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Jesus Is Our All In All.

“Jesus is the Lamp and the Shepherd;

the Giver and the Gift;

the Counselor and the Counsel;

the Way and the Destination;

the Teacher and the Truth;

the Cornerstone and the Foundation;

the Prophet and the Prophecy;

the Beginning and the End.”

– Unknown

We should find all the qualities we look for in a good leader perfectly displayed in the person of Jesus Christ. “All glory to Him Who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are His before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.” (Jude 1:25)

We should be amazed by His greatness. “And all were astonished at the majesty of God.” (Luke 9:43a)

We can have security in knowing that God can and will provide for both our spiritual and physical needs. “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” (2 Corinthians 9:8) “And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with His mighty angels.” (2 Thessalonians 1:7) Bring your concerns to the Lord, our all in all, trusting in His timely provision.

  

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Jesus Is The King of Kings.

“He is Lord of lords and King of kings — and with Him will be His called, chosen, and faithful followers.” – Revelation 17:14

Since Jesus is the ultimate ruler over all mankind, we must endeavor to honor Him and stay faithful to His commands. “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, Who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, Who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time–God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Who alone is immortal and Who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and might forever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:12-16) 

Let us remember that, though His love is great, He is also powerful and mighty, and deserving of our praise and our honor and obedience. The Lord, the King, fights for us when we are met with enemies. He is a just, yet merciful King.

Jesus Is The Anointed One.

“A voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son , Whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.'” – Matthew 3:17

Jesus is the Anointed One, Who came to earth and is coming back again to rule and reign as King over all. It was prophesied long ago, and will happen, just as the Lord has said. “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.” (Daniel 9:25)

Jesus’ reign will be more majestic than any king’s before Him. “Who is He, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty — He is the King of glory.” (Psalm 24:10)

“Your Majesty, you are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given You dominion and power and might and glory; in Your hands He has placed all mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds in the sky. Wherever they live, He has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold.” (Daniel 2:37-38) Daniel’s words to Nebuchadnezzer show that even a powerful King like him was only granted his authority by God.

  

Jesus Is The Vine.

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener.” – John 15:1

Since we have been “planted” by Christ, we should bring Him honor, not dishonor. “But I was the One Who planted you, choosing a vine of the purest stock – the very best. How did you grow into this corrupt wild vine?” (Jeremiah 2:21) If we are truly in Him, our thoughts and actions will show that we are His followers. “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.” (Luke 6:43) “A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.” (Matthew 7:18)

The Lord has promised that the righteous minority will receive His blessing for their faithfulness to Him. “The seed will grow well, the vine will yield its fruit, the ground will produce its crops, and the heavens will drop their dew. I will give all these things as an inheritance to the remnant of this people.” (Zechariah 8:12)

Jesus is truly the source of our life as believers, and the only One Who is the true leader of the church. “I always thank my God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in Him you have been enriched in every way — with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge — God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you.” (1 Corinthians 1:4-6)

  

Jesus Is Our Savior.

“It is because of [God] that you are in Christ Jesus, Who had become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.” – I Corinthians 1:3

Lest we think we can be righteous in our own strength, we must continually remind ourselves of the finished work of Jesus Christ on our behalf. “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:5-7)

“Therefore my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:10,11) As people who have been saved by Christ, we Christians must be more focused on reaching others for Christ and looking forward to seeing Him face-to-face than we are with the things of this world. “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior.” (Philippians 3:20)

 

Jesus Is The Light.

“I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12

When we follow the Lord’s commands, and believe in Jesus for our salvation, we are cleansed from sin and are in a right relationship with God. “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7) “For God, Who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6) “And now He has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.” (2 Timothy 1:10)

God the Father is also light. – He is pure and holy, and can do nothing wrong. “This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5) “Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.” (1 John 2:8)

  

Jesus Is Our Source Of Joy.

“Simply being in the presence of God brings us great joy. It happens as we listen to Him speak in His Word; it happens as we pray. But it also happens as we simply enjoy His presence.” – Billy Graham (*quote, not Scripture)

The Lord promises that people who experience the true joy only He can bring will recognize that He is the source. “Singers and dancers alike will say, ‘My whole source of joy is in You.'” (Psalm 87:7) “There I will go to the altar of God, to God – the source of all my joy. I will praise You with my harp, O God, my God!” (Psalm 43:4) “Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy are in His dwelling place.” (1 Chronicles 16:27)

We bless others by reminding them where they can find true joy – in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

As we follow the example Jesus has set for us, we too become a source of joy to those around us. “Though you were once despised and hated, with no one traveling through you, I will make you beautiful forever, a joy to all generations.” (Isaiah 60:15)