THURSDAY, MAY 2
Scripture: Hebrews 2: 14-17
Hebrews 2:14-17 in the NET Bible says, ”Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he likewise shared in their humanity, so that through death he could destroy the one who holds the power of death (that is the devil), and set free those who were held in slavery all their lives by their fear of death. For surely his concern is not for angels, but he is concerned for Abraham’s descendants. Therefore He had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people.” What better way for Jesus to demonstrate His total victory over the devil than to give those who believe in Him authority to judge and show mercy. As mature sons of God we participate in dominion by executing the appropriate judgment that Jesus bought and paid for! We know we are sons when we by the Spirit forgive and retain sin!