“Hail to the King!”, we sang in our small congregation this morning. Our Church is so small it comprises no more than two rows of chairs. Pastor Gail, an anointed leader, led us through this glorious resurrection celebration, reminding us that Jesus Christ is alive in us. He is risen and He is with us.
I exhort all of you to find a place of worship and fellowship beyond this internet; a church, whether in someone’s living room, a field or under a roof to enrich your walk.
To celebrate this day I am re-posting Colorado brother, Brian McClafferty’s wonderful post about Jesus with us. Magnificient!
Is He Alive or Isn’t He?
Let me ask a simple question: What is the Gospel? Jesus came to earth, born of a virgin, He lived, ministered, was crucified, died and one the third day raised to life again. The ending of the gospel narrative leaves us with Jesus Christ alive and well.
If anyone comes and say an honest prayer before God asking for Him to reveal Himself to them, it will not be long until He does. Our job in the gospel is simply to proclaim the truth, but the truth that He is alive! It is the first truth of the Gospel, and we dare ignore it in our practice. If you call upon Him desiring to know Him, He will exhibit and disclose Himself to us.Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. (Rev 3:20-21)
All of the learning about Him has not been wasted or useless, but compared to the manifestation of Jesus Christ Himself, these have been only misty shadows. The Old Testament pointed forward toward His appearing, the Gospels point directly to Him and after all this we should be able recognize Him today. When we come into contact with Him, though we might not see Him physically, we should be able to identify Him when He speaks.
Have you seen this same Jesus of the Bible alive and well in your devotions, prayer or life? Jesus is in the business of disclosing himself to whoever will ask after Him. I cannot present to you evidences of His continued existence, for this must remain a matter of faith. The Christian testimony of over two-thousand years has not changed, He is alive!
Read the whole post here at The Door of Prayer.