Secure in Jesus

HT:  securehost4.com

 

There are many wonderful Bible verses that speak of Jesus Christ and His birth on earth (the Incarnation). With so many favorites, it is difficult to just choose a few for this post.

I must start with Isaiah’s prophecy about the coming Messiah, which was written in the Old Testament hundreds of years before Christ’s birth in Bethlehem.

Isa 9:6

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

What is so fascinating is the fact that Isaiah also writes of Christ’s return in the very next verse!

Isa 9:7

Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah was talking about what Christ’s rule will be like during the Millennium!

The next verse, from the New Testament describes the fact that the Word of God became flesh in Christ Jesus! The Bible is often described as The Word of God. Jesus is often described as The Living Word. Note how John describes Him:

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. – John 1:14

Grace and Truth. That is who Jesus is for all who put their faith and trust in Him!

In an upcoming devotional [for Monday, December 22, 2014], Dr. David Jeremiah describes how Jesus fulfilled the will of His Father and how He trusted in God’s will for His life.

 

HT: emily1.com

A man-on-the-street poll to determine the most important event in world History would reveal a variety of answers. But for Christians, the answer is clear:  the coming of God to earth. To consider the importance of that event is to invite wonder and awe. And there is no shortage of ways to consider its importance for us.

For example, Christ lived in complete dependence on His Father and trusted in God’s will for His life (John 4:34, 5:30; 6:38; 8:28, 42). And even though He was tempted (Matthew 4:1-11) and at times suffered (Hebrews 5:8), He never questioned His experiences; He was always confident that the Father’s will for His life was perfect and His to obey. Christ proceeded from the Godhead to earth, bringing the will of God with Him. He was the will of God–and He never faltered.  Now, the apostle Paul says, all who believe in Christ are in Him (Colossians 2:9-10).  Therefore, as Christ fulfilled, and continues to fulfill, the will of God, so do we who live in Him by faith.

If you are a Christian, trust today that, in Christ, your life is secure in the purposes and plans of God.

 

So beautiful! 

Scriptures included in the devotional:

Jhn 4:34

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.

Jhn 5:30

“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

Jhn 6:38

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

Jhn 8:28

Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.

Jhn 8:42

Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.

 

 

Mat 4:1

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

Mat 4:2

And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry.

Mat 4:3

Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

Mat 4:4

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” [fn]

Mat 4:5

Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple,

Mat 4:6

and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:

‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’
and,

‘In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ” [fn]

Mat 4:7

Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God.’ ” [fn]

Mat 4:8

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

Mat 4:9

And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

Mat 4:10

Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, [fn] Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” [fn]

Mat 4:11

Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

 

 

Heb 5:8

though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.

Heb 5:9

And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,

 

 

Col 2:9

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;

Col 2:10

and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

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4 Responses to “Secure in Jesus”

  1. Dr. Russ Says:

    Excellent blog look and I like the lead graphic with the blue very much, Christine.

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