Saturday, October 19

Jesus Calling: November 21st, 2022

Jesus Calling: November 21

Thank Me throughout this day for My Presence and My Peace. These are gifts of supernatural proportions. Ever since the resurrection, I have comforted My followers with these messages: Peace be with you, and I will with you always. Listen as I offer you My Peace and Presence in full measure. The best way to receive these glorious gifts is to thank Me for them.
     It is impossible to spend too much time thanking and praising Me. I created you first and foremost to glorify Me. Thanksgiving and praise put you in proper relationship with Me, opening the way for My riches to flow into you. As you thank Me for My Presence and Peace, you appropriate My richest parts.

RELATED SCRIPTURE:

Luke 24:36 (NIV)
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

Additional insight regarding Luke 24:36-43: Jesus' body wasn't a figment of the imagination or the appearance of a ghost - the disciples touched him, and he ate food. On the other hand, his body wasn't a restored human body like Lazarus' (John 11) - Jesus was able to appear and disappear. Jesus' resurrected body was immortal. We will receive this kind of body at the resurrection of the dead (see 1st Corinthians 15:42-50). 

Matthew 28:20 (NIV)
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Additional insight regarding Matthew 28:20: How is Jesus with us? Jesus was with the disciples physically until he ascended into heaven and then spiritually through the Holy Spirit (see Acts 1:4). The Holy Spirit would be Jesus' presence that would never leave them (see John 14:26), Jesus continues to be with us today through his Spirit.

Hebrews 13:15 (NIV)
15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

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