Monday, October 17, 2016
Jesus Christ is not far away
Jesus Christ is not far away. He is close to us, by us, but many people do not know that, because they do not see, Him because they never met Him.
Jesus spoke to His disciples, as we read in John 16:18, He said:"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19“After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20“In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21“He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”
That is why those who love and obey Jesus Christ, they know Him. They will SEE Him. They will know that He is in the Father, and the Father is in Him, and He is in them, because they are a temple of the Holy Spirit.
We read further in verse 22 "Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world?” 23Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24“He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me."
If we love Jesus, we will obey His words, His commands, the words He spoke, as also recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; and then Jesus will come and live in us. We are a temple of the Holy Spirit. He will disclose Himself to us and we will SEE Him. We will HEAR Him. His sheep HEAR His voice, they listen to Him and they follow Him, they know Him. They know He is not far away. He is near , even IN them.
If you love Jesus and you obey Him, He will come and dwell in you and you will know Him for real. Many professing Christians believe that Jesus is far away. It is because they do not know Him, they are just religious.
If you obey Jesus, repent and be baptized in water, and be filled with the Holy Spirit, then Christ will dwell in you. You will HEAR His voice and you will know Him for real. You will know that He is not far away, because He will be living in you.
Do you know Jesus Christ? Does He dwell in you?
May Jesus bless you.