A Text Message That Speaks For All Time
Have you ever noticed that among the hundreds of texts you receive in one week, there are only a few that speak for all time? I just received this text message yesterday: “Get Alcatel 5033 for ONLY $199 + a FREE 30 day bundle! Offer available while stocks last.” Then I thought to myself: “Alcatel 5033 ! – Is that a good phone?” “for ONLY $199 + a FREE 30 day bundle! ” – is that a good price? Then the punch line reverberated in my mind – “Offer available while stocks last.”
Then I remembered a text message I read this week that is not based on the availability of stock. The text message I read says: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. – John 16:33. Jesus is speaking and so immediately I know that what I am going to read will show me the way! -it is the truth! and will also provide life! – John 14:6. John 16:33 tells me how I can have peace – if I read the entire chapter of John 16 – I get an indepth understanding of the issues that were at stake and the provision that was made for me to survive today.
John 16:33 also says to me that: “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Although challenges will come – boisterous storms may attack like a rottweiler… I have no need to worry… You have no need to worry… “Be of good cheer;” Jesus has overcome the world! “Overcome” there speaks in past tense with a guarantee of power for eternity – Jesus overcame the world with all its temptations – all its attractions to worldly honors – all its threats and all its allurements.
Jesus has overcome the world – so we can overcome the world by His power working through us. Jesus has overcome the world for all time. There is no limit to His ministry and the power His ministry makes available to us. Even though you have challenges, be of good cheer – what Jesus has done by overcoming the world is permanent!
Today is the perfect time to embrace the text message John 16:33 with your own permanent decision to be on the winning side – the side of eternal righteousness – the side of permanently overcoming the world!
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