A Thought for Today – February 13, 2020

“All Creation is at the Lord’s Disposal”
 
There is a reason we say that Jesus gave up His life for our sins. The only way the Romans can say they killed Him is that Jesus allowed then too.
 
Please, read the following verses.
 
Matthew 26:51-55
51 And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
52 But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.
53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?
54 How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?”
 
55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me. NKJV
 
Jesus Christ, the Godhead has always been in control of this world. What did Jesus say when He rode into Jerusalem?
 
Luke 19:37-40
37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38 sayings:
“‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39 And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
NKJV
 
I want to leave you with the words of a hymn that was inspired by this Matthew passage.
 
“He Could Have Called 10,000 Angels”
They bound the hands of Jesus
In the garden where He prayed
They led Him through the streets in shame
They spat upon the Saviour
So pure and free from sin
They said, “Crucify Him He’s to blame”
 
Chorus 1:
He could have called ten thousand angels
To destroy the world (the world) and set Him free
He could have called ten thousand angels
But He died alone (alone) for you and me
 
Upon His precious head
They placed a crown of thorns
They laughed and said, “Behold the King”
They struck Him and they cursed Him
And mocked His holy name
All alone He suffered everything
 
Repeat Chorus 1
 
When they nailed Him to the cross
His mother stood nearby
He said “Woman, behold thy son”
He cried, “I thirst for water”
But they gave Him none to drink
Then the sinful work of man (was) was done
 
Repeat Chorus 1
 
To the howling mob, He yielded
He did not for mercy cry
The cross of shame He took alone
And when He cried, “It’s finished”
He gave Himself to die
Salvation’s wondrous plan was done (was done)
 
Chorus 2:
He could have called ten thousand angels
To destroy the world (the world) and set Him free (Him free)
He could have called ten (called) thousand angels (ten thousand)
But He died alone (o yes He did) (alone) for you and me (me)
 
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.

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