The Power Of His Word

February 1, 2014


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SCRIPTURE

As Jesus said, “I Am he,” they all drew back and fell to the ground! 

~John 18:6, NLT

QUOTE

God is not silent. It is the nature of God to speak.

~A.W. Tozer

COMMENTARY

I love the verse above. Some believe there were as many as 300 in this arresting party and they all fall like dominos at the word of Jesus. Three powerful words, “I AM He.” Wow! On this dark night when you had to be at arm’s length with a torch in hand to tell who was who, Jesus cuts through the darkness with three powerful words, “I AM He,” and a mob of people find themselves on the ground. They could not stand against the word of the great I AM. At the mere word of Christ, Satan’s ensigns fall. Jesus didn’t push or shove, He simply spoke.

I love the scene in Ben-Hur where he sees Jesus at a village well. Judah Ben-hur has been captured by the Romans and is being transported to the coast for shipment to Rome. The Romans cruelly refuse to let Judah Ben-Hur have water. Jesus just happens to be in this village and he calmly fills a cup and brings it to Ben Hur. The Romans soldier steps in front as if to stop Jesus. Jesus looks directly at the Roman soldier and he cowers in fear. Jesus had no weapon in His hand, no army backing Him up: He simply looked at the soldier who backed away in fear. I know it is fiction but it is fiction based on facts.

We may be fearing the wrong things: When Jesus is ready to claim His kingdom, he will not need weapons of mass destruction. He does not need a sword, an assault rifle, tank or missile. He can accomplish His will by the power of His word. Satan and all his horde will melt like wax under a hot sun. Jesus will slay the enemy by the breath of His mouth. WOW! Triple WOW!

EXTRA

  • Great meal at the SAFE meeting yesterday. A huge thanks to my sister June Daphney who hit it out of the park with those delicious rolls. She made 75 and not a one was left. Thanks to my helpers Mandy and Floyd. A special thanks to Dian who stayed and helped us clean up.  Our next SAFE meeting is also on the last day of the month, February 28…Soup, Salad and Sandwiches.
Terrific Threesome

Terrific Threesome

  • We’ll be having breakfast with the Widows this morning at 9:00 and then going to Athens for Ray Browning’s COLS at 11:00 then we are going to have to study.
  • Sunday Schedule Normal except evening worship is one hour early: 5:00 PM instead of 6:00. Deacon’s meeting at 8:00, LCBS at 9:00 and worship at 10:15 and 5:00 [Fellowship following evening worship] Floyd will be in the Foyer Sunday morning after service with a sign up sheet: your options are soup, chili, sandwiches, finger foods, cokes, desserts. If you had rather donate money: give it to Floyd and we will buy pizza or chicken fingers.
  • Those who want to watch the game can go to the YOUTH ROOM as soon as you fix your plates. The rest of us will eat, fellowship and go home.
Sunday Night Fellowship

Sunday Night Fellowship

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