The supremacy of the Lord Jesus Christ is one that can never be denied. He
is Lord for all time and has all power to save and redeem all who call upon
His name. The Bible says that He is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever.
When Creation was established, the Lord Jesus was present. When it came
time for Him to redeem mankind from their sins, the Lord Jesus was born of
a virgin, lived a sinless life and when the time came, the Lord Jesus took
upon Himself our sins and died in our stead. Thankfully, that was not the
end of the story because on the third day He rose from the grave and is
alive forevermore. Be encouraged and know that Jesus Christ is Lord and
promises that He will never leave you nor forsake you. Have confidence in
Him and know that Jesus loves you greatly. (Hebrews 13:8) (John 1:1-14)
I hope you are blessed and encouraged by today's message.
JESUS IS LORD
Charles Colson, convicted for his involvement in the Watergate scandal as
an assistant to President Richard Nixon, writes:
When I am challenged on the resurrection, my answer is always that the
disciples and 500 others gave eyewitness accounts of seeing Jesus risen
from the tomb. But then I'm asked, "How do you know they were telling the
truth? Maybe they were perpetrating a hoax." My answer to that comes from
an unlikely source: Watergate.
Watergate involved a conspiracy perpetuated by the closest aides to the
president of the United States--the most powerful men in America, who were
intensely loyal to their president. But one of them, John Dean, turned
state's evidence, that is, testified against Nixon, as he put it, "to save
his own skin"--and he did so only two weeks after informing the president
about what was really going on--two weeks! The cover-up, the lie, could
only be held together for two weeks, and then everybody else jumped ship
in order to save themselves. Now, the fact is that all those around the
president were facing was embarrassment, maybe prison. Nobody's life was
But what about the disciples? Twelve powerless men, peasants really, were
facing not just embarrassment or political disgrace, but beatings,
stonings, execution. Every single one of the disciples insisted, to their
dying breaths, that they had physically seen Jesus bodily raised from the
dead. Don't you think that one of those apostles would have cracked before
being beheaded or stoned? That one of them would have made a deal with the
authorities? None did. Men will give their lives for something they
believe to be true; they will never give their lives for something they
know to be false.
The Watergate cover-up reveals the true nature of humanity. Even political
zealots at the pinnacle of power will, in the crunch, save their own necks,
even at the expense of the ones they profess to serve so loyally. But the
apostles could not deny Jesus, because they had seen Him face to face, and
they knew He had Risen from the dead.
No, you can take it from an expert in cover-ups--I've lived through
Watergate--that nothing less than a resurrected Christ could have caused
those men to maintain to their dying whispers that Jesus is alive and is
Lord. Two thousand years later, nothing less than the power of the risen
Christ could inspire Christians around the world to remain faithful-
despite prison, torture, and death. Jesus is Lord: That's the thrilling
message of Easter. It's a historic fact, one convincingly established by
the evidence-and one you can bet your life upon.
By Charles Colson
The Lord Jesus declares in John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the
life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." The Bible also says in
John 1:4 "In Him was life; and the life was the light of men." The Lord
Jesus Christ brings light to every dark soul and perfect peace to every
broken heart. Be encouraged to believe on the name of the Lord Jesus
Christ and pay no attention to the naysayers who try to bring confusion
concerning the supremacy of the Lord. (John 1:9) (Isaiah 26:3-4)
He holds all power in heaven and earth and is able to make all things new.
Rest in His authority and know that the Lord is well pleased when we trust
Him with our lives and stand firm concerning His Majesty. (Revelation 21:3-7)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Philippians 2:9-11 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given
Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the
earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
the glory of God the Father."
John 10:15-18 Jesus declares "As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the
Father: and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have,
which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My
voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth My
Father love Me, because I lay down My life, that I might take it again.
No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay
it down, and I have power to take it again…"
Isaiah 9:6-7 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the
government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince
of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no
end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to
establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever…"
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS
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Today's Selected Testimony: GOD'S ALIVE AND WELL
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry