I Told You So

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This week, I’ve been reading through the Gospels and following Christ as He made His way to the cruel cross and victoriously out of the tomb.  Yesterday, a statement from the following passage rang a chord in my heart.

And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him,  and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’  And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.”  And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it JUST AS HE HAD TOLD THEM, and they prepared the Passover. (Mark 14:12-16)

Note the words in all CAPS. It’s always that way with Christ . . . just as He had told them.

When raising your children, there are many times after giving them loving instruction, exhortation or warning, you may have said, “See, I told you.”  With Jesus, it was always true.  Everything He ever said came to pass.

For example:

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)

Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” (Matthew 26:34)

And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. (Luke 23:43)

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matthew 28:5-6)

Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.” (John 21:18)

You can believe the lies of the devil and/or your own erroneous thoughts, or you can believe the Truth that stands yesterday, today and forever. You can trust Jesus; His words fail not!  He is the Living Word!  He told you so.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.  (John 1:1, 14)

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