the higher court

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WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

Luke 12:8-9

Luk 12:8 “I tell you, whoever admits allegiance to me before men, the Son of Man will also admit that he is connected to before God’s angels.
Luk 12:9 But the one who denies me before men will be denied before God’s angels.

the higher court

The people who listened to Jesus and saw his miracles would be amazed by him, but soon the question for them would not be whether Jesus was wise or powerful or godly. The question would be whether they wanted to admit allegiance to Jesus and his kingdom in light of the wave of opposition to him. The religious experts would turn against Jesus, and most of the population would side with them in spite of what they has seen and heard.

Jesus knew this, so he warned his followers that there is a higher court than the court of popular opinion. That higher court is God’s court, witnessed by God’s angels. The decision made in the higher court would not be the decision of the creatures, but the decision of the creator.

LORD, may we remain loyal to you and your coming kingdom, even if the court of present popularity stands against us.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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