Eph 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
WNT For ours is not a conflict with mere flesh and blood, but with the despotisms, the empires, the forces that control and govern this dark world–the spiritual hosts of evil arrayed against us in the heavenly warfare.
MESS For ours is not a conflict with mere flesh and blood, but with the despotisms, the empires, the forces that control and govern this dark world–the spiritual hosts of evil arrayed against us in the heavenly warfare.
OTHER TRANS – We wrestle, We are not fighting, our Struggle,
Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
19 for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Matt 16:13-18 – 16 You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
21 From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day. 22 Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.” 23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”
NLT 23 Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.”
1 Cor 13:8 Love never fails
REAL LOVE IS EXPRESSED IN ACTION NOT JUST EMOTION!
Matt 14:13 Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities. 14 When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.
HE ATTACKED THE PAIN AND SUFFERING WITH COMPASSION!
JESUS ON THE CROSS
- HOW COULD JESUS RESPOND TO THE TREATMENT HE WAS RECEIVING?
JESUS KNEW THAT PEOPLE WERE NOT HIS ENEMIES.
HE WON THE FIGHT – THE WAR WITH COMPASSION.
HE WASN’T MOVED BY THE EMOTIONS OF THE MOMENT BUT BY THE COMPASSION OF GOD
YIELD TO LOVE NOT HUMAN EMOTION OF THE MOMENT!