Saturday, February 28, 2009
The Imprint of Christ
By Ramone - February 22, 2009
So the Lord God said to the serpent,This picture came one night as I was out eating with my wife and her sister at a restaurant. I saw the 'snakes' first as squiggly lines, particularly the darker one. And then later the "foot" of Christ (and us in Him) came, along with the background. I know it means that we are in Him, and that because He has overcome, we have overcome! This is our banner of victory --not that we have overcome the enemy, but that we have overcome because He has overcome for us already! His heel was struck, His life was bruised and abused, crushed for our sins. Our banner of victory is what He has accomplished for us.
"...I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your seed and hers;
He will crush your head,
and you will strike His heel."
- Genesis 3:14-15
"These things I have spoken to you,
that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation;
but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world..."
"Because I live, you also will live."
- John 16:33, 14:19
The seventy-two returned with joy and said,
"Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your name."
He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions
and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you,
but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said,
"I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned,
and revealed them to little children.
Yes, Father, for this was Your good pleasure."
- Luke 10:17-21
Thank You, Lord!