Time after time hell engineered events against Christ’s birth, but the word of God stood true: “I will act and who will prevent it?” Pharaoh ordered all Israeli baby boys to be killed but Moses escaped. Haman plotted Israel’s genocide but God had planted Queen Esther in court to prevent it. Little Israel was caught in the nutcrackers of mighty empires but always survived. Even when Jesus was born, Herod sought to destroy him, but God forestalled him. The Cross itself seemed the final end of all hopes but God had planned it as the greatest triumph of all. In the 21st century Jesus saves, in greater style, greater power, and greater numbers than we ever imagined. God is not struggling with impending defeat, but laughing as he moves through the earth doing what no religion or human authority can ever do, changing human beings into the children of God. Our privilege is to come alongside him as he works. Let’s do it together. REINHARD BONNKE
I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
This is what the LORD says–Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies: “I am the First and the Last; there is no other God.
Then Micaiah continued, “Listen to what the LORD says! I saw the LORD sitting on his throne with all the armies of heaven around him, on his right and on his left.
2 Chronicles 18:18
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. They were calling out to each other, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!” Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke.
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
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