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The Humble King

  • Pilate therefore said to him, 'Aren't you speaking to me? Don't you know that I have power to release you, and have power to crucify you?' Jesus answered, 'You would have no power at all against me, unless it were given to you from above. Therefore he who delivered me to you has greater sin.' John 19 WEB

    Beaten and bloody, wearing a purple robe and a crown made out of thorns, Jesus quietly listened to Pilate speak. When He did not answer Pilate's question, Pilate began to tell Jesus that he had authority to set Him free, or to crucify Him. When Pilate finished, Jesus told him that he would have no authority over Him at all unless it had been given to him from above.

    Jesus recognized where He was, and that this was no accident. No man had authority over Him unless it had been given to them from above. No one could take His life from Him, unless His Father in heaven allowed it. The Humble King of Kings submitted to His Father's will, and He endured the cross.

    When Job went through his trial, satan had to get permission from God first before he could touch him. Job was a righteous man and God had placed a hedge of protection around him, his house, and all that he had (Job 1:10). A much stronger hedge would have been around Jesus. They could only harm Him, if God allowed them to do so.

    The ones in authority over you today are allowed to be there by God. No one can touch or lay a hand on you without your Father's permission to do so. I know things happen that we do not understand, like Stephen being martyred (Acts 7:59). We have to remember that we cannot see the whole picture as He can. So until the Lord tells you otherwise, prayerfully submit to those in leadership over you, for they would not be there without His permission. Great servants, can also become great leaders.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me to see Your hand on my life. Give me a clear vision of Your will for me and the grace to accomplish it today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! Today is "Thankful Thursday" at our "Ladies in Distress" women's group. We invite you to join in and share your gratitude for His presence and work in your life, which can happen in both the big and the little things :). For a link to this group and others, see the Announcements at the top of the home page: RHM Announcements


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
April 12, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen! :)

April 12, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

April 12, 2018
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen. Thank you GOD. Thank you JESUS, for keeping watch over my life. Thank you Refreshing Hope.

April 12, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister <3!

April 12, 2018
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Amen! <3

April 12, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

April 12, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

April 12, 2018
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

We have to remember that we cannot see the whole picture as He can. So until the Lord tells you otherwise, prayerfully submit to those in leadership over you.  OK, I have a slight problem with this paragraph,  I understand I don't have the full picture but to submit to those in leadership,  (my boss) I believe he is as equal has I am.  Am I wrong , am in taking this out of content?  I mean I won't be disrespectful, but I don't agree.  Any input would be nice, thanks Gloria

April 12, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Gloria, does he sign your paycheck?

April 12, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Hi Gloria! I don't believe "prayerfully submit to those in leadership" means that you are not equal to him as a person or a citizen - you are :)! "Submit" also doesn't encompass more than the authority given. In the case of your boss, he does have authority in your work-related activities, e.g. the location of your workstation, the daily work tasks you are given, etc. In those cases, you would not be equal - he is the boss :). On the other hand, he would not have authority to harass you in any way, nor do you have any duty to submit to that. 

April 12, 2018
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Thank you Sylvia for putting this in perspective,  I couldn't wrap my head around that word. You and Pastor are heaven sent!  Blessings always Gloria

April 12, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Aww, we are blessed to know you too, my sister!

April 13, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen! Thank you Heavenly Father for a hedge of protection over myself and my family and friends. I ask for a hedge of protection over our president and all the people working with him. Thank you Lord. 

April 12, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God keep us in your loving care. Amen. 

April 12, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! I heard a preacher say that we give Satan too much credit, he is not able to do anything to you unless God  has given His permision. Remember what God said to Job. He said; "Where were you when I created the Earth and all you see?" I understand I took that out of context a little, but I think it gets to the meaning of what He said! 

April 12, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Good one Pastor! Thanks!

 

April 12, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me to see Your hand on my life. Give me a clear vision of Your will for me and the grace to accomplish it today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

April 12, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

God bless and praise God for his love 

April 12, 2018
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywineedited: April 12, 2018

Jesus,give us a shield of protection from Satan and bless our family. Amen 

April 12, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

April 12, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

April 12, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Lord I pray that Your mighty hand be upon me and my family and Your will be done.In Jesus name I pray,Amen. 

April 12, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Amen

April 12, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

April 13, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, please help me to see Your hand on my life. Give me a clear vision of Your will for me and the grace to accomplish it today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

April 13, 2018