Just as we see Jesus loving His Mother, we have to recognize the gift Jesus gave His Father. A gift only God can give God.
He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven."
And Father God replies:
Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
Jesus did agree to cover the believers as necessary to His Father.
For it is My Father's will that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Sheol was the place of the dead. The requirement was the separation of the evil and the good by a slim margin. Satan was part of Heaven. When Jesus became the Righteousness of the faithful, evil was not part of the Father's New Kingdom. We will have to see this with faith. And have that inner knowledge Father God sees us. The past of Sheol the joy of Heaven today.
Earth began to see more kindness. Not just sacrifice. Not just rules. Mercy and goodness. The Roman Empire would renew. And then The Byzantine Empire, also referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire would continue for more than a thousand years. To 1453 A.D. The first or Old St. Peter's Basilica was consecrated in 360 A.D. and the St. Peter's of today began on 18 April 1506 A.D. Emperor Constantine's continued Empire (this was called the Constantinian Empire until it fell in 1453) ended just about the time the Vatican began today.
Matthew 26:53-5453 Are you not aware that I can call on My Father, and He will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?”
Wouldn't God be able to make this bold statement of the Sacrifice Jesus would make?
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
And Jesus waited until The High Priests declared Jesus would die for the sake of the Nation. For the people.
Because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39 Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
"The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."
He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants.
"For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing at first, and there he remained. 41 And many came to him. And they said, “John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true.” 42 And many believed in him there.
29 And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went away.
31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority.
you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people
in the forgiveness of their sins,
78 because of the tender mercy of our God,
whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high
79 to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Statue in Rio representing Jesus as Light. Light of the world. Light of mankind.
John has told us God is God of Love. And for this reason we have Holy Week.
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd, and the sheep are not his own. When he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf pounces on them and scatters the flock.
Why would Jesus forgive His Disciples? Thomas had promised to die with Him. Peter had said he was utmost loyalty.
Then Jesus told them, "This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: "'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'
He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd
Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath. He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and comes not again.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.
Because of Jesus we are able to say:
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Blessed Redeemer. Jesus is ours. Amen.
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