Prayer: Adonai Yeshua please prepare the way for Your life in our lives. Bring us to a place where we want to spend the time, the energy, the risk it takes in order to contemplate and accept the deeper knowledge of Your Word and Who You are. Your amazing love is showing Your family how to live rightly, thank You for Your strength in us and the ability we have to share life with You in Your Son’s image and character, Yeshua The Messiah.
Post: Messiah came so that we may have life and it more abundantly. It says something along those lines in the latter part of John 10:10. We say immediately in our carnal minds “Yes, of coarse.” Why do we say this? Attached to that thought and much quieter is: “Because everything The Bible says is right and true.” We accept Scripture and then move on with our lives without giving the truth’s root in us the time for it to blossom. In a sanctified way, if we are in the mindset of The Spirit: life and peace, we will allow that truth to sink in and affect our lives, bringing us closer to God. These are the parts of God’s mind He has shown me through this Scripture:
The key for me right now in this Scripture is abundance. Why doesn’t it say “Messiah came so that we may have life” period, end of sentence? This can be answered in the beginning of verse ten. There is no denying that the end of verse ten is a complete thought in and of itself; however, that complete thought is preceded by a foundation for which that complete thought rests: the place in Yeshua’s mind that will unlock truth for us. The entire verse reads like this:
<The thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.>
So what have we learned here? The enemy uses the huge amount of authority that God has given him over life so that he can steal, kill, and destroy. He gives the world enough life to ensure there is life available for him to destroy that life, to kill that life, to steal that life. He does it slowly and it is not really him who is doing it, he more massages people into doing it to themselves through charisma, political correctness, cultural norms, being polite, and the desire for worldly gain whether it be riches, or just plain comfort. The kingdom of the flesh is where most the world resides and it revolves around death as that is it’s mindset, but in a very deceiving and veiled way. This is true for both the church world, and the secular world. Not immediate death, but eventually, slowly, death sings and sooths it’s victims to their graves with it’s seeming comforts and rest. We are allowed to pursue happiness and success and all the desirous things in life before we die within the law of death: the rules and structured order by which death operates. God holds the vast majority of life and in His mercy, He serves it up fresh and warm for those who have proven to be responsible with it. Those who are responsible ambassadors of life get an abundance of life while death is constantly slapping them in the face. Yet, truth presses on gracefully and life comes to and from His soldiers in such a way that works to the greater good of all believers, even if parts of them are still proving to be enemies to the household.
Yeshua, He allows for us to live outside of the kingdom of the flesh. What He did in life gives us a small pathway that is an escape from death (remember, not death as in believe in Yeshua or else you’re going to get hit with Pei Mei’s 5 point palm exploding heart technique) into life abundantly. Not just enough life to be able to be played while the enemy tricks us into thinking we are in control. Messiah gives us enough life to conquer, to have authority over the flesh, even death itself as He displayed more than once through more than just Himself. He gives us goals and responsibility on the other side of salvation and then equips us to accomplish, He makes it challenging enough to make it worth while, and He gives us enough life to stay humble while doing it.
- The life that Yeshua provides for us is in abundance.
- The life that we are provided with as newborns until we begin to get saved is from The Father, yet with restrictions and built in chaos systems that are just beyond our strengths to overcome alone. They are personal to us while at the same time so common to man that the thought of conquering them is out of the question. This all for the exact purpose of taking life away for good in the end if we do not accept Yeshua as being Adonai, Lord and Master of life (which He was before all this began, is now, and always will be: you are accepting something that already was, not being used to make something that was not) and believe in our hearts that He has been raised from the dead.