Sunday Devotional: Fear no one

Matthew 10:26-33

Jesus said to the Twelve:
“Fear no one.
Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,
nor secret that will not be known.
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;
what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy
both soul and body in Gehenna.
Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?
Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others
I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
But whoever denies me before others,
I will deny before my heavenly Father.”

I don’t know how it came to be that so many view Jesus the Christ as an effeminate wimp.

Is it because He allowed Himself to be tortured and crucified, without protest or fighting back?

But do they not know that Jesus’ suffering and death were redemptive and restitutory?

The dictionary defines “restitution” as reparation made by giving an equivalent as compensation for loss, damage, or injury caused.

Every wrong must be rectified. But our first parents’ fall was so cataclysmic that  not only was human nature itself perverted so that all of Adam and Eve’s progeny would be born with the stain of Original Sin with an inclination to evil (fomes peccati: tinder for sin), no man could restitute for that first sin. Only God Himself, in the person of the Son, could make amends — by becoming incarnate, and to be tortured, suffer and die on a cross.

As Jesus explained in Luke 22:22: “for the Son of Man indeed goes as it has been determined.” 

Jesus couldn’t be further from being an effeminate wimp.

A physical laborer — carpenter — by trade, Jesus must have been brawny and strong. He would have to be strong to withstand being whipped until the flesh on His back was stripped, have 1″-2″ long thorns pierced into his head (try piercing your scalp with just a pin), carry a cross weighing 75-125 lbs, then be nailed to a cross by 5″-7″ long iron spikes. (See “Good Friday: Remembering His Passion and Sacrificial Love“)

Nor does Jesus expect us to be wimps.

He instructed us in Luke 22:36: “if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” 

He didn’t mean a spiritual sword. By “sword,” He meant it literally.

Furthermore, why would He tell us to acquire a sword if He doesn’t expect and want us to use it in self defense?

The equivalent of a sword today is a gun. Molon labe!

Just be sure you acknowledge Him before others because if you don’t, He will not acknowledge you before the Father.

And may the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

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Steven Broiles
1 month ago

I think the problem in our decadent and rotting world is that we see Jesus not according to His Word or Record but according to our own spiritual decadence or acedia. We must also always remember that we are dumb sheep who are prone to wandering off into any and every trap, and that we only follow our shepherds (i.e., priests), who themselves are corrupt and lost. This is true regardless of how intelligent we are. We are in a war. It is spiritual above all else. Our eternal destiny is at stake. We are living in a WORLD GONE… Read more »

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago

He later said that he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword. Your interpretation is limited. By the way, even if He is an effeminate wimp (which He isn’t, of course, since He made a whip and cleared the temple, as well as the reasons you state) I wouldn’t care. He’s the Son of God and sends the Helper. He lived, suffered, and died for my many many sins. I trust Him. I love Him. He is my Savior. Thank you, Jesus.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

And, of course, when He returns with a shout, we’ll see just who is the effeminate wimp.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

By that time that’s all that will be left. Poor things.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

I mean, honestly. The Israeli army is nothing but a bunch of murderous, effeminate, diaper-wearing, land-stealing, apartheid faggots. Am I right? And the United States is nothing but their mammon-worshipping bitch.
ALL the corporations—owned by JEWS. ALL the media—owned by Jews. Mammon-loving, Gentile-hating, faggots. The Synagogue of Satan.
 
Don’t get me started on Nuttyyahoo. Same/same.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

Solution for USrael and “allies”? Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repent. Confess. Not just for show but for real.
 
I know. Ain’t gonna happen.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

Hide yourselves in the mountain. Try to get away.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

But every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. NOT black lives matter, you fools.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

The United States is built on genocide, forced assimilation, false righteousness, bullshit, theft, and fraud. Even now, the vow to uphold the Constitution is called into question.
 
And here I sit.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

THAT’S the name of the game. ISRAEL.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

I get deleted and banned from so many sites. Frankly, I don’t care.

tsisageya
tsisageya
1 month ago
Reply to  tsisageya

It’s strange to me how certain places hate me to bring up Jesus Christ. I still do it though.

TrailDust
Admin
1 month ago

Lacking exposure to the Bible, when I first read this in 1972, it came as a shock. Also a shock were Jesus’ direct confrontations of religious bigots. Meek and mild? Not at all. Terrifying? Yes. Repent.

Alexa
Alexa
1 month ago

Amen!

Chemtrailssuck
1 month ago

Bravo!!!
And they didn’t kill Jesus without His allowing them to. Even on the cross he asked God the Father to forgive those who were torturing, mocking and killing Him. No man could have done what He did for all of us.