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If I were to tell you that Jesus Christ died fighting for the people of your country, that might make him sound more heroic to you. You might wonder how that statement could be true, but it is. Jesus died for every man, woman, and child of your country.

Something that might confuse you is that it’s also true that Jesus died fighting for the people of my country, and of every other country. He recognizes the need for governments, of the people and by the people, for the betterment of them all.

He recognizes that no one government could serve all people fairly, and that a central world government would eventually come to demand that it be served instead. He knows that a central world government would turn out to be an Antichrist enslaving all people. Jesus Christ died fighting to free all people from such enslavement, from all deception, and from personal bondage to all things hurtful.

He was not violent in his fight; which may seem confusing to you also. When his enemies surrounded him in the darkness, one of his early followers cut off a man’s ear with a sword, but Jesus reattached the ear healing the man. You see, Jesus was also fighting for the heart and soul of that man.

On an earlier occasion, Jesus made a little whip of cords, overturned some tables, and chased some swindlers out of a building. No one seems to have really been hurt in the altercation. Their pride was probably wounded more than anything else. Jesus was fighting for their souls. Even when Jesus suffered a violent death by crucifixion, he didn’t summon help to destroy his enemies (Matthew 26:53-54).

He could have done so, but he was fighting for his enemies, not only for the people who would claim to be his friends. He was fighting to make friends of those who mistakenly were his enemies. He was defending all the people of the earth, not just from hostile forces from outside, but also from danger from within. He died fighting for the whole world, for every nation, tribe, and tongue (Rev. 7:9-10 ).

If you doubt the historical records of his life contained within the Bible and other records from the time, then you should go back, and carefully reevaluate them. You should honestly take a close look at your own reasons for opposing Jesus. Millions upon millions of people have done this very thing and their hearts have been won over to him. Jesus loved and died for each of us, and he came back to life again for the same reason. He came back to life to build a paradise for every heart that he can win.

Sooner or later, we will each meet him personally. When we each go before him, and we are confronted with the truth, no lie will stand. When we see his wounds from his battles, we cannot rise from our knees against him. We can only rise up to embrace him, our compatriot Jesus Christ, the servant and the master of every world (Philippians 2:5-11).

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