Many people have the wrong idea about satan and the hell that waits. The evil that is plaguing this earth right now, has no power and will not be in control when it comes to the lake of fire. The only person that has full control over all these things is the Father in heaven! The evil has perverted this fact and helped paint pictures in the minds of people so as to deceive them of the truth. The living God is exactly what He says He is! He has told us straight up through the words He spoke through His prophets and then also His Son Jesus!
29 for our God is a consuming fire.
4 Behold, the Lord will dispossess her
And cast her wealth into the sea;
And she will be consumed with fire.
The greatest deception is not the big lies that evil uses, it is the little ones that add up over time as the truth gets twisted. The fire is fully in the hands of the Father in which was used so much before the Christ. The new covenant that was to come through the Christ or messiah was to engage the full heart of the Father (God) on all mankind! This is why Jeremiah the prophet was told these words from God!
33 “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Jesus was born so that all things could come to pass that was spoke of through the prophets! The man that Jesus chose, or that the Father brought to Him, was Peter a man of low standard in the eyes of the society in those days. Peter would become one of the greatest men for the work of his Lord Jesus. When Peter was finally caught and sentenced to death it fulfilled what Jesus told him would happen!
18 “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.”
Jesus just got done asking Peter to tend His sheep for Him because Jesus was about to ascend to the Father. By the time Peter was caught almost all the other Apostles had been martyred. Historians say that Peter was dressed in prison garbs and led out to where no man wants to go and then was crucified upside down. It is said that Peter requested this because He was not worthy to be crucified up right like his Lord Jesus! Peter understood that being a servant of His Father God and His Lord Jesus Christ was the most important thing that had ever happened to him. The words of His Lord Jesus taught him what is was to be a humble servant. Many people look over the very words Peter tells us!
11 While he was clinging to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them at the so-called portico of Solomon, full of amazement.
12 But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk?
13 “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
14 “But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
15 but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses.
16 “And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.
17 “And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also.
18 “But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
It put a whole new meaning to servant in Peter’s eyes when he was taught by the greatest servant to ever walk this earth! Jesus did so many awesome things in front of the disciples who would later become Apostles. It was the teachings that they had received from their Lord Jesus that created a heart in these men that could only be done through the work of the Father in them. This is why Jesus told them these things!
26 “But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.
25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
26 “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
27 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Jesus uses the word lord here as he is referring to the fact that the Gentiles (those without the true God) had authority over them. Once again lord means “one with authority” in the English. LORD God in the Old Testament was always used to refer to Yahweh, Jehovah, etc..! It was always all capital letters so has to stress the difference between the LORD God and all others who would come. When the LORD God spoke to the prophets He would be clear on what it was He was going to accomplish one day through His Christ!
13 Behold, My servant will prosper,
He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.
11 As a result of the anguish of His soul,
He will see it and be satisfied;
By His knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
As He will bear their iniquities.
9 “I will bring forth offspring from Jacob,
And an heir of My mountains from Judah;
Even My chosen ones shall inherit it,
And My servants will dwell there.
To be called in the name of the LORD God it meant that when the one called was sent, He or she would have the authority with them that God ordained on them. We all know what authority Jesus was given because He told us! The one sent was never considered greater than the God who sent them though! Even Solomon was given a glory from God, but not the LORD God’s glory!
16 “Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.
28 “You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
2 Chronicles 7:1
1 Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house.
29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
27 “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
Jesus tells us of the glory Solomon had but it was only the glory that the Father had given Solomon. It was not the personal all powerful glory of the living God! This is why Jesus taught His disciples these words!
8 But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
20 The shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.
54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’;
32 if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.
It is important to allow the Holy (set apart) spirit or breathe of Yahweh to guide our hearts. Jesus was born to teach us how to be the servant that can help others in ways so that God can work through us! It is only through Jesus that we have salvation and truth as it is the order ordained from the living God that all these things came to pass! Peter’s sermon tells us that Jesus was the servant of