Wednesday, December 30, 2009

No One Greater Than He

The faith that Jesus inspired in his disciples had such a profound impact on them that the disciples found it impossible to believe anyone could be equal or greater to him, not even Moses or Elijah, not even Abraham. That a prophet or judge or messiah should come after Jesus and be greater than Jesus was inconceivable. It was not necessary to wait for someone else. Jesus was everything. Jesus was everything the Jews ever had hoped and prayed for. Jesus had fulfilled or was about to fulfill every promise and every prophecy. If anyone is to judge the world in the end, it must be he. If anyone is to be appointed Messiah, King, Lord son of God, how could it be anyone but Jesus?

On his robe and on his thigh he has the name written:
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Revelation 19:16
Brennan Manning, Reflections for Ragamuffins

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