No More Worlds To Conquer

A Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while. Then he addressed them: “Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to [the Apostles]. In the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” (Acts 5:34-35, 38–39, NIV 1984).

My Musings – “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” (Alexander the Great). He died around the age of thirty-three years after having “conquered most of the known world.” (National Geographic). Of course, there was much more to the world that what was “known” to Alexander. After his death, his kingdom was fractured.

“I [Jesus] know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father.” (John 10:14–15, NIV 1984). He was crucified around the age of thirty-three years, rising from the dead three-days later, having conquered death. Of course, there is no greater enemy known to man than death. “After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” (Hebrews 1:3, NIV 1984). “Far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” (Ephesians 1:20–23, NIV 1984).

The Lamb led to the slaughter became the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who throughout the centuries and by the power of the Holy Spirit, has led “an army of sheep.” Conquering a Kingdom that is vastly superior to Alexander’s, or of any other before or since. Eternal, never to be fractured.

My Advice – What kind of kingdom would you prefer? Don’t “find yourselves fighting against God.” Seek first His Kingdom.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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