Friday, November 04, 2016

November 4, 2016: Our Conquering King

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 309  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …   Please take the time to take in a YouTube video of images and lyrics from the acapella group, The Sisters, singing … Thou O Lord … poignantly singing of how we, as Christians, are always conquerers by believing in and following King Jesus.

Highlight Verse[s]: John 28:37-38 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK ...   
… Jesus is about to become the conqueror of death and the King of truth.
Highlight Context: John 18:28-38 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Jesus declares He is truth and will be the King and conqueror of death.

Reference Passage #1 … Romans 8:37 [NKJV] …  
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 
… Anyone who surrenders to King Jesus as Lord will conquer all in life … and death.

Reference Passage #2 … Revelation 19:11-16 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Jesus, our Messiah, will return one day as our conquering King to conquer and rule over all.

My Journal for Today:  … Our Daily Bread author, Tim Gustafson, in teaching about restraint and self-control, offered a very timely message, writing: Most of us hope for good government. We vote, we serve, and we speak out for causes we believe are fair and just. But political solutions remain powerless to change the condition of our hearts. 

And the Americans who read this know we’re going thru a trying time now, involving a bizarre election and transfer of government. So, the ODB entry today is definitely on spot.

But at the time of Jesus’ passion, even His own Disciples wondered how this man, Whom they thought was Messiah and their conquering King, would submit Himself to such humiliation and degradation; but He did … all the way to the Cross where He became the conqueror of sin/death.

And I pray today that everyone who reads here has come to the place of recognizing, surrendering, and following our conquering King, Jesus, … Who will one day return and defeat all the forces of evil remaining in this world. And He will reign forever on His throne, established by His Father in heaven. So, we need not fear what is going on in our world or our election. Our conquering King Jesus is in control; and His plan is being worked out in our time. And one day He will return to rule over all - FOREVER (see Revelation 19:11-16). So, our faith in King Jesus makes all who follow Him more than conquerers (see Romans 8:37).

Our question from today’s ODB is … DO WE REALLY BELIEVE IN HIM?!!

My Prayer Today: Heavenly Father, … Lord, You have conquered all; and You reign for our well being. … Amen  

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