Daily Inspiration – St. John 14:30 (KJV) “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me”.
It was coming to the time Jesus had prepared for since it had been decided that He needed to be “the sacrificial lamb” here on earth for folk like you and I to be received into this blessed salvation plan. His mind was made up and much like Paul the Apostle, He had run the race, the course was about to be over.
In speaking to His disciples, He knew preparation was needed and like the caring father He was, He was putting things into perspective and even though they might not understand at this point, farther along they would complete the picture and understand everything He was telling them up to this point.
The Christ stated, “for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (John 14:30KJV); these are some powerful words being put forth. Jesus was saying, I am about to be judged by the “one” who loves to judge the righteous, my life is about to go through the most intense scrutiny; every deed I have done is about to come under observation; every word I have ever spoken in public is subject to interpretation, but one thing I can promise you is: they will have nothing on me.
Jesus was basically telling His disciples that although the world judges Him, tries Him, persecutes Him, and ultimately kills Him in the most horrendous manner, He was sinless by the court of heaven.
Beloved, it is a most critical juncture in our lives; as we prepare for our departure from this world, can we say much like Jesus, “the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me”? Can we say that we have fought a good fight; we have finished our course and henceforth is laid up for us a crown of righteousness?
Even as we live this life as if tonight our life will be required of us, can we cross over into that world beyond knowing that the judge of the righteous, “has nothing” on us?
I’ve seen many people disappear from this life without advance warning and they were pretty cute, handsome, and beautiful and had much to live: family, great job, promising future, wonderful family and then nothing. They cease to be alive. Some I have wondered, did the prince of this world “have anything on them”? Jesus died so He can’t have anything on us, use this wildcard.
Will you be honest with yourself today and judge whether you can also say, “he has nothing on me”?
Trivia: In whose mouth did God’s word become fire??