Troubled Times (COVID-19 pandemic series)
Jesus has indeed overcome the world the day he gave His life for all on the cross. Take peace and be encouraged, knowing it is Him who is mighty to save. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Straight, No Chaser
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Some of you may have heard this statement made in places where they sell strong spirits, but understand today that the idea is stolen from this scripture. In the prior verses of John 16, Jesus revealed to the disciples, Truth that was not padded in a proverb, and it wasn't concealed in a container of made of things that were simple enough to believe without faith. When Jesus spoke this time, the disciples got it, understood it without all the sugar and fluff or marshmallow crème. After all, they seen, heard, and witnessed, the light bulb came on, and they grasped the understanding that God loves them, God loves us. There it is- straight, no chaser!
El Hakabodh, The God of Glory- Psalm 29:3; we assemble ourselves for Your Glory and give thanks. We embrace the pain of the cross, which paid for our self-inflicted nonsense and give You praise. We declare and decree the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who don't need proverbs or sugar cookies and teddy bear stories, so that; by merely hearing the Word of God come into a standard of Peace with good cheer and overcome the world. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.