Tuesday, September 27, 2022

GREAT JOY

Today’s Reading: Luke 24

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This is the entrance of the Garden Tomb, where the body of Jesus may have been laid. Over 2,000 years ago, this large trough was carved from the rock so that a huge stone could be rolled in front of the doorway.

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Key Verse: Luke 24:52

And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy…

 

There are many, many proofs of the truth of the resurrection. Those who believed numbered in the thousands in Jerusalem. Approximately 3,000 people believed on Him on the Day of Pentecost (most of these were pilgrims from Galilee and elsewhere) and some 5,000 (mainly from Jerusalem) saw the lame man healed and responded to Peter’s message in the courtyard of the Temple (Acts 3:1-26 and 4:1-4). These counts referred to the men, then add in their families, and you have a huge number of witnesses! Later, in Acts 6:7, we read that “the number of disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.” It has been estimated that when the authorities began to persecute the followers of Jesus, at least half the population of Jerusalem were believers in Him. If thousands of people were lying, the authorities would have been all over them. But there is no record of a contradiction in the minutes of the Sanhedrin, known as the Mishna. No one could ever tell me that Jesus simply swooned and escaped the city or was substituted by someone else, as Muslims believe, or that His body was removed from the tomb as a cover up, as the High Priest’s office claimed. These “great joy” people were Jews who worshipped Jesus as God! This all happened within a few months of Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension. If we aren’t rejoicing too, let us check our pulses to see if we’re still alive!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I pray that today and every day I’ll be a “great rejoicing person.” This kind of joy in believing will result in believers being multiplied in my community and in my Church. I love You Jesus! Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The most marked up, finger-printed page in my Bible is page 1256, Hebrews 12:1-3. If I ever become weary or discouraged, here’s where I go. I could just ask you to look it up, but it’s so important to me that I’ll type verses 2 & 3: “Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him Who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest You become weary or discouraged in your souls.” Once again, as I type this blog, I am considering Him. I cannot help myself. I’m filled with “great rejoicing.”

Yours for every weary and discouraged person,

David

8 thoughts on “Tuesday, September 27, 2022

  1. Praise the Lord
    For he is risen is risen indeed hallelujah thank you Jesus
    Be blessed do all who participate in this blog
    Amen ✝️🙏

  2. It is so easy to be discouraged during this time of stress in our world. Hebrews 12 is a great soul uplifter. Let’s keep those affected by “Fiona” in our prayers. Such a difficult time for them with loss and devastation.

  3. The greatest event in history…..Jesus rose from the dead and He lives forevermore!!!
    Hallelujah!
    We thank you Father for sending Jesus to take our place on the cross. We thank You Jesus for your great love that brought You down to earth. We thank You, Holy Spirit for making these truths known to us!

    Thank you Lord for adopting us into your family. We, your children, are the most blessed of all people.

  4. Folks, would you please pray for Florida that is now threatened by a strong storm – under mandatory evacuation @ this time. My daughter-in-law’s mother is visiting her granddaughter (who has cancer & who lost her mom to cancer). They are a strong Christian family and are going through a very difficult time. Thank you.

  5. Just got a message that a Métis friend (Carolann) is very ill with Covid. She is a young widow. Husband recently passed. She acknowledges God I pray that she will know Him in a greater, precious, way through this difficulty. Amen

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