Note: I returned from South Africa today. A great trip indeed. My apologies for not posting Saturday and Sunday. I was on safari and had no Internet access. I will backdate those posts this week. Until then are you ready for today’s message? Then let’s do this.
So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we going to do since this man does many signs? If we let Him continue in this way, everyone will believe in Him! Then the Romans will come and remove both our place and our nation.” So from that day on they plotted to kill Him.
John 11:47, 48, 53 HCSB
Father please don’t let my fear get in the way of my blessings. I never want fear to stand between me and Christ. May I push past the flesh to fully embrace the Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
The chief priests and Pharisees were so fearful of losing position, perceived power and influence that the only solution they could fathom was to kill Jesus. They knew he was the Messiah, but they couldn’t fathom losing their power over the townspeople—that fear caused a domino effect that has continued to impact lives even today.
Don’t let fear take ahold of you. Don’t make decisions based on fear. Walk in courage. Pray for courage.
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