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The Champion's Return
There is a Toby Mac song I currently love, mostly because of the picture it paints. The words are below. Make sure to listen to it after you finish reading. It has a kind of a Rocky feel to it.
It may be midnight or midday Never early, never late He gon' stand by what He claim Lived enough life to say I heard your heart I see your pain Out in the dark Out in the rain Feel so alone Feel so afraid I heard you pray in Jesus' name It may be midnight or midday It's never early, never late He gon' stand by what He claim I've lived enough life to say Help is on the way (roundin' the corner) Help is on the way (comin' for ya) Help is on the way (yeah, yeah) I've lived enough life to say Help is on the way Sometimes it's days Sometimes it's years Some face a lifetime of falling tears But He's in the darkness He's in the cold Just like the morning, He always shows It may be midnight or midday It's never early, never late He gon' stand by what He claim I've lived enough…
Imagine Jesus as the champion of the people. He died for our sins, suffering the most horrific death imaginable. He was down for 3 days but he came out the victor on resurrection day, to redeem us to Himself. Imagine Jesus every day rolling up his sleeves to help those he died for. Imagine Jesus rolling up his sleeves and getting ready for the final battle. He is never early. He is never late. He will stand by what he claims. HELP IS ON THE WAY!
Don't you just love it?!
John 11:25 "Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;"
Revelation 20:6 "Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years."
Revelations 17:14 "They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”