If I want him to remain alive
Until I return
What is that to you?
You must follow me.
If there is any doubt as to who Yeshua was, here is the statement that makes it quite clear. He is the one with the power over life and death – and only one has that power – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. What an extraordinary thing it was for the disciples to be able to speak face to face with the King of the Universe and to be commissioned directly by Him.
The other thing that is clear is the individuality of the calling of the disciples. While they were all brothers and they were all to follow the Lord, they were each responsible for following Yeshua and obeying Him.
There is a saying in competitive sports, ‘keep your eye on the prize’. This too is what each of us is called to do, ‘keep your eye on Yeshua’, He is the prize. What is it to you how others are running the race – they are running the race! You must follow Yeshua.
Turn, take your eyes off of everyone else running in the race, keep your eye on The Prize, follow Yeshua.
The Lord is coming!