…The Disciples Forsook Him and Fled


March 31

Jesus is a Mighty God; He is Mighty God. All power bow before Him, He is a Mighty God, every power bow before Him He is a Mighty God.

Glory, Honour, Power and Majesty belong to Christ our God.  I have joy in my heart, the joy of salvation, My Savior has given me the joy of salvation, joy, joy, every day, Joy, joy, joy everyday, the joy of salvation, joy everyday.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the joy of salvation that is flowing my soul today. Thank You Lord for sending our Lord Jesus to cross that our joy may be complete. Thank You Lord. Thank You for fulfilling Your promise to us as a ministry, our joy indeed is overflowing and we cannot thank You enough. Praise be to Jesus in the highest.

Beloveth, today is the day the Lord has made and we shall rejoice and be glad in it. Yes we should rejoice and be glad in indeed. The Lord assured us at the beginning of the month that we will dominate with joy. I am a living witness and am sure you have so much to talk about. The death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus cause unlimited joy to overflow in our life and situation.

The month is rounding up today to the glory of God, and we all have testimonies which the hand of the Lord has wrought for us. We cannot thank Him enough for His Faithfulness and mercies all through the month. The Lord orchestrated a path for me that up till now I don’t know how to thank Him enough. He saved my son from a dangerous fall and so many other things time might not permit me to pen down here, above all, He crowned it with the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let all glory, honour, adoration belongs to Him Alone in Jesus Name.

Jesus is Lord. He is the King of kings, He is the Lord of lords from the ages past, come and behold the Faithfulness of the Lord:

“Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.” Matthew 26:56

He never deserted them, but they in cowardly fear of their lives, fled from Him in the very beginning of His sufferings. This is but one instructive instance of the frailty of all believers if left to themselves; they are but sheep at the best, and they flee when the wolf cometh. They had all been warned of the danger, and had promised to die rather than leave their Master; and yet they were seized with sudden panic, and took to their heels.

It may be, that I, at the opening of this day, have braced up my mind to bear a trial for the Lord’s sake, and I imagine myself to be certain to exhibit perfect fidelity; but let me be very jealous of myself, lest having the same evil heart of unbelief, I should depart from my Lord as the apostles did. It is one thing to promise, and quite another to perform. It would have been to their eternal honour to have stood at Jesus’ side right manfully; they fled from honour; may I be kept from imitating them!

Where else could they have been so safe as near their Master, who could presently call for twelve legions of angels? They fled from their true safety. O God, let me not play the fool also. Divine grace can make the coward brave. The smoking flax can flame forth like fire on the altar when the Lord wills it. These very apostles who were timid as hares, grew to be bold as lions after the Spirit had descended upon them, and even so the Holy Spirit can make my recreant spirit brave to confess my Lord and witness for His truth.

What anguish must have filled the Saviour as He saw His friends so faithless! This was one bitter ingredient in His cup; but that cup is drained dry; let me not put another drop in it. If I forsake my Lord, I shall crucify Him afresh, and put Him to an open shame. Keep me, O blessed Spirit, from an end so shameful.

This is a prayer every child of God must pray daily having seen what befall the apostle we must not assume that we can make it of our own accord but trust the Holy Spirit to help us till the end. Come and see the joy that swell up in the heart of our savior in the hour of His death. He rejoiced in the Spirit. More from below:

“In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit.” Luke 10:21

The Saviour was “a man of sorrows,” but every thoughtful mind has discovered the fact that down deep in His innermost soul He carried an inexhaustible treasury of refined and heavenly joy. Of all the human race, there was never a man who had a deeper, purer, or more abiding peace than our Lord Jesus Christ. “He was anointed with the oil of gladness above His fellows.” His vast benevolence must, from the very nature of things, have afforded Him the deepest possible delight, for benevolence is joy.

There were a few remarkable seasons when this joy manifested itself. “At that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth.” Christ had His songs, though it was night with Him; though His face was marred, and His countenance had lost the lustre of earthly happiness, yet sometimes it was lit up with a matchless splendour of unparalleled satisfaction, as He thought upon the recompense of the reward, and in the midst of the congregation sang His praise unto God.

In this, the Lord Jesus is a blessed picture of His church on earth. At this hour the church expects to walk in sympathy with her Lord along a thorny road; through much tribulation she is forcing her way to the crown. To bear the cross is her office, and to be scorned and counted an alien by her mother’s children is her lot; and yet the church has a deep well of joy, of which none can drink but her own children.

There are stores of wine, and oil, and corn, hidden in the midst of our Jerusalem, upon which the saints of God are evermore sustained and nurtured; and sometimes, as in our Saviour’s case, we have our seasons of intense delight, for “There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of our God.” Exiles though we be, we rejoice in our King; yea, in Him we exceedingly rejoice, while in His name we set up our banners.

Beloved, did you see that, the Lord Jesus rejoiced as He dies for you that you may live eternal with Your Father. How do you accept trials that comes your way in the Name of the Lord? How do you accept suffering in the Name of the Lord? Finally beloved, the cross you are meant to bear with Christ, how patiently do you carry on it?

Lord, help us not to deny You but patiently bear Your cross with You as Joseph did, that our joy may be complete and we will dominate all that hitherto had dominated us in Jesus Name.

May God grant us grace to see the New Month in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.