Sovereign Aura

September 6, 2015

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Jesus made a whip from some ropes and chased them all out of the Temple.

~John 2:15, NLT


No doctrine in hated more than the absolute sovereignty of Christ. The fact that “The LORD Reigns” is indisputable, and it is this fact that arouses the utmost opposition in the unrenewed human heart.

~Charles Spurgeon

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I love John 2 which contains two great stories: Jesus turning the water into wine and His holy fit in the temple. I have a question about Him driving out the livestock, merchants, and bankers: why didn’t anyone attempt to stop HIM? The temple system was corrupt and the Jewish religious leaders were profiting daily at the expense of the poor. They employed their own police basically to keep Gentiles out. Jews and Gentiles have one thing in common: the rich take advantage of the poor [not as a general rule, there are exceptions]. Jesus was probably angry about the abuse of the Temple and the injustice toward the common man. Any way, no one attempts to stop Jesus and He drives out both beast and man.

I have an answer to the question and it excites me just to think about it. No one stopped Jesus because Jesus cannot be stopped. They would never have arrested, tried, convicted and crucified HIM without HIS cooperation. In His earthy sojourn, everything was timing and it was not HIS time to be the sacrifice. Jesus emanated an aura of authority beyond anything we can comprehend. This sovereign aura was paralyzing to His enemies. They had never seen anyone like Jesus. He had no fear because He had no sin.

If you are like me, you would love seeing this story enacted. The good news is, we will see this Sovereign Aura when Christ returns. No one is going to oppose HIM. We are living in a TIME when He allows opposition but when He returns it will be similar to the cleansing of the temple. No one will stand against HIM.

Gary, Keri and Kane

extra 2

  • June and I saw Gary a little after 4:00 and he seemed fine but a couple of hours later he suddenly got worse with chills and labored breathing. He was taken by ambulance to DGH and they were putting him on the ventilator when we left at 11:30. They said he was stable but in critical condition. I ask you to pray.
  • If Jason’s class doesn’t mind: come to the choir room for LCBS. We will have plenty of room there and it is a no record book Sunday.
  • Coffee, biscuits and donuts at 9:00, LCBS at 9:15 and worship at 10:15.
  • Joe David is preaching today.
  • Ted Cruz says, “No more career politicians.” I’m glad someone is finally seeing the light. The Tea Party needs to run a candidate against Shelby and Aderholt. It is time to flush the toilet.
  • The White House secretary said yesterday, “The GOP has 17 candidates charging ahead: the demo’s have 1 candidate with 17 charges.” [in the pic below, is Bill crying or laughing?]



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