Never forget that “No word from God shall be void of the power required to bring it to pass.”
John 16:28 – I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
Today I want to our primary focus to be on one word; “again.” It is from the Greek word, “palin,” and its meaning is truly significant. According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of Bible, it means “(through the idea of oscillatory repetition); (adverbially) anew, that is, (of place) back, (of time) once more, or (conjugationally) furthermore or on the other hand: – again.” This is the same word used in Hebrews 1 concerning the work of Father in bringing Jesus forth in resurrection in which Father He would be a Father to Jesus, His first-born Son, again. The indication is clear. Jehovah had been Father to Jesus at His birth in Bethlehem, and He would be a Father to Jesus again from the point of His resurrection.
We see this same word, “again,” (palin) being used by Jesus in Matthew18:19 in reference to the power of agreement. This referred to a principle of Bible faith that Jesus had shared with His disciples at some prior time, and here references it once more. Each time this word, palin, is used it speaks to a matter of repetition of something that had happened previously, and at the same time, because it was taking place in that current establishment of God’s kingdom, it was fresh, new again, new once more. The point we must receive here is that regardless of how often we have read a passage, heard an anointed word from the Lord, or had the Lord cause us to focus on a particular point, though it may have happened many times previously, and though it may at this moment be happening again, we should always embrace that which God is doing as fresh, new, and alive NOW.
Once again, consider our Text for Today. It seems that Jesus was always moving, always carrying out redemption’s plan, always pressing forward, always demonstrating Father’s love, always showing how faith works, always saying and doing those things that pleased the Father. Whenever He came to points of completion, He was already aware of what was before Him. At age 12 He was aware He should be about His Father’s business. At age 30 He was aware it was time to “fulfill all of righteousness” in water baptism and being infilled with Holy Spirit. He knew when it was time to walk on water, go to Bethany to finish a work for Lazarus, to be in the garden, and when to say, “It is finished.” And in out Text for Today, He knew it was time to move once “again.” What is He about to do for you that He’s already done? What is His next “again” for you?
Manna for Today – John 16:25-33; Hebrews 1:1-8; Hebrews 13:8; Malachi 3:6; John 14:12-17; Ecclesiastes 3:15; Luke 1:37 (Amplified Bible); Matthew 18:18-20