170) Pioneer and Perfecter of our Faith.
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfect faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
These two verses have a lot of revelation, that reveal truth promises etc.
This title is such an encouragement in our journey of Faith.
Jesus is the Pioneer of our faith. A Pioneer is the one who initiates something, who shows the way, he is a trailblazer. A Pioneer always has to pay a great price.
He will have to go through a lot of pain because he is the first one going that way.
There is nobody to follow, there is no example set before him.
He is taking the initiation. It is like a ship going thru uncharted sea.
Jesus is The pioneer of our faith. He paid a high price for us.
He is the Pioneer and the perfector.
He started the way and he finished it the author says let us run with perseverance.
A race has been marked out for us.
And how to run the race?
So we have to meditate upon the ways of Jesus, all the pain that he went through.
At no point he deviated from the cross.
In the same way we cannot go off track, we cannot deviate from this faith.
Shall we take that decision today?
Because he is the perfecter of our faith even if we lack it he can increase our faith for us.
So we have to fix our eyes on our pioneer.
171) Prince of peace
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Many people have been awarded the Nobel Prize but most of them may not have had peace in their personal life.
Of course they worked a lot on bringing peace on Earth but many of them had no peace with God many of them have had no peace in the house,
And in their hearts many of them did not enjoy the real peace.
There is a Pakistani girl Malala who was awarded the Nobel Prize, but can Malala give you peace?
Can any Nobel Prize winner give you peace?
There is only one person who can give you personal peace, peace with God and peace with man. That is Jesus!
Many people work for peace but Jesus says “I will give you my peace”
That means he has peace to share with us.
In Hebrew peace is called Shalom.
Jewish people even today greet each other by saying Shalom.
Even when they say Shalom they do not have peace in their hearts.
Jesus said I will give you a special kind of peace and the world cannot give.
After the resurrection whenever Jesus appeared in front of the disciples he always said “peace be with you”.
When Jesus came into the world he bought peace from heaven and when he was about to go he said my peace I leave with you. His peace will surpass your understanding. His peace is available even now!
Welcome that peace from the Prince of Peace.
172) Prince of life
15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.
He is the giver of life all life on earth comes from him.
He said I am the life, I can give you resurrection.
In John, Jesus says I have come to give you abundant peace.
As you read this life from the prince of life is coming to you!
You can just receive it!!
Tell God that you have received his life.
173) Ruler of the Kings of the Earth.
5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
All the rulership comes from God above.
Maybe there are many sub-rulers.
But God comes on top and Jesus is titled as the ruler.
His rulership shall never end. In other words his rulership is everlasting.
It is a permanent Kingdom.
He is the ruler, he is the king!
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Ps. Damien Antony
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.
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