Jesus to the Rescue!
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Many have seen the movies and read books to children about the knight in shining armor who comes and saves the damsel in distress. As we read we dream of someone caring for us the way the knight cares for the damsel. Would anyone ever pursue us with such desire?

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What if I told you, that someone is pursuing you with such desire and even more so? What if I told you that Genesis 3:15 was where the original love story of the damsel in distress and knight in shining armor came from? Writers are not as original as they like to think. Fiction is often based on some truth, because writers have to get their ideas from somewhere. Since the story happened first here, I would guess that all the other books have been copy cats. Nothing beats the original version!

And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15 NLT

Jesus is talking to Satan, or the dragon, since these stories need a dragon, right? The woman, the damsel has fallen into the hands of the dragon, but Jesus is telling the dragon He is going to rescue the damsel. You could also say the damsel is a princess and the Prince of Peace is going to rescue the princess.

Sure enough the Prince of Peace is faithful to His promise!

Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True. Revelation 19:11 NLT

The prince or knight always comes in on a horse right?

His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself. Revelation 19:12 NLT

Pure speculation on my part, but since the understanding of the name is not known, speculation is allowed. I have read of detectives keeping the names of missing people and even their pictures in their wallets because they are obsessed with their rescue mission. Could it be that Jesus has a special name for His damsel in distress inscribed on His person? Even written on His heart? There has never been in the history of love stories, a prince who has desired and pursued a damsel like the Prince of Peace is pursuing you! There has never been a knight in shining armor who has desired a woman like Jesus desires His church!

Please remember. I am not making this rescue look like a fairy tale. Far from it! Fairy tales writers are the ones copying themes from the Bible and failing miserably at it! Hollywood doesn’t know what real love is and could never write a real love story. Let’s go on with the original and only real love story.

Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and their armies gathered together to fight against the one sitting on the horse and his army.  And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who did mighty miracles on behalf of the beast—miracles that deceived all who had accepted the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue. Both the beast and his false prophet were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse. Revelation 19:19-21 NLT

Jesus keeps good with His promise and comes to the rescue of His damsel in distress. He destroys the dragon and his followers who were putting His woman the church, in distress like a damsel. Now He and His damsel can marry, go to His castle and live happily ever after.

I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Revelation 21:3-4 NLT

There are so many versions of love stories because everyone loves a good love story. The Song of Solomon is proof God loves a good love story too, but not the cheap imitations. He loves the original story. The original version is the only version where they really do “live happily ever after”!

Please don’t waste time on cheap fairy tale stories that make you dream about someone desiring and pursuing you. Read the real story about a real Prince Who has real love for His damsel in distress which is you! Read in the Bible how He promises to rescue you from the dragon because He really does love you with a love no paper back novel can emulate. There will never be a greater story. There will never be a greater love. There will never be a greater Prince or Knight in Shining Armor. And there will never be another damsel in distress who is loved, desired, and pursued as much as Jesus, loves, desires and is pursuing you! He is too great a gentleman to force Himself. All He needs is your consent, and He will rescue you from the dragon so you can both live happily ever after.

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Jesus to the Rescue! — 9 Comments

  1. Jesus is love and He rescue us from unknown enemies. I really love to read these Sabbath lessons because they revive my spirit they keep my heart close to God will.n

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  2. There has never been in the history of
    love stories, a prince who has desired and pursued
    a damsel like the Prince of Peace is pursuing you!
    There has never been a knight in shining armor
    who has desired a woman like Jesus desires His
    church! WOOOW!!!. This is so touching, thank you Pst Williams for this love story. Is as if i have never read that verse before. Thank you Jesus for coming to ma rescue.

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  3. Absolutely brilliant, well written article. Thank you. This refreshed my weary soul this morning.

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  4. Thank you so much for reminding us about what true and pure love really is. We have been so messed up in this world that our perception of love has been distorted. I am so thankful for God's example of love for mankind.

    A very well written article.

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  5. Wow! My mother is in the hospital so I started reading these to her each day. We both exclaimed that we had never looked at this in this manner.
    I plan to have youth group meetings at my house this year and this is difinitely one oft topics. Thank you!

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  6. I love Sabbath school net reading. It is encouraging me to read the bible more. Also to be closer to our loving saviour and focus on the truth, keep my eyes on the cross of Christ Jesus our rescuer. The Prince of peace and His coming helps me forget all my troubles. It's help me a lot with my everyday journey. May God power move your heart as it does mine. Thank you so much

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  7. Wowww... I must confess I love this beautiful illustration of God's unfathomable love towards His own. Reading this post this sabat morning has giving me an intro to this sabat discussion. Thanks Pastor!

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  8. Wow! this is a beautiful true , true story I never looked at it this way before. Pastor Williams I truly believe God has guiding you while you were putting this story message. You are right Jesus is the Prince who is coming to rescue his damsel who is in trouble I can say Thank you Lord for this story well put together so we can understand who the prince is and what he is doing. This morning you make my morning through the holy spirit Thank you.

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  9. Awesome display of true understanding. In this world, the evil prince has done much to discredit the glorious story of our Knight of our Prince of peace. What He has done is seriously downplayed and so the impact of His sacrifice and His unparalleled love pursual is put out to pasture in our minds.

    Your summary of the true version is a beautiful reminder that not only warms the cockles of our hearts but renounces the cheap fairy tale spin offs and restores in our minds how unmatched, unsurpassed, unequivocal, incontrovertible God's love is for man. For when we are able to acknowledge that He first loved us, then we begin to love Him.

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