Church of Jesus EM

Tue, Oct 08, 2019

Follow the Lord's Example

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Follow the Lord’s Example
(Php3:10-21)

God is the Master.
He Himself is the example and
Gives eternal life to those who follow His example (1Ti1:16).

Faith is longing to imitate the Lord and
The life of this faith is becoming an example for believers (1Ti4:12).

An excellent teacher or father is a role model for all aspects of life,
Producing also excellent disciples and excellent children.

The Bible clearly states who the perfect One is:
The Lord and Christ (Mt23:10).

Deceived by the devil, the false teacher (Ge3:4-6),
Adam, the ancestor of all mankind sinned,
Because of which all men became destined to follow him to hell (Mt25:41; 2Pe2:19).

The ancients of faith written in the Bible (He11:2) were those who
Upon receiving providence superhumanly carried it out by faith:
Abraham who gave his only son whom he received at the age of 100 as a sacrifice (He11:17),
and Moses who gave up wealth and prosperity and chose to be mistreated (He11:24-26) etc.

The sanctuary that God instructed the Israelites to build
Reminded them to follow the examples of their ancestors of faith.

Once entering Canaan, however,
They followed the ways of the gentiles in spite of God’s warning (Ex23:24; Lev20:5).
Following the evil ways of their ancestors (Zec1:4)
They rejected God’s decrees, covenant and statutes (2Ki17:15),
Resulting in the fall of both the Kingdoms of Israel (2Ki23:37, 24:9, 19).

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days” (Jn2:19), because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-22),
He would set a model for all men so
Everyone who believes Him would be given eternal l life (1Ti1:16).
Unlike the hypocrites like the Scribes and the Pharisees who
Did not practice what they preached (Mt23:2-10),
The public life of Yeshua in the eyes of the disciples was
That of fasting, prayers, diligence, humility, endurance and surpassing family and honor —
A surpassing life.

Enduring the suffering and shame of the cross (He12:2),
He died and said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that: 1) The Father who sent Him was His role model (Jn13:16);
2) He condemned the false teacher the devil (Jn8:29; 1Jn3:8); and
3) As the Son of Man He became a model for all mankind (Mt20:28).

He resurrected and sat on the heavenly throne and
As the firstborn (Rm8:29), that is, the first fruit (1Co15:20),
He became the model of resurrection (Php3:10-11).

The Holy Spirit comes to those who believe Yeshua as Lord (1Co12:3) and
Lets them live following the model of the Lord by
Becoming a model for believers.

The Christian lives the surpassing life:
He does not follow evil desires (1Pe1:14),
Not living beyond his means (1Co7:31; 2Th3:7-10),
Being diligent (He6:11-12),
Setting example in speech, in conduct, in love, in fait and in purity (1Ti4:12), and
Endurance (He12:2) for
He longs to participate in the first resurrection when the Lord returns (Rev20:4-5).

O Lord,
My eternal teacher Yeshua,
I love and love Your life!
Give me faith — the power to surpass!
Let me follow Your way whatever the cost and
Become a model for believers. Amen.
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