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14. He has power to wipe away our tears

On the one side He is a mighty God but on the other side He is a prayer answering God – A God who sees our tears and pain. We read in Genesis about Hagar. When Abraham kicked Hagar out from his house, when she was in the midst of the wilderness, when she was in great pain and in great sorrow when she cried out to God, then God heard her cry and answered her from the heavens. (Genesis 21:18)

He is a God of compassion. He is not a God who sits on His throne looking and rejoicing over your pain. But He is a God who is moved with compassion and who heals the broken hearted. He is a God who knows your pain and sorrows and wants to wipe away all your tears.

When we look in the life of Jesus, we see that whenever Jesus saw the multitude, He was moved with compassion and He met the needs of the needy. We read in Matthew 9:36, "But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd."

Also the Bible says in Matthew 14:14, "And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick."

He was moved with compassion for the sick and suffering. He was moved with compassion for mourners and He wiped away the tears from their eyes. He filled their hearts with His unspeakable peace and joy. He can do the same thing for you.

15.   He has power to give us Eternal Life

Only God can give us eternal life or assurance of heaven. No man can give us assurance of heaven. When we read in the Bible we see that Jesus assured heaven for those who believed on Him and for those who accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

When Jesus was in this world, He spoke very clearly about the two places where the soul goes after the death of a person. He told a parable of Lazarus and a rich man. We see this parable in Luke 16:20 – 29.

"But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate,

"desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

"So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.

"And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

"Then he cried and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.'

"But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.

'And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.'

"Then he said, 'I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father's house,

'for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.'

"Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.'

(Luke 16:20-29)

Jesus told about a place of torment, a place of horror and also about another place where Lazarus was in peace - a wonderful place. Jesus also made it clear that, the moment they died they, went to two different places. Many wrongly think that each and every one will have access to heaven as the all loving God will not allow anybody to go to hell fire. And some think that when a person dies, he/she would be like a vegetable until the Day of Judgment and that only after the Day of Judgment they will go either to heaven or hell….

But the Bible tells us a totally different story about life after death. Jesus said on several occasions that He came to give us eternal life or everlasting life so that we will never die. Of course Jesus was telling about our soul. One day our body will die but soul will live forever and forever no matter whether in heaven or in hell. Death is not an end of our life. That’s why Jesus said in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

Jesus purchased pardon for us on the cruel cross by shedding His precious blood to give us assurance of eternal life. Jesus Himself said in, John 3:14-17,

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,

"that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

(John 3:14-17)

Jesus has power to give assurance of eternal life and He gave assurance to those who believed in Him that they will not go before the Judgment seat of God because they have passed from death into life and they will never taste death – eternal death - as we read in Jesus said in John 5:24, "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life."

Again Jesus said in John 3:36, "He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him." John 6:27, "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him."

Today if you have not yet received the assurance of getting into heaven, this is the day, make sure where you are going because life is too short. Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14,

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it."

"Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

(Matthew 7:13-14)

16. He has power to Redeem us

From the beginning, God showed Himself as a redeeming God. Through out the history of Israel we see that God gave Laws of atonement so that people could get pardon from their sins.

According to the Mosaic Law Israelites used to sacrifice year after year repeatedly for the remission of their sins. The Bible says in Hebrew 10:2-4, "For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins."

We also see in the Old Testament that God is our redeemer. Psalms 78:35, "Then they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer."

Also the Bible says in Isaiah 41:14, "Fear not, you worm Jacob, You men of Israel! I will help you," says the LORD And your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel."

Most high God who is our redeemer is none other than Jesus who came down in the form of a man to redeem us from our sins and sinful nature. When Jesus saw that the sacrifices of animals could not take away the sins of people permanently, He came down in the form of a man. He shed His precious blood on the cruel cross so that His precious blood would redeem us from all our sins, all our guilt and make us holy. Jesus said in Matthew 26:28, "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."

Jesus said in Matthew 26:28, "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."

And also we read in Ephesians 1:7, "In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace."

He is the redeeming God. Today His pardon is available for us. No matter how big or how small the sins you may have committed, He can wash you whiter than snow.

Yes, Jesus proved that He is the very God who was from the beginning and there is nothing impossible with Him. No matter how much pain and sufferings you may be going through, Jesus can help you. When Jesus was in this world, He performed mighty miracles and showed His great power and authority over everything. We read in Matthew 28:18, "And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth."

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