Jesus Overcame the World
By David J. Stewart
John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
I rejoice every time I think about John 16:33, which is exactly what the Lord tells us to do, because Jesus has overcome the world. I'm excited just writing about it. Jesus is so awesome and amazing. The Pharisees tried, oh how they tried, to find fault in the Savior; but they couldn't. Jesus is the perfect Lamb of God. Amen!
The Scribes and Pharisees, and many of the Jews, desperately tried to turn Jesus into a villain. They hated His guts because Jesus spoke the truth, and was good and perfect, and confident in His teachings. The religious leaders hated Jesus because He was beyond reproach, and the people loved Him, and He was influencing a lot of people. They were envious.
This is why so many wicked and arrogant people today despise the name of Jesus, because He overcame the world. Just as the Jews rejected Jesus as their Messiah 2,000 years ago, so do most Jews reject Him today. Judaism teaches that their Messiah hasn't come yet. In their arrogance and hatred for the Lord Jesus Christ, they will instead embrace the Antichrist as their Messiah (2nd Thessalonians 2:4).
It is wonderful to know that Jesus overcame this evil world. Romans 5:18, “Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of One the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.” Jesus is the spotless, perfect, holy, Lamb of God. Jesus overcame this life. The arrogant and self-righteous chief priests, Scribes and Pharisees are burning in Hell this moment; but Jesus is seated on the right hand of power, at the Father's side (Colossians 3:1).
Everyone in this world has one of two options:
- Humble yourself by coming to God the Father through His Son for forgiveness of sins (John 14:6).
- Go to Hell (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9).
Those people today who are arrogant, and reject Jesus as the Messiah, are going to Hell if they don't repent of their unbelief. It makes some people so mad that they have to go through Jesus Christ to be saved, that they'd rather burn in Hell, and they will, forever (Revelation 20:15).
Accusing the Lamb of God
Mark 12:13, “And they send unto Him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch Him in His words.” Ah, but they failed!
In John 8:5-7, the Pharisees tried to find reason to ACCUSE the Lord...
“Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting Him, that they might have to ACCUSE HIM. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground, as though He heard them not. So when they continued asking Him, He lifted up Himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
I believe I know what Jesus wrote on the ground, but I cannot say for certain... “Where's the man?”
Those hypocrites dragged the woman before Jesus to have her stoned, but they didn't bring the man. They claimed they had caught her in the very act of adultery. So why did they only bring the woman?
Here are some more Scriptures, but not all of them, where religious hypocrites accused the Lamb of God...
- Matthew 12:10, “And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse Him.”
- Luke 11:53-54, “And as He said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge Him vehemently, and to provoke Him to speak of many things. Laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.”
- Luke 23:2, “And they began to accuse Him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that He Himself is Christ a King.”
- Luke 23:10, “And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him.”
If evil men accused the precious Lord Jesus Christ, then certainly they will accuse His disciples. Ah, but Jesus has OVERCOME THE WORLD, and we are on the winning side in Christ Jesus. We can be of good cheer because we know that it's just a matter of time until we see the Lord, and the tribulations of this earthly life will be over, and our health problems will be gone forever, and we will be with our precious Lord Jesus Christ.
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