Scripture reading for April 29th: John 18
Key Scriptures for over-comers: John 18:36-37 “Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, My servants would fight to prevent My arrest by the Jews. But now My kingdom is from another place.” “You are a king, then!”, said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king, in fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to Me.” “What is truth?” Pilate asked.”
Jesus was questioned by Pilate as to if He was “King of the Jews.” Jesus responded that His kingdom was not of this world, but from another place. (Heaven) Jesus admitted that He was born a King! His purpose was to declare the kingdom of God and Heaven and to reveal the truth about God the Father’s love. This is the “Truth” that many, including Pilate, struggled to understand. Jesus plainly stated that anyone on the side of truth would listen to Him.
Observations for over-comers: Over-comers know Jesus as King of Kings and now through Him know God as their heavenly Father. They await their King, coming in power and majesty to bring them into the fullness of the kingdom. “Gird your sword upon your side, O Might One; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty. In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome deeds.” (Psalm 45:3-4)