Wednesday, July 01, 2009

In A League of His Own

“This is the assigned moment for him to move into the center, while I slip off to the sidelines. The One who comes from above is head and shoulders over other messengers from God. The earthborn is earthbound and speaks earth language; the heavenborn is in a league of his own.” (John 3:30-31, The Message).

He is the Unsurpassed Savior, the Unrivaled Redeemer, and the Unconquered King. His name is Jesus. And He has His heart set upon you.

He will save you from the ravages of sin; redeem you from the bondage of guilt, shame and fear; and rule your life with love and grace, filling your world with blessing and peace.

He has no competition.

A host of other “saviors” are battling it out between themselves, fighting each other for the prize -- your heart held tightly in their hands. But Jesus is not to be found in their barnyards, their back-alleys, their iron cages, or their stadium events.

No. He is in a league of His own.

The truth be told, He is not fighting to win anything. He has already fought, and won it all. On a Hill far away, there stood an old, rugged Cross – the emblem of suffering and shame. And I love that old Cross, where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain.

Throughout history great battles have been fought on memorable hills. How fitting that the greatest battle of them all was waged of the most famous of all battle sites – a place called Golgotha (Skull Mountain); known to us today as Calvary.

There Jesus faced the mighty raging hordes of Hell, Sin, and Death -- and He soundly defeated them. He now sits on the High Throne of Heaven and extends the scepter of His Kingdom toward your heart. Yield to Him and be at peace. And the victory He has won over the Luciferic triad of Hell, Sin, and Death will become yours as you walk the course of this world.

Life, Righteousness, and Heaven will grace your days as you love and follow Him – who is in a League of His own.

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