Saturday, April 11, 2020
286.0. Step-ups: 30.
Being a true Christian depends upon the true Lordship of Jesus Christ over our lives. Have I really given Lordship of my life to the LORD Jesus Christ? Going to heaven also depends upon me knowing the LORD Jesus Christ and Him knowing me. Do I truly know the LORD Jesus Christ, and does He truly know me? I do not want to be like the people LORD Jesus referred to and were surprised that even though they did many good and great things in His Name, He told them to depart from Him because He never knew them. This had to be an astounding moment for them, and a very terrifying one. I want to know the LORD Jesus Christ as HE IS; and I want Him to truly be my LORD, in all ways and in all things. I wonder how many of us think we or someone we love will go to heaven, but will be truly astounded and terrified because they do or did good and great things but never really knew or were known by the LORD Jesus Christ? I do not want to be one of them.
Read Mark 15:1-15
The religious leaders of the day turned LORD Jesus over to Pontius Pilate to be crucified. Though they made many accusations against Him, they had no evil that they could actually prove He did. When Pontius Pilate asked them about this they demanded that Pontius Pilate crucify LORD Jesus. When Pilate asked them why, the Jewish leaders had stirred up the people to all demand that LORD Jesus be crucified. No proof of evil doing, no true and solid accusations that were even punishable – let alone by death – and they demanded LORD Jesus be not only put to death, but be crucified.
It seems that many people, especially certain governmental leaders of today respond the same way with anyone who dares disagree with or question them; and the “Mainstream Media” helps stir the people up with lies, disinformation, and false accusations against anyone who would dare to stand up for what is right, true, and good. Though none of us today live up to the Example of the LORD Jesus Christ, our enemy’s tactics are still the same, and just as evil and hateful as ever. Woe be unto those who tread righteousness, freedom, truth, and liberty underfoot for their selfish gain or for power. Woe be unto the people who follow those evil leaders. I pity their eternal souls.