KEY SCRIPTURE: Acts 9:5 KJV “And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.”
Apostle Paul who was formally Saul of Tarsus had received an authoritative note from the high priest, to arrest the Christians and persecute them. The Lord met Him on his way to Damascus. The Lord answered a question Paul asked as follows, Acts 9:5 KJV And he said, Who art thou, Lord? “And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.” Paul wanted to know the one who had intercepted him. Our Lord Jesus has been encountering many in a similar manner, in our present moments. If you do not know Him as Lord, please do not wait further, turn your life over to Him, today Jesus is still saving lives.
In the Lord’s answer to Paul, He revealed something very remarkable. He said, to him,” I am Jesus whom you are persecuting”. Paul was attacking the Christians, yet, the master said, he is the one they are persecuting. This reveals that we are one with Jesus.
The Christian is not just a follower of Jesus, but mysteriously united with Him.
Galatians 2:20 states, we have been crucified with Jesus, yet we live, but not us. The life we are living in the flesh, we live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved us, and gave Himself for us. He is living in us and functioning through us. We have His perfect abilities right within us. May the eyes of all Christians be opened to understand that, we are to carry out the very things He would have done if He was around.
Dear child of God, do everything with the knowledge that, it is Christ Himself actively doing that thing, or saying those words through you. In light of this, give no place to any word about your neighbour that would break him or her down. Rather give out words that would build up. Make love for all, your hallmark. Believe you are a storehouse of authority and power. Take your place, and act for Jesus. Touch the sick as He would do, and they would be healed. Take authority over demonic situations like Jesus would do, and the devils would flee. He is in you to continue with His works, just as when He was on earth.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for choosing to be one with us. Thank for you presence in us. Your presence in me overcomes all the works of the evil one. There is no task, that is too great for me to do. I have your love at work in me. Thank you, Lord, for choosing to be one with me.
THOUGHT: ONENESS WITH JESUS IS A SUPER LIFT OF YOUR SELF-IMAGE AND SELF-WORTH.
1Corinth 6:17 KJV” But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.”
Eph 2:6 KJV And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: