Many believe that God shows us love by the satisfaction of the atonement in Christ Jesus. In doing so they miss a crucial part of God’s nature. We k now of Jesus being the Firstborn among many, the author of faith. Truly He is the first in all things. In being so He fills all in all.
God is rich in mercy and because of this Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. This anointing of Christ and His body (the church) to be the recipients of God’s rich mercy was depicted in the anointing of Arron. (Lev. 8:12 Ps. 133:2) It starts at the head (Christ) and flows abundantly over the body. This is the nature of our entire relationship to Christ and why my critics display their ignorance when they boast to know Him and His ways.
The reasons our prayers are answered is because the answers proceeded the petition. If we are praying in accordance with His will this must be so. Why did Christ take our stripes? Because God in advance decreed victory over sin, death, and their consequences. My victory boast is not foolishness as though I am ignorant of my enemy. In Ps. 21:11 (Making it personal) “Judge Alsup intended evil against Scott and I, he imagined a mischievous device, which he is not able to perform.” He possessed the wickedness to imagine, the cunning to devise, and the malice to plot, but blessed be God, he lacks the ability. This answer proceeds my petitions for deliverance. It is a simple thing for faith to appropriate this total victory which started at the Christ head and flows abundantly over His body. Of course my boast of victory are not vanity. I have surely suffered the intention, the device, and the clever plot but now the tide has shifted to my advantage. Christ has all ability and Judge Alsup has none. Never will a man even if he were able to wield all the world’s power by his single hand have the ability to overcome Christ. This is a fate complete certainty already prove, established, and set in advance for us to walk in. How can one justify cowardice under these facts? As Judge Alsup vainly hopes to finalize his evil plan upon me he has crossed that threshold of guaranteed failure.
It is my prayer that most of you would come to a reasonable knowledge of your standing and stop shrinking back during evil intent, cunning devices, and malicious plots, and with faith look to the coming of that promise of your enemy’s inability.
There are a thousand other examples of Christ’s preeminence in all things. Enter this race to take first prize because first in all things is the body’s position in Christ. My confidence is not arrogance only practical acceptance. Judge Alsup’s confidence is baseless arrogance founded on delusional ignorance. Judge with the eyes of men and remain blind to the inevitable result.