Luke 7:23

10/21/2020

"Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me"

This verse tells us that we are blessed went we don't fall away from God because we are disappointed with him.

We can literally fall away from God, no longer worship him and refuse to believe in him, because he did something that hurt us or discouraged us.

Jesus said this after they brought his a message from John the Baptist.

At this time, John the Baptist was in jail and a few days before he baptised Jesus and hear the voice of the Lord saying, "This is my Son, whom I am well pleased".

Yet, John the Baptist did expected to be in jail. He expected Jesus to take over and overpower the Romans and rule as King of the Jews.

So when we found himself in jail, he began to question if Jesus as the true Messiah, and so he sent this message.

"When the men came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, 'Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect..' - Luke 7:20

Jesus replied, yes but do not fall away before of what I am doing at this time, when he said,

"So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."

This is a key passage to understand, because as approach the end times things are not going to be easy for Christians, and we will cry out to God and it may seem that he is not doing what we think he should, but we must not fall away.

In time all prophcies will be fulfilled and He will judge the world and will return to reign as it's King. Along the way, we will continue to trust and worship him.

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