Acts 2:36 Is Jesus Your Lord And Messiah?

“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” Acts 2:36

All over the world, the one thing that people like is their freedom to make their own choices and to run their lives as they desire. At the same time they are looking for someone or some way to protect them from or get them out of the struggles of this world.

In desiring these things there are many different religions or beliefs to guide people. People often wonder which one, or ones, is correct.

After waiting for a time in Jerusalem, the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and the people were amazed. Peter stands up and tells the people that the one they crucified, Jesus, is now made both Lord and Messiah.

Questions often arise as to who Jesus was or is. Many throughout the world see Him as a good teacher and a good person, but nothing more. They do not see a reason to see Jesus as anything more than these things.

One thing that every person has coming to them is death, due to sin. In order to overcome this sentence of death, is to have a Messiah, or someone who can save them from that judgment of death. Jesus paid the price to overcome that judgment.

Once a person believes in Jesus, he must also allow Jesus to be Lord over him. This means that Jesus is the absolute ruler, controller of his life, in every area of one’s life.

Many have accepted Jesus as Messiah of their life, but have not chosen to allow Him to be Lord over their life. They love their freedom of choice.

The true believer will make Jesus both Messiah and Lord over his life.

You, like everyone else, has sinned against God and are receiving a death penalty upon your life. To get rid of that death penalty, you must allow Jesus to be your Messiah, Savior. Only He can remove that penalty.

Once you believe in Jesus as your Messiah, you must also allow Him to be your Lord. This is being the One who is in absolute, monarchial, dictatorial control over your life, in every area of your life.

Jesus has paid the price and earned both those positions over your life. It is your choice to accept or reject Him.

Will you allow Jesus to be your Lord and Messiah today?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know what Jesus has done for you; that you will allow Jesus to be your Lord; that you will do only what God tells you to do; and that you will be a witness for who Jesus is to this world.

John 12:15 The King Is Coming

“Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” John 12:15

Most people have days that are filled with struggles and complications. They are not sure how to deal with various situations in their life and are looking for guidance to help them through it.

People are always looking for a victorious leader to come in and save the day. Some want to be that leader, but most are looking for someone else to do the job, because they don’t really know how to do it themselves.

As Jesus was riding into town on a donkey, Zechariah was quoted. Jesus was seen as the king coming in on a donkey’s colt and that the people were not to be afraid.

When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, it was a time when Rome was the major power. It appeared as though the Israelites were losing and God was not doing anything.

In the same way, believers are looking around them today and seeing all kinds of turmoil and distress. It appears as though the world is falling to sin and God is losing the battle. The enemy appears to be stronger than ever and winning the war.

God is ready to ride into the life of every person who chooses to believe in Him and trust Him with his life. He has the power to overcome any sin and difficulty in the life of a believer.

One does not need to fear the enemy or what the world is doing. Jesus will ride in to help the believer in any and every situation. Some day Jesus will come riding in on a horse as The King to finish the battle started in Garden of Eden.

Until then, every believer must trust God and not be afraid in the day to day battles.

You have an enemy that is out to destroy you. The enemy wants you to be afraid, very afraid. However, as a believer, you have a king who is riding in to take control. God is willing to lead you to victory.

Jesus rode in to go to His death to be able to gain victory over sin and remove sin from your life. Trust that He will ride in again today to give you the needed victory. He is not riding in to condemn or destroy you, but to build you up.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will see God riding in to strengthen you and win your battles; that you will see God as your Victor; that God will help you overcome fear of the enemy; and that you will have victory in Jesus.