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“And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent”- Luke 4:43.


During the relatively short period of Christ's mission on earth, he acted according the divine plan of the Almighty God accomplishing all that he was sent to do. (Matthew 11:5) At one stage, when his brothers urged him to attend the Feast of Tabernacles to preach to the people, he objected saying: “I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.” (John 7:8) It was not an ideal moment to publicise himself at a time the devil was stirring some unbelieving Jews against him.  The Scriptures say: “A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion” (Psalm 112:5).  But at the appropriate time, “in the midst of the Feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught” - John 7:14, 15.

 Jesus did not engage the political leaders in any contest; neither did ye meddle in their affairs but remained focused on the work of his Father.  Apostle Peter says he went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him” – Acts 10:38.

In his letter to the Christians at Ephesus, Apostle Paul admonished them on profitable ways to spend their time: “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” - Ephesians 5:19, 20.

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