High noon

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John 14:28-31

Joh 14:28 You have heard me saying to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would celebrate the fact that I am going to the Father, because the Father is more significant than I.

Joh 14:29 I have said it to you now before it happens so that when it does happen you may continue to trust.

Joh 14:30 I will not talk with you much longer, because the ruler of the world is coming. He has nothing to do with me.

Joh 14:31 On the contrary, so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do as the Father commanded me. “Get up; let’s leave here.

High noon

In the classic western, the clock seems to go ever so slowly in the minutes before the showdown between the hero and the villain. High noon is coming.

Jesus compares his Father with the ruler of the world— Satan. The contest is between those two, and the winner is the one to whom Jesus remains loyal. That is why Jesus says that Satan – the usurping ruler of the world – has nothing to do with him. Jesus has made his choice. Have you?

Lord, our loyalty pledge is to you, and our heavenly Father. The usurper has nothing to do with us.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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