Friday, April 12, 2013

That fox

Luk 13:31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
Luk 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

Certain Pharisees warned Jesus to depart because "Herod will kill you." Was that a warning or a threat? Many of the Scribes and Pharisees wanted Jesus to be killed. It was nearing the time that Jesus would finish his reason for coming, he would soon be crucified, shedding his blood for our sins. When the end of this age draws near, the Herod's of the world will seek to kill those who serve the Living God. Persecution is a promise for the godly.

2Ti 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2Ti 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
2Ti 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

Jesus would continue his work. Go tell that fox, behold I cast out demons. He had the power to deliver people from satan's captivity. "I do cures to day and tomorrow". Cures, iasis: the act of healing and curing the sick. Jesus cured the entire body and he would bring salvation "on the third day", referring to his resurrection from the grave. On the cross Jesus would say "It is finished". Our salvation was paid for and his work at that time was done. His resurrection showed us the proof that he had power to give eternal life to those who believe on his name. Jesus is the way of salvation.

The Herod's today are controlled by that fox, the devil. He is sly and subtle, sneaking around to terrorize the hens in the chicken coop. Get out of the chicken coup and soar like an eagle.

Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We are to use our Spiritual power from on high and remain faithful until Jesus returns for us. 

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