There is a battle for: Peace Truth Hope Wisdom Remedy Biblical Justice Life Freedom Education Souls Church John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 1:4,5 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. If we are not careful, here are three tragic outcomes: We live defeated rather than victorious (POW/KIA) We live ineffective and not on mission (AWOL) We become spiritual traitors and join the enemy’s militia (Mutiny) Matthew 12:30 NLT “Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.” Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” Matthew 16:14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” Matthew 16:15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Messiah: Anointed One, King, and Deliverer Who do you say I am? Who is Jesus to you? We take Jesus’ Kingship lightly… Jesus is less a king and more a consideration Philippians 3:18,19 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. His Kingship is bigger than our hardship Deuteronomy 20:1-4 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” War - Milechamah = Lecham Bread = Lechem Battle (Lecham) = Bread (Lechem) Exodus 14:13,14 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 15:2,3 “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a warrior” Warrior - Lecham Exodus 16:4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. Exodus 16:3 NLT …they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.” When Jesus is KING we put our hope in His FAITHFUL CHARACTER not in our FAMILIAR CIRCUMSTANCES.
Kingship (Part 1)
Life right now is not a playground but a battleground.
August 2, 2020 • Mike Tatlock • John, John 1:4–5
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