From Daniel's Desk on 3/29/2020
My Title: Who is Jesus to YOU?
My Verse: 24
24 "If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand."
You've got to decide... TODAY... who you say Jesus is. EVERYTHING depends on it. Everything. Kingdoms cannot stand when they are divided. Churches cannot stand whey then are divided. THE Church... Jesus' bride cannot stand if it is divided. This is why Jesus was so passionate about UNITY. HIS kingdom WILL be united one day. Lord, let that day come!
Those that should have been looking for Jesus were the ones looking the hardest to get rid of Him. Does your heart RESPECT Him and acknowledge the AUTHORITY He has over your life? Do you desire to know Jesus for WHAT He can do for you or BECAUSE of WHO He is? Do you listen and contemplate His words or do you APPLY them to your heart and life? Do you BELIEVE He IS who He said He is and did what He said He was going to do or not? Because your life will be an overflow to how YOUR HEART answers this question... and choosing to NOT BELIEVE will not only be evident by your actions and you life decisions but choosing to NOT believe will not be forgiven!
WHO do you believe Jesus is? TODAY is the day for salvation. TODAY is the day to correct your steps and run towards your King. Answer His call and pursue unity and forgiveness. Pursue peace. Follow His instruction and pick up your cross to follow Him every day. His FAMILY are those adopted sons and daughters who KNOW WHO HE IS AND BELIEVE.
How Will This Make You a Better Husband/Father/Man:
A kingdom divided cannot stand, this is true of your marriage too. Date your wife, often, talk about what you hear the Lord saying. Decide, continually to follow the Lord no matter the cost. < CHOOSE to FIGHT for unity. CHOOSE to make the LORD your FIRST priority. Everything depends on this.
The heart of man is just SO ugly. - They are watching to see if Jesus will heal on the Sabbath SO THAT they can accuse Him. Not praise that God is healing people.
People are coming from all around to see Jesus, which is wonderful. They are coming to see what He can do not because of His message. - If you want to follow Jesus because of what He can do for you instead of because of who He is, you wont follow Him for very long. (David Guzik)
Many are trying to be healed from Him. - He is bringing His kingdom. Doing God's will and making the wrong things right!
The unclean spirits FELL DOWN before Him proclaiming Him to BE THE SON OF GOD!
Jesus APPOINTS the twelve and gives them power and authority.
John (Son of thunder)
The scribes, those that SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR HIM, were looking for ways to explain, discredit and GET RID OF HIM!
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. - This is true of kingdoms, God's CHURCH, our churches... even our own hearts. < Don't miss this.
If you deny that Jesus IS who He says He is and DID what He said He was going to do, then you are choosing not to believe. You are rejecting His FREE gift of grace! - And that WILL NOT be forgiven.
Jesus makes it CLEAR who His family is... those that BELIEVE He IS who He says He is!