16th April 2020

Nothing Could Stop Him!

“And she will bring forth a Son,and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:21 (NKJV)

Jesus determined from the beginning that He would come to live with His people to become their Saviour and lead them toward a glorious eternity. And ‘determined’ is the word! Nothing would stop Him! Even as a baby Herod couldn’t be rid of Him. His father, Joseph was warned in a dream to take Him to safety in Egypt.

As he began His ministry, Satan’s temptations couldn’t stop Him (Matthew 4:1-11).

Rejection and anger by His hometown didn’t stop Him.(Luke 4:16-30)

The Pharisees plotted to kill Him (Matthew 12:14). It didn’t stop Him. He would
only give His life at the designated time.

Life-threatening storms couldn’t stop Him. Jesus stopped the storm! (Matthew 8:23-27).

Peter, Jesus’ leading disciple tried to stop Him (Matthew 16:21-23). Jesus was having none of it. Nothing would stop Him.

Jesus’ ministry could have been deeply discouraging as they said, “You have a demon” in John 7:20. Verse 25 records that, “This is He whom they seek to kill.” His disciples didn’t understand Him (Luke 18:34), and His brothers didn’t believe Him (John 7:5). None of this stopped Him.

At Gethsemane, realisation of His imminent torture agony and death didn’t stop Him. Come what may, He would do His Father’s will (Luke 22:42).

Betrayal and desertion by His disciples didn’t stop Him (Luke 22:48 & 54-62).

The highest political power in the land offered Jesus a way out (John 19:10-11). He wouldn’t take it .He couldn’t be stopped!

Then ‘unstoppable’ Jesus went to His death. And guess what? Death couldn’t stop Him! In 3 days He had left the grave resurrected to glorious life! Nothing stops Jesus!

Even now He has not finished. He said He would build His church and He has. Nothing has stopped Him even though many have tried (Matthew 16:18).

Is there anything that can stop Jesus? No, nothing. So when He says He is preparing a place for us, and that He will return to raise up and meet His people, will anything stop Him? No, of course not. Nothing can stop Jesus!

Prayer
Come soon Lord Jesus. We know nothing will stop you.
Amen

Study by Doug Bass
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About the Author:
Doug Bass is a member of Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Gracecom Coulsdon
Coulsdon Community Church
Coulsdon Community Centre
Barrie Close
Chipstead Valley Road
COULSDON
CR5 3BE

Meeting Time:
Sunday 11am

Local Congregational Contact:
Brian Smith
Phone: 01243-699812
Email: coulsdon@gracecom.church

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