You will not be broken
Luke 22:31-32; Hebrews 4:14; 1 Timothy 2:5; Acts 27:30-34
This portion in Luke was the last supper moment Jesus had with His Disciples and He prophesies about all Peter and Judas would do when He would be arrested.
He says to Peter that He’s prayed for Him so his faith does not fail. Peter was a flamboyant person who always declared his love for Jesus but when the tough moments came, he was nowhere to be seen. Jesus prays for Peter even before he denies him: He tells him he’ll fail even before it happens.
How many times have we gone through a situation in our minds that we think we’re gonna fail? And Yes, we do fail sometimes in our journey but Peter hears this from Christ Himself that even if he fails, may his faith not fail. I say it again, “There are times in life that we’ll fail but what Christ wants is that our faith won’t fail”. It’s something working in you to set up your life in the future. Peter, like many other heroes of faith, failed at a very important time in his life. This was a terrible failure for Peter but He wasn’t abandoned by God in the end.
In the book of Hebrews, we are shown that we have one mediator between God and Man: it’s Jesus who is praying for us his disciples and is interceding for us knowing we may fail but that our faith shall not fail. We have a high priest who is in charge: Sometimes there are things we hold onto for security but if they fail, God may or may not do anything about it but we have to trust Him.
Paul the apostle in the book of Acts knew the way things of the Spirit work. He is told by God that he would not die when the waves hit their ship till it capsized: he didn’t promise anything but only said he wouldn’t die. So the boat capsized and everyone is scattered on the water. Still, he didn’t die even if he went through the rough seas. Even if our foundations we’ve held onto and the things like jobs, friends, family leave us, God won’t.
This ship breaks down and more things happened but none of them perished because Jesus is praying continuously for our faith to be on the firm foundation.
No matter the waves that hit you, they won’t shatter you!
We need to have our foundations deeply rooted in God so that no matter what, He’s God and He remains King and Lord in our lives. Whatever happens, superficially shouldn’t delude us from the truth of God’s glory!
Right now Jesus is still interceding for our faith and our lives so let’s enjoy life and be happy knowing this!
Father, forgive them!
Lk.23:34, ‘Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”And they divided His garments and cast lots.’ Christianity stands on this cornerstone of forgiveness. Had Jesus not prayed this prayer on the cross, the story would be different. It’s amazing that the only reason we have to say for the great hope of […]
The Jews were expecting a different kind of King born in a palace but Here was Jesus who was born from a lowly background and was therefore denied by them. Pilate and the Romans had no fault with Jesus but because of the pressure to keep his position with the people, he took a decision against him.
Did you notice that Jesus’ life could not be faulted by anyone in any way? This is the same way we should let our lives shine in a holy manner before God and before Men.In this place, Pilate sins by sentencing an innocent man because of wanting to keep a world position!
There are 3 scenes in this portion of scripture and 2 of them are based on people and one is about a place.
Message from The Word – The Scenes on the Path of Calvary – Pastor Blessen Cherian – 12th July 2019
There are times when life is overwhelming, when all we have is questions. In those moments, hope can feel far away. The great thing about prayer is that it shifts our perspective toward the One who stands ready to listen. No matter what you’re facing, we’d love to pray with you!