John 6:15 - So Jesus, perceiving that they were intending to come and take Him by force to make Him king, withdrew again to the mountain by Himself alone. NASU
You can be sure the plan to make Jesus an earthly king was nothing more than a "distraction" sent by the devil himself. The devil knows humans extremely well and sending distractions is something he does continuously. His plan has been working on us for thousands of years. So why would he want to change his tactics?
The reason he tries to distract us is he doesn't want us to accomplish our goals.
There is no doubt in my mind He would have made a great earthly king. In fact, He would have been the greatest earthly king of all time. BUT that was not His goal.
If He would have become an earthly king it would have been in direct opposition to the goal He set before He left heaven.
Here is what I mean by that: Jesus as an earthly king could have made sure everyone had a good job. "How?" you might ask. He could have made sure that all the plants had a record producing year.
He could have sent the right amount of sunshine and rain on the plants each week. The corn, carrots, beets, potatoes, wheat, barley, grapes and olives would have produced in abundance.
He could have had the sheep and cows produce record amounts of wool, milk and offspring.
People throughout Israel would have been working. Foreign merchants and traders would have been constantly coming to buy and sell their goods. Do you get the picture? They would have had Jesuscare, which I am sure would be far better than Obamacare.
He could have taken care of everyone's health issues. He could have blessed the water and said, "Everyone who drinks from it would be made well again."
Then there is this one last act that He could have done that would have made Him famous. He could have resurrected the dead and given them back to their loved ones.
Jesus would have been the greatest earthly king to ever have lived, BUT that was not His goal.
He chose to be a Spiritual King instead of an earthly one. I hope that you have chosen Him to be your Spiritual Lord, King and Savior. This was the greatest accomplishment for Jesus and nothing was able to stop Him from reaching His goal.
These distractions may be beneficial to you and others, but they will never benefit anyone greatly. You have to make a choice. Do I do good things or great things? Do I let myself be distracted or stick to my goal?
Once you start traveling on the pathway to Heaven you can be sure distractions will come your way. Theses distractions only have one purpose and that is to get you to go for good instead of great.
Matt. 6:33 - "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you" NASU
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A good leader inspires men to have a confidence in him; a great leader inspires men to have confidence in themselves.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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