Glory Seed Devotional 04/14/2014

A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD

Part Two: A Journey inside the Crucifixion Jesus…

“When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid. He went back inside the palace and asked Jesus, “Where do you come from?” But Jesus did not answer him. Pilate said, “You refuse to speak to me? Don’t you know I have power to set you free and power to have you crucified?” Jesus answered, “The only power you have over me is the power given to you by God. The man who turned me in to you is guilty of a greater sin.”” (John 19:8–11, NCV)

Lord, one of the most powerful things on earth I face each and every day of my life is the power of truth. As powerful, as truth is it is the consequences of denying it, distorting it, or embracing it that are far more powerful and far reaching.

Pilate knew the truth and denied it.

The people knew the truth and distorted it.

Jesus knew and the truth and embraced it.

The truthfulness of saying I am a Servant of the Most High God is not in the words but in the truthfulness of whether or not I am willing to embrace the repercussions of rolling up my sleeves and plunging myself into the lives of those are oppressed though no fault of their own with the revelation and ministry of Jesus Christ. And of equal importance is going into the lives of those who are the oppressors with the revelation and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Lord, when I look at the person looking back at me in a mirror may the revelation, ministry, and life of Jesus illuminate the truth no matter how painful it may be for me to see. To experience truth is freeing to live the truth is to be confined by the truth. We are people of the Resurrection called to be Living Witnesses of a Living Savior not a dead Jesus! If we are truly people of the Resurrection then we will be found walking the path of our Resurrected Savior.

Believe it! Experience it!

Grace and PEACE!


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Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said.”

(John 20:19, NLT)

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