Jesus the Champion

Over All 3 Realms

 by Pastor John Hamel


“And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:  The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.” (John 12:20,21)


One day when Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Passover Feast, some Greeks came looking for Him.  Finding Philip, Jesus’ close disciple, they expressed their desire to “see” Jesus. 


In Jesus’ day, Greeks worshipped the human body.  No doubt, these men from Greece had heard all about Jesus’ miracle working power.  Everyone had.  However, I don’t believe these men came because of Jesus’ miracles alone.  I believe they came to “see” what a perfect physical specimen Jesus was. 


As I said, Greeks worshipped the human body and Jesus, no doubt, was something to behold, physically.  I believe these Greeks had heard about Jesus’ body and traveled from afar to “see” Him.  


Jesus’ body was not affected by Adam’s fall and He would have been a perfectly developed, strong, healthy athletic individual, even as Adam was at Creation.  This is one of the reasons the Bible calls Jesus “The Second Adam”. (1 Corinthians 15:45)


I believe Jesus’ body was so perfectly healthy and highly developed that these men came from afar just to see what God’s Son’s perfect body would look like.  


I also believe that if Jesus had chosen a career in Sports over a career in Redemption, He would have excelled in them all. 


Had Jesus ever decided to take up Pro Boxing, He’d still be holding the title in all classes to this day.  


Jesus was not the skinny little wimp that religion so often portrays.  His enemies, all of them I’m sure, were thankful that Jesus was not the type to start throwing punches when the persecution started coming on strong.  There would have been unconscious hypocrites lying all around.  Jesus would have been the World Champion Hypocrite Knocker-Outer.  That big ole Gold Belt would’ve looked pretty good around His white tunic, too.  As a matter of fact, it’s going to. (Revelation 1:13)


However, Jesus wasn’t only a physical example of power and perfection.  He was and is an example of spiritual power and perfection as well.  The spirit realm is populated with evil beings.  All of them absolutely fear Jesus.  (James 2:19)  


After all, Jesus spent three days in Hell, suffering in our place, ultimately whipping the daylights out of their most powerful leaders. (Colossians 2:15)  Word is now out in the spirit world.  “Jesus Christ is Master over all three realms - Heaven, Earth and that which hangs in between.” (Philippians 2:9,10) 


Jesus set forth a mighty showing as “The Champ” in the spirit realm, even as He did while here on Earth.  The Bible says that in doing so, He was able to strip Satan and demons of all authority over humans. (Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14)  


That authority has now been given to His followers. (Luke 10:19)  All who believe in “The Champ” can now become “A Champ” over their own circumstances whenever Satan attacks. 


Satan knows that by messing with you, he ends up being run down again by your Big Brother Jesus. (Hebrews 2:17)  He does not like that.  That is why when as a family member you tell him to “Go, in Jesus’ Name” from your family, finances, body, etc., he does so immediately.  


He would much rather concede to you than go back into the ring with “The Champ.” 


The Bible says he prowls about “as” a roaring lion. (1Peter 5:8)  He’s no lion.  He’s toothless.  “The Champ” knocked them all out.


This is why the Bible calls God’s Born-Again children “more than conquerors.” (Romans 8:37)  


Jesus did the Championship fighting and won.  We get all the benefits of His victory.  


Jesus is the Conqueror.  We are more than conquerors. 


Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  (James 4:7)


Be blessed as you walk in Jesus’ victory … John and Barbara Hamel



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