Friday 26 October, 2012

Acts 2:22-28

22 “People of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. 25 David said about him: “‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope, 27 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay. 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’

In this Pfizer viagra the first great Spirit-filled sermon at Pentecost, Jesus is being powerfully declared to be the one we want “at our right hand” causing us to be unshakeable.

Jesus is the one who was and is able to perform great and powerful miracles. Jesus is the one who was and is under the leadership of “God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge.” Jesus is the one whom God allowed to be crucified but whom God has forever raised from the dead. Jesus is the one for whom death is an impossible limitation.

If we have our faith in Christ, we like David can be confident that Jesus is always before us. That he is at our right hand, and we will not be shaken. That our hearts can be glad and our tongues ever rejoicing. That we will die in hope, knowing for sure that we will not be abandoned to death because Jesus has risen from death. That we have made know to us the paths of life. That we have the fullness of Joy as we are in Christs glorious presence.

Restating this passage as I have, I am filled with encouragement. Jesus truly is the one I should have my eyes fixed on. Where else can I find so many cementing truths that make me truly unshakeable.

Lord, keep my thoughts, keep my hopes, keep my words, and keep my purposes deeply anchored in my Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus, you are my unshakeable assurance!

Written by Ps. Rob Waugh

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