“Jesus is Above All”
John 3:31-36 -- "The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.33 The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands.36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him."Two times in verse 31 it says “above all.” Jesus is the one who is above all. As Christians it would do us well to remember this; drive this verse home in our head, make it part of our heart, soul and mind.
Last week a survey was released that stated that for the first time in America’s history Protestant Christians dropped below being 50% of the population. I received a phone call about this asking what I think about it. Two things:
1. It is fulfillment of Scripture (1 Timothy 4:1 says “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.”
2. It challenges us to do our job—reach the world for Christ. If we truly believe what it says in John 3:31-36 (printed above), what more motivation do we need?
Jesus is the only way. He alone is “above all.”