God’s Word: Luke 24:44-53
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
Jesus, Messiah—meaning God with us, visited earth over 2000 years ago to set all humanity upside-right. A total life-change is offered through Jesus of forgiveness of sins. Since sin cannot co-exist with Me—forgiveness wipes your slate clean and makes you fit to spend eternity in My heaven. Therefore, apart from this forgiveness that Jesus offers you freely—there is no hope of eternal life in heaven. The choice is totally yours! Choose Jesus forgiveness and spend eternity in His presence. Share Jesus and others can receive forgiveness.
Having Jesus present with his followers gave them courage and comfort to face life challenges. As He prepared to leave earth and return to heaven He told them He would not leave them alone but send a comforter to be their constant companion, giving strength, courage, comfort and an unspeakable joy. That presence is My Holy Spirit that comes to dwell with you as you come to accept Jesus forgiveness through submission to baptism in His name.
Acts 2:30 promises forgiveness of sins and the presence of the Holy Spirit through baptism. Peter said, “Change your life. Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus did His part–becoming the sacrifice in your place. Through His death you too can die to sin and rise to walk with a total life-change. It is not a one-time experience but through My abiding presence (the Holy Spirit) I will walk with you through every day of your life. I will go with you through the hard times and be your constant comfort and joy.
God’s Question: How are you nurturing your relationship with Me?
God’s Promise: Nothing can separate you from My love—but you.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for your constant abiding presence of peace and joy.
I am Sorry I too often ignore Your presence.
Thank You that you never leave or forsake me.
Please help me constantly be aware of Your presence.