MONDAY, JANUARY 20
Scripture: Luke 22:41-44
Luke 22 highlights the major battle existing over yielding to self-will in all five applications where Jesus shed His blood for our victory! This account says, “And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.’ Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” The very first place Jesus shed His blood in the process of obtaining our salvation was in the garden resisting the will of the enemy and embracing the will of God. Our inheritance in the New Testament with Christ as our example is settled here. Jesus overcame the temptation to embrace a self-serving path. That is what He bought and paid for. The power of the Holy Spirit enables us to obey when our flesh objects. We have been given a Helper to enable us choose the eternal purpose of God. Jesus shed His Own Blood to redeem us from that battle and that war in order for us to lay claim to doing the will of God by the power of the Holy Spirit! The victory is ours!