The Truth about Jesus perpetually
Let's read again about Jesus this time
Jesus says, "See, we are going to Jerusalem, "
it's as if he is saying, "See, we are going to face our fears."
Jesus doesn't dance around fear.
He doesn't pretend it's not in the room.
We as humans generally try to avoid confrontation,
we avoid talking about the elephant in the room.
And we avoid our fears as long as humanly possible.
But not Jesus.
He deals with fear
and he wants us to do the same thing.
When Jesus disciples us,
he treats us the same way.
He knows our fears and
wants to confront our fears with us.
Rather than avoid the issue,
you must face the issue.
But you must also notice
one keyword Jesus used, was "we."
"See, we are going up to Jerusalem..."
Jesus isn't asking you to face your fears alone.
He's not going to throw you in the pool
and say, "Here, learn to swim."
He's going to be there with you.
In fact, he'll do more than be there.
He already accomplished the victory for you through his gospel.
When Jesus went to Jerusalem, he went and accomplished
everything we need to overcome all our fears.
He dies on the cross for our sins.
He rose from the grave and conquered death on our behalf.
And when we put our faith in Him,
we have the victory he secured on Calvary.
Jesus went to Jerusalem so you could face your Jerusalem.
What's your Jerusalem today? What pain lies in your path
that is obstructing the fulfillment of the promises
God has made to you in his word? 1 John 4: 18,
"There is no fear in love.
Perfect love drives out fear,
because fear has to do with punishment.
The one who fears is not made perfect in love.2 Timothy 1: 7,
for God gave us a spirit, not of fear
but of power and love and self-control."
Luke 18: 31b
Overcome the Fear of the Unknown By Knowing the Future
Luke 18: 31b
And taking the twelve, he said to them,
"See, we are going up to Jerusalem,
and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets
will be accomplished."
©SYLVIA FRANCES CHAN -- 2023
What a beautiful discussion of fear and the cross and Jesus. It would make a very beautiful and instructive sermon, Sylvia
Thank you so much for your precious support, dear Susan
WOW! You response, dear Susan, has given me hope for the next story about the Jesus and The Bible. Thank you enormously from deep within my heart. God blesses you greatest.
Cont. Rather than avoid the issue, you must must face the issue'. A motivational poem filled with wisdom. Yes, perfect love drives out fear.
Thank you so much for your great supports, dear friend Rose Marie.
Liked these wonderful lines; ' He knows our fears and wants to confront our fears with us,
Thank you so much for your important notes and great support, so preciously worded.
Each time you take the key issue of the poem written, that means an intense attentio for the poem you are reading. Thank YOU, dear friend
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
part 2===But you must also notice one keyword Jesus used, was 'we.' He said: 'See, we are going up to Jerusalem...'---you are a very wise poet, top marks and a fav---so I will read this treasure again and again
A greatest support for me, dear Susan, you untending to read this poam time and again.