For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,… 2 Timothy 1:7-9
What is there to be ashamed of?
Jesus is the saving power of the human race! I want to sing about it, shout about it, and tell everyone that Jesus is the ONE!
The purpose of God was there from the beginning of the world. It was that we would need the gospel message, the understanding that we are separated from our Holy God, our Creator, because of sin, and that we needed a Savior. There is only One who was able to save us-Jesus Christ. He is THE Super Hero– THE ONLY ONE able to do this extreme task of taking upon Himself the sins of the whole world! He defeated death, and plummeted to the depths of hell, and rose again with the keys of death and hell! That is better than any adventure story ever!
He continues the work He began, as He sits at the right hand of God, interceding on our behalf!
All things were put in His power:
Colossians 1:15-17: The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
His perfect love casts out fear.
There is power in His blood, and love that lightens every heavy load, and shines bright so that there is no darkness. We are made new in Christ! That is something to shout about!
He gives us peace that surpasses understanding! Jesus tells us that we will have tribulation in this world, but to take heart, because He has overcome the world!
Be encouraged! Don’t be afraid, but have the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind!!!!
Thank You God, for giving us the greatest gift–Jesus. Thank You that You had this purpose before the world began. You know all things. Thank You, Jesus, that You were willing to die on my behalf, and save me from a multitude of sins! I praise You, and give You glory!!! Amen.