Luke 23:46, ESV Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
in this life you are going to launch out to take all types of ground. You can do this one of two ways: 1) Solo – you jump and try to stick the landing; or 2) Connected To Him – you jump, in His direction toward His voice listening to His directions so He can catch you every time.
As you launch forward to take ground throughout your lifetime, you will find that everything in this world will fight against the good things God has for you!
CONFIDENCE – (latin: confidere) to have full trust
The Bible reveals a CONFIDENCE deeply embedded in those who partner with heaven. Over and over they rush forward with the confidence that heaven is with them and will back them no matter what they face.
Moses & Pharaoh – (Exodus 14:10–16) ESV When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly… Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Joshua As They Enter Canaan - Deuteronomy 3:21–22, ESV And I commanded Joshua at that time, ‘Your eyes have seen all that the Lord your God has done to these two kings. So will the Lord do to all the kingdoms into which you are crossing. You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.’
David & Goliath - Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand.” 1 Samuel 17:45–47, ESV
Elisha & Arimeans - 2 Kings 6:13–17, NIV “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city. When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
Jeremiah - Jeremiah 1:18–19, ESV And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land. They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you.”
JESUS COULDN’T RAISE HIMSELF BUT KNEW HIS FATHER WOULD!!!
Acts 2:26–27, NIV (Ps 16:9-10) Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay.
Acts 2:24, NIV But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
John 16:33, ESV I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart (STIR UP COURAGE) I have overcome the world.”
spoken prior to going to Gethsemane
spoken prior to Judas kiss, being bound, taken to Annas,
spoken prior to being sent to Caiaphas
spoken prior to catching a glimpse of Peter denying him
spoken prior to being sent to Pilate, the crowd demanding punishment
spoken prior to being scourged with a flagrum,
spoken prior to being fit with a crown of thorns, a purple robe on His torn flesh, and paraded him before the crowd, demanding His crucifixion.
spoken prior to being turned over to soldiers for crucifixion
spoken prior to being unable to carry the 175lb crossbeam
spoken prior to his arrival at Golgotha
spoken prior to being stripped naked, clothes gambled for
spoken prior to being bound to the beam, nailed through wrists and feet
spoken prior to being lifted up and placed on display
spoken prior to being mocked before a crowd including his mother, family and friends.
spoken prior to Luke 23:46, ESV Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
spoken prior to piercing His side
spoken prior to pulling Him down, wrapping his body in burial cloth and placing his body in a borrowed tomb.
In The World: tribulation
In Me: peace, because I have overcome
Stop doing life on your own! Stop trying to stick an impossible landing! Give your life to Jesus and watch him win for you over and over and over!
Psalm 91:1–16, ESV He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.