The Only Right Worth Dying for
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We live in an age where everybody is worried about protecting their rights.New England Churches 049 There is the right to defend ourselves, the right to privacy, and so on. This is nothing new. God provided Esther “for such a time as this” when God’s people needed someone to defend them. The NSA of the day was following Daniel around, and found him praying in an open window. Apparently he was not so concerned about his privacy. He had nothing to hide. Even though the NSA of the day found Daniel, right there in the open, God still protected him. We could go on and on about the rights we think we deserve, but if you could only retain one right what would it be? When Jesus became a man He had His rights violated too, and you may be surprised at the only right He refused to relinquish.

“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee To day[, ]shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43

Behold the matchless love Jesus has for sinful man! He comes to our earth King of Kings and Lord of Lords the Creator and Ruler of the universe. Satan wants to destroy Jesus. What Satan did to the Son of God here on Earth is exactly what he would have done to Him in heaven if he had been able. What love Jesus has for us when He comes down to this earth and tells Satan, “Okay, I will let you take my crown away and give Me a crown of thorns. You may strip me of my royal robes and let me hang on a cruel cross. You can take away My scepter and mock me and slap Me in the face. You may mock My claim to be king of the Jews, and at last you can crucify Me and take away my life, and yes I will give up my omnipresence eternally. But the one right that I will never ever let go is My right to forgive sinners!”

Out of all the rights and privileges of being the King of this universe, the only right Jesus did not give up on the cross was His right to forgive your sins! When we fail and feel hopeless, let us keep this in mind. Jesus never gives up on us, so we must never give up either. He died for us not when we were at our best, but when we were at our worst.

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”  Hebrews 4:15-16

When we have fallen, and Satan attempts to make us feel beyond the reach of grace, remember the only right Jesus clung to on the cross was the right to forgive sin. When others are standing in the need of mercy, and we feel they have violated our rights, and we are tempted to defend ourselves against them, remember that we already have a High priest who is defending and protecting us.

Let’s also exercise the one right which was never taken away from Jesus and can never be taken away from us – the right to forgive.

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The Only Right Worth Dying for — 6 Comments

  1. I thank thee let the grace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST be with you always, i loved your lesson and my hope is this i want to learn more from this part so let GOD enable to remember me on giving good things like these amen

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  2. That's good William, God is Love can't add to it or take away from it. Now who wouldn't Love a God like that.Jesus is Love and Has the power to forgive the Sin Problem that we all Have.Thats why I Love Him so.

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  3. That's awesome; the one right I will never relinquish is my right and entitlement to the love of God because of what Jesus, my King and my High Priest, did on the cross. The enemy has been giving me the share of his curse—eating of dust (i.e, sin—see Genesis 3:14 ) but that simple realization of the "matchless" love of God has kept me afloat so far. Another right I will never ever relinquish is my right to prayer. Prayer is one of the most underestimated weapons; to be able to communicate with a living, eternal, creator and redeemer God? And I’ll be talking? He’ll be listening? WOW That's a channel I will always keep alive. Friends, it doesn't matter how much of a sinner you are or how far you’ve walked from the fold of God, keep that channel of communication open with your Creator. Our heavenly father knew each one of us before we’re even conceived; that puts His relationship with us very intimate—closer than even our biological parents. That’s why we worship Him; that’s why we love and celebrate Him. So yea, don’t give up your right to prayer no matter what. A person who gives that up is as good as dead; prayer is our oxygen. God help us all!!

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  4. Awe....this was such a Precious message. Praise Lord Jesus and Father and Comforter. I have experienced sooo many miracles lately I can't count them. Thank you for this story! God bless you William

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  5. Because of what Jesus did on the cross, He has earned the right to not only to forgive but to cleanse us from our sins. He has earned the right to save us from our sins. He has earned us the right to be able one day, in person to bow and worship Him at His feet. That's a right worth dying to "self" for.

    Thank-you William for your ministry. God bless us all.

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