Monday, 18 April 2011

Monday 18 April 2011

It is already done

(John 16:33)  I have told
you this so that you will have peace by being united to me. The world will make
you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world!"

The power of the world, the realm controlled by
Satan, was defeated when Jesus accepted his Father's will to go to the Cross.
He broke and defeated the power of sin and death. He brought life and
immortality to light. He insured that death would not have the final say. So in
the middle of sorrows and trials, we can take heart and have peace. Not because
things are easy, but because the hard things of this life are temporary and are
preparing for us an eternal glory. Our peace is not in the absence of strife or
troubles, but in Jesus and what he has done to make our future sure!

Once again it is so clear that our focus must be
on Jesus. Even before the crucifixion He had already defeated death. He already
cleared the way.
He became a man…

Lived a perfect life…
He was betrayed…

Persecuted…
Captured…

Condemned…

Crucified and murdered…

Buried…

He defeated Satan…

Defeated the lies…

Rose from death…

(Ephesians 6:10)  Finally,my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.