One was a murderous a-hole.
The other was an innocent man with a real purpose.
The murderous a-hole killed many, many, thousands of peoples… perhaps millions.
Flat out killed them. Men, women, children. dogs, cats.
To this day he is held in high esteem… honored… by the world.
They want to imitate him, if they can.
The other guy, the innocent man with a real purpose… he killed no one.
Yet, he was strung up on a cross by the state.
And to this day, he’s dismissed as some kind of nuisance — not worth the bother.
And if you personally, are more interested in the innocent J.C. rather than the murderous J.C. — you’re dismissed as well.
The funny thing about this “story” is…
Julius Caesar was really a blip on the screen, in the grand scheme of things.
Quite forgettable. Brutus did us all a favor.
Whereas Jesus Christ… He is the firstborn of creation. In Him all is created. He is before all. And all has it’s cohesion in Him. (COL 1:15-20)
No one will be forgetting Him. All have an appointment with Him in the future.
His work. His purpose. It effects all in the heavens and all on the Earth.
Remember, He flipped the cross around to be the very blessing mankind needed.
The sacrificed, became the Savior.
Hey Julius, we remember you, but not much.
Christ — at your name, ever knee will bow. And it will be perfectly timed. Too late for no one. The Father will be so honored. (Philippians 2:9-11)
15 Who is the Image of the invisible God, Firstborn of every creature, 16 for in Him is all created, that in the heavens and that on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or sovereignties, or authorities, all is created through Him and for Him, 17 and He is before all, and all has its cohesion in Him.
18 And He is the Head of the body, the ecclesia, Who is Sovereign, Firstborn from among the dead, that in all He may be becoming first, 19 for in Him the entire complement delights to dwell,20 and through Him to reconcile all to Him (making peace through the blood of His cross), through Him, whether those on the earth or those in the heavens.
9 Wherefore, also, God highly exalts Him, and graces Him with the name that is above every name,
10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should be bowing, celestial and terrestrial and subterranean,
11 and every tongue should be acclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord, for the glory of God, the Father.