Matthew 12:18-21 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

Tragically, because Jesus was acting in ways that were contrary to the most influential, yet totally unbiblical traditions and interpretations of the religious leaders of the day, the battle lines have been drawn. Jesus was grieved at their cold and hard hearts.

Jesus Christ is the express image of the will and character of The Father. He only said what He heard The Father say, and He only did what He saw The Father do. Thus, Jesus is the perfect example of the will of God on earth, as it is in heaven. Or to put it another way, Jesus is the Perfect Theology of heaven, manifest on earth. If you want to know what the will of God is on earth, as it is in heaven, look unto Jesus.

Manifesting the compassion of The Father, Jesus went about doing good, healing broken people, and delivering those who were oppressed by the devil. How glorious it must have been to see so many souls delivered from lives of bondage by simply touching the hem of The Master’s garment. Jesus still manifests His manifold compassion towards those who are spiritually dead, or trapped by the powers of darkness, or suffering physical afflictions.

Our study of the life of Jesus reveals to us what happens when the kingdom of heaven invades earth. May God rend the heavens and do those same things today as we call upon His Name in worship and prayer. Selah