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Preparing the Way for Jesus, Part 40

The existence and welfare of the human race is dependent upon light. Although we may not consciously appreciate and thank God for light in general, when it is lacking for an extended period of time we certainly feel the effects of the darkness. It is more difficult to exist within darkness. It takes more effort, it takes more time, it takes more concentration, and everything is “slower” in darkness; we lose our moorings.

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Preparing the Way for Jesus, Part 39

A blessing was a public declaration of a favored status with God. Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God (meaning who hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and repent and are saved) and keep it (who pursue a course of life within the blessing of their salvation)!

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Preparing the Way for Jesus, Part 38

If we listen to those who disagree with us and if they are mistaken or attempting to deceive us the same wisdom or logic that Jesus drew upon is available to us. For those of us who believe the Bible is absolute truth we can be assured that truth always wins. As long as we are speaking truth our words will prevail. Finally, those who have received Christ as their redeemer have the assurance that we will be protected and victorious. We will be protected and victorious not only in this world but for all eternity. Why? Because Jesus is our champion and he has already won the victory for us.

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Preparing the Way for Jesus, Part 36

Christ’s fulfillment of the law did not take effect until after his resurrection. Therefore, all of those who encountered Jesus encountered him while living under the authority of the Old Testament. Jesus was still in the process of fulfilling those laws when Jesus encountered Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. The presence of Jesus always changed the “room” so to speak when Jesus showed up (unless he chose not to). I find this still to be true today. When truth enters the room, lies and deception are exposed and the folly of the wisdom of man falls short. Jesus not only speaks truth, He IS truth. Jesus not only lived a holy life, He IS holy. Jesus is not only the son of God, He IS God.

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Preparing the Way for Jesus, Part 32

The reason Jesus performed miracles was to validate his position as the Son of God. The apostles were given these powers to validate their position in Christ to those with whom they would have contact just as the miracles of Jesus validated his position in his Father. The practical application here is that the miracles gave the apostles credibility that they truly were His apostles and that Jesus truly was the Son of God, and therefore those to whom the apostles were ministering could truly believe that Christ was on his way to visit them.

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