Because Jesus lived as a man, we know that He fully understands our experiences and struggles. Because He is God, He has the power and authority to deliver us from sin (13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (worldliness, manner of life), God made you alive together with Christ, having [freely] forgiven us all our sins, 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of legal demands [which were in force] against us and which were hostile to us. And this certificate He has set aside and completely removed by nailing it to the cross. 15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities [those supernatural forces of evil operating against us], He made a public example of them [exhibiting them as captives in His triumphal (great, victory, heroic) procession (demonstration)], having triumphed over them through the cross. Col. 2:13-15). We can tell Jesus all our thoughts, feelings, and needs. He has been where we are now, and He has the ability to help.

Jesus is like us because He experienced a full range of temptations throughout His life as a human being. We can be comforted knowing that Jesus faced temptation—He can   (understand, empathize, identify) with us. We can be encouraged knowing that Jesus faced temptation without giving in to sin. He shows us that we do not have to sin when facing the seductive lure of temptation. Jesus is the only perfect human being Who has ever lived. Prayer is our approach (draw closer) to God, and we are to come “with confidence.” Some Christians approach God meekly with heads hung low, afraid to ask Him to meet their needs. Others pray flippantly (frivolously, playfully, thoughtlessly, foolishly), giving little thought to what they say. Come with reverence (respect, admiration, worship, devotion) because He is your King. But also come with bold assurance because He is your Friend and Counselor. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. 4:15-16.

The blood of bulls and goats was powerless to take away the people’s sins. According to God’s plan, the Father sent Jesus into the world to be His Freewill Offering. He gave His Only Son, Willingly, to be the final sacrificial offering for our sins.

For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

~John 3:16  


Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you 

Prophetess Dr. Eleanor Nichols



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