What did Jesus do? Part-1

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WHAT DID JESUS DO? Part 1

We often find it difficult to do the will of God in our life. Jesus once said to his disciple that His ultimate goal of life “is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work” John 4:34.  And throughout His life He meticulously took every step in order to please His Father. But His heavenly Father demanded more from Him; He wanted Him to sacrifice Himself on the cross so that humankind can celebrate the communion with God. With great burden He entered the garden of Gethsemane and there He prayed His most intimate prayer which would serve as a guide for us all.

What Did He do? Firstly, He clung on to His Father in prayer: He knew that one of His own followers, who shared the table with Him, did ministry with Him for three years, heard all his preaching and witnessed all healings and miracles done in His name, yet, was going to betray Him. Thereafter, all the other disciples were going to leave Him half way and He would be left alone to face the most gruesome death on earth. He was going to be brutally beaten, ruthlessly tortured, humiliated in the public and rejected by His own people.  What a trying moments? How to face all these problems at one go? Like most of us He shared all this with His close friends “Peter and the two sons of Zebedee” but they couldn’t understand what he was going through. They were not even able to support Him in pray but fell asleep. Confidently, Jesus understood that His Father is the only true Source of Help. Therefore, He went on His knees and fell prostrate too while He prayed, “My Father.”

Dear friends,  Hebrews 5:7 says that “In the days of His flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to Him who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.” If Jesus had to pray with “loud cries and tears” how much more do you think that we have to pray to be delivered from the evil one and to escape the traps set by our enemies. In Prayer we surrender our self-will to the King of this universe and admit the end of our strength thereby He empowers us with His Spirit of Grace to run this race.  It is in Prayer that we realize and accept our own incapacity to do His will with our own strength. In addition, if we go to the throne of Grace with reverence in prayer, we will not be turned away but heard.

 

Jones Sukumar

Jones Sukumar D worked as an Information Management Leader in Hewlett Packard, he committed his life to serve the Lord leaving his profession behind. He is working at El-Bethel Endtime missions as a overseer- evangelism & missionary Training.He ministers in various churches and corporate fellowships and also teaches in the El-Bethel Bible College learning Centres .


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