Posts Tagged ‘betrayal’

Remembering the Fallen?

Armistice and Bitterness!

Old wounds in Ireland take a long time to heal, we have come a long way with peace, but not so the Protestants and their loyalties to Britain!

Despite much hurt and betrayal Ireland has south to move on, but there remains much animosity in Republicans as much as in Loyalists? Despite seeing a common ground between the social classes there remains a division that may never really be healed!

Division is the continued layout of remembering in France and Belgium based on religious backgrounds!

But God wants believers not to be caught up in the idealism of national identity, but rather to remember those who went before us and to be thankful  to God for His redemptive work and promise of Salvation and Eternal Life!

Proverbs 4:22, 13:7,  Malachi 4:2,  Luke 12:51,  John 9:16,  Hebrews 9:11-12,  14,  12:1-2. 

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Easter. Part-Two.

Betrayal and Failure.

Jesus was betrayed by one of His own and at the end of the day, they all ran way and denied they were connected to Him. Judas did it for money and the ideal that he believed would cause the events to bring on the restoration of the Kingdom of Israel. Peter boasted he would follow to the end, but denied Him three times. Luke 22:47-48,  John 18:12-18,  25-27.

Jesus had warned them all before hand that they would fail Him.  Matthew 26:20-25,  Mark 14:27-31.

What are we doing today as believers? Bragging about who and what we are or are we just pushing on in silence?  Isaiah 53:7,  John 19:9.

We all fail it is part of our natural Sinful nature, but if we are born anew of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We will endure, persevere on for His Glory and not our own.  Philippians 1:28.

Easter. Part-One.

The Last Supper.

Jesus met with his disciples in the upper room to celebrate the Jewish Passover (Pesach), to remember God’s deliverance of His people from Egyptian slavery. Exodus Chapters 12-15.

It was at the table that Jesus revealed who was going to betray him, Judas Iscariot, but he also warned Peter that he would deny him and all of them would desert him soon. Matthew 26:14-30, Mark 14:10-31,  Luke22:3-34, John 13:21-30, 36-38.

We may like to boast in what we have, who we are and what we can do, but to be a real believer in Jesus will cost you. We are expected to take up our cross daily and follow. We are also asked to share in His struggles too. Are you up to it?  Luke 9:23-25. Romans 6:16.

Easter Story. Part-One.

With a kiss in the garden of tears.

The events of the journey by the Lord to the cross began long before these events, but it is here that one of His own betrays Him. Judas was a thief and appeared to be one who cared for the welfare of others, he also had his own ideas about who Jesus really was. But he had missed the point by a long shot. Luke 22:47-53. Many people who claim to be Christians today are in the same boat. They have their own conception, but they fail to understand who Jesus is and the commitment that He requires from those who follow Him.

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