; He will also love us. If GOD disciplined David as a Father should; He will also discipline us in a way that will encourage our spiritual growth. This will lead to learning how to apply Godly principles to our lives to become over-comers and victors on earth as in Heaven.
As spring settles in, let us endure for the Cross those things that are designed to encourage us to love one another, as Christ loves us. Jesus is always willing to walk by our side. He is able to keep us from falling.
Have courage in Him, Charlene
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