Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I believe you’re giving ALL your praise to our heavenly Father & I’m sure He’s raising you & changing your story into His glory, like never before, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
Today, I bring you the better than good news of the Kingdom.
Beloved, you & I now belong to our heavenly Father’s Kingdom in the power of His Christ – Revelation 12.10(Amplified version):
“Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come – the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out”!
Revelation 12.10(Living Bible):
10 “Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has happened at last! God’s salvation and the power and the rule, and the authority of his Christ are finally here; for the Accuser of our brothers has been thrown down from heaven onto earth–he accused them day and night before our God”.
Revelation 12.10(New Living Translation):
“Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth— the one who accuses them before our God day and night”.
Revelation 12.10(New International version):
“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down”.
Revelation 12.10(Weymouth’s New Testament):
“Then I heard a loud voice speaking in Heaven. It said, “The salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God have now come, and the sovereignty of His Christ; for the accuser of our brethren has been hurled down–he who, day after day and night after night, was wont to accuse them in the presence of God”.
Revelation 12.10(Wycliffe New Testament):
“And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying, Now is made health, and virtue, and kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before the sight of our God day and night”.
Just as you know, we are the beloved of the Father because we’re now in Him by Jesus – Ephesians 1.6(KJV):
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved“.
Colossians 1.13(Weymouth’s New Testament):
“It is God who has delivered us out of the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the Kingdom of His dearly-loved Son”,…
In our Lord Jesus, we’re now individually who Jesus is to the Father, sons & daughters of LOVE…! Romans 8.29(KJV):
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren“.
“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings”.
By reason of this new identity & citizenship, therefore – Ephesians 2.19(KJV):
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God“;…, we are excluded from sufferings in life!
For a Christian to be suffering, experiencing pain in any area of life & to be proud of it or take it as what should happen makes the sufferings, death, resurrection, ascension & the mediatory role of Christ, now, on the Father’s right hand, to be in vain!
Salvation in Christ Jesus is to give us straight, inhibited access to our heavenly home after a very successful voyage here on the earth – John 3.8,16(KJV).
However, our goodly successful voyage here on the earth– suffering free, sorrow free, tears free, shame free, lack free, delays free, fear free, trouble free, hardship free, struggle free, sweat free, discouragement free is dependent wholly on how the Christian takes due advantage of the better things that salvation make available – Hebrews 6.9(KJV):
“But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak”.
Actually, the word “and” should have been translated “even” – Hebrews 6.9(NIV):
Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case–things that accompany salvation.
Hebrews 6.9(New Living Translation):
“Dear friends, even though we are talking this way, we really don’t believe it applies to you. We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation“.
Better things are to make life better here on the earth!
Better things are to replace in the believer’s life all the sufferings, shame, sorrow, struggles, sweat sin & sin’s effects that our Lord Jesus took away from us!
Now, these are not my words, as olusegun ONI, but the Words of our good & wonderful heavenly Father, as authored by His amazing & excelling Holy Spirit, our Comforter & Helper, individually & corporately, in the Body of Christ!
Now, look at this scenario, as captured by Scriptures, in 1 Peter 5.10(Amplified version):
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you“.
1 Peter 5.10(NLT):
“In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation”.
1 Peter 5.10(Message Bible):
“The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good”.
1 Peter 5.10-11(Living Bible):
10 “After you have suffered a little while, our God, who is full of kindness through Christ, will give you his eternal glory. He personally will come and pick you up, and set you firmly in place, and make you stronger than ever”.
11 “To him be all power over all things, forever and ever. Amen“.
Beloved, that issue isn’t supposed to be there in the first place & even now that it’s there, it shouldn’t be for more than a while…!
By God’s grace, tomorrow, we’ll look at why the issue of suffering has stayed so & too long, & how to get it off your life…!
Be blessed with better than good testimonies, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!