There were several things but I think the biggest thing Is that I still have areas of my life where I struggle with rejection.
There were several instances were things happened on the event where Holy Spirit Highlighted my rejection
It is not necessary to divulge what happened but that those were opportunities for me to grow. There were a couple times where I don’t think I grew very well or handled it very well and then there were other times where I handled it like a man of God should.
Jesus suffered the ultimate rejection. the people that he loved put him on the cross. His father his daddy heard his prayer and did not answer. Has that ever happened to anyone before?
Hebrews 5:7 (Wuest – The New Testament: An Expanded Translation) 7 who [the Lord Jesus] in the days of His flesh, offered up special, definite petitions for that which He needed, and supplications, doing this with strong cryings and tears to the One who was able to be saving Him out from within death [i.e., to raise Him out from the state of death] and was heard on account of His godly fear.
I had never noticed this before, it’s clear that his Daddy in heaven heard him. He heard him. His answer was total silence. Jesus went to the Cross as a man because he was man. He couldn’t pull himself off that cross if he wanted to. The scripture is clear He emptied himself which makes this even more powerful.
Philippians 2:7 (Wuest – The New Testament: An Expanded Translation) 7 but himself He emptied, himself He made void, having taken the outward expression of a bondslave, which expression comes from and is truly representative of His nature [as deity], entering into a new state of existence, that of mankind.
Think about this for one minute. If you were nailed to a cross and you cried out to your earthly father, can you take me down from here and he didn’t answer. Would you feel rejected?
Hebrews 5:8 (Wuest – The New Testament: An Expanded Translation) 8 Though He was Son [of God] by nature, yet He learned obedience from the things which He suffered,
The ultimate example of obedience. The ultimate example of overcoming rejection.
Thank you Jesus.
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