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If Christianity was not on the Table

It may shock you, but if Judeo-Christianity were not on the table, the path of the noble Buddha would most likely have been my Choice for religion. Astonished? 

Let me explain. I greatly admire Buddha (5th – 4th BCE) in a certain sense. Like the courageous Martin Luther (1483 – 1586 AD), Siddhartha Gautama, a 16th-century monk and theologian, was a great religious reformer of his day. 

It may shock you, but if Judeo-Christianity were not on the table, the path of the noble Buddha would most likely have been my Choice for religion. Astonished? Click To Tweet

I may never consent to his religion, but I deeply respect how he as a prince abandoned everything – his cloistered life of ease and abundance, including his wife, son and religion of birth, Hinduism, in pursuit of the truth and a way out of karmic suffering. 

Defining Moments 

We all must encounter a defining moment or what I often call a ‘burning Bush” encounter on the journey to spirituality. Buddha’s defining moment came at twenty-nine when he encountered a sick man, an old man, a dead man and an ascetic. Siddhartha lived a very protective life within his father’s kingly love and care, and we can imagine that he had never seen these unpleasant aspects of life before. 

So he was profoundly moved and confused. 

No longer could he ignore the existence of suffering; no longer could he continue his selfishness, enjoying his life of privilege after realising that old age and death are our inevitable fate. At this time, he chose to forsake his sheltered princely life, become an ascetic, and search for the truth to the universe.

Buddha searched for Christ 

The cold of the sodden cement slates in the early spring morning pierced up into the severely bruised, fatigued and exhausted muscles of Jesus. He stood barefooted in the Praetorium while Pontius Pilate, the Roman magistrate of Judea (26–36 CE), cross-questioned him – the accused. Pilate examined Christ with the very same mystery Buddha abandoned it all for. 

What is truth? Pilate, like most westerners, unfortunately, did not linger long enough to understand the words of Jesus, “…for this purpose, I was born, and for this purpose, I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” (John 18:37). 

Yet Buddha, as an eastern prince, was nothing like Pilate as a Roman procurator, in both a religious and a philosophical sense. Moreover, the Buddhism he founded differs vastly from Western Buddhism. You may be further surprised to learn that Buddha’s religion is a lot like Christianity. 

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God’s Word is clear concerning Satan’s final destruction. His defeat is inescapably certain, but until then, he has not ceased from his work as the accuser of the brethren.

 

 

Look at what Revelation 12:10 says,

“I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, ‘Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.’”

An accusation means,

“The act charging with a crime or offence.”

Heaven has a Court Room. God is our Supreme Judge. Jesus is our Righteous Advocate, the Holy Spirit our Eternal witness.

God, defends us and secures justice for us (Deut 10:18, Psalm 140:12.)

Jesus is our Intercessory advocate. He speaks in our defence; He defends us being accused or charged by the devil ( 1 John 2:1.)

The Holy Spirit, speak on our behalf. He is the evidence bearer, the comforter, encourager or exhorter, one who gives aid, who comes forward on behalf of and as the representative of another (John 14:16.)

 

If we are going to get our “prayers” answered, we must realise we have to “win” in the courts of Heaven first.

The initial conflict is not on a battlefield, (the place of work, business or wherever the enemy seems to conflict with you,) the conflict is in a (Heavenly) Courtroom.

This is a very important to understand. The protocol and behaviour of a battlefield are completely different from the protocol of a courtroom.

The battle is a legal battle formerly, where we silence the accuser who has built a case to hold territory.

As a lawyer who pleads his case before a judge, you can “Plead Blood of Jesus,” before God, to remove every legal right the devil has to resist us. This is a legal process in the spirit realm.

Once this is done we can then march to the battlefield and win every time. Revelation 19:11 gives us the order that Jesus Himself uses to accomplish His will.

“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, He judges and makes war.” Revelations 19:11

Jesus “judges,” which is judicial activity, and then Jesus “makes war” which is on the battlefield.

Aren’t you excited you have Jesus who Judges and Fights every battle for you right now? Glory Hallelujah!

Once we have silenced the accuser and the adversary and gotten the verdict from our righteous Judge, then we march to the battlefield and win and advance the kingdom.

 

Let’s Pray;

 

Heavenly Father, my righteous Judge, my vindicator and compensator,

I plead the Precious Blood of Jesus sprinkled upon the Mercy Seat, over every sin of mine, known or unknown in your Presence today.

I thank you for acquitting my name from all guilt,
for imputing my name with your righteousness and showing me mercy.

Lord Jesus, my faithful intercessor and heavenly advocate,
I thank you for;

Pleading my case before the Throne of Grace.

For silencing the accuser, right now on my behalf.

For rebuking satan the devourer, the thief and murderer, from my life, and house hold right now!

My legal precedent is through God’s Word; (2 Cor 10:5,)

I decree and claim in the Name of Jesus; (John 14:13,)

Bodily Healing through the stripes of Jesus, I am healed, and I will live long and be strong! ( 1 Peter 2:24, Psalm 91:16.)

I decree and claim in the Name of Jesus;

Favour for a financial increase over my life, and over my children’s children through the Blessing of Abraham! (Galatians 3:14, Deut 8:18.)

I decree and claim in the Name of Jesus;

Vengeance of the LORD, against every tongue that has raised up against me, that it is being refuted right now! ( Isaiah 54:17.)

Father God I know You love justice and mercy, I thank you I will get my answers quickly.

I Praise You, for your Faithfulness,

In the Name of Jesus, Amen!