Friday, May 17, 2013

"This Same Jesus"

"Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." Acts 1:11
"This same Jesus". As Jesus ascended into heaven, the angels told His disciples that He was coming back in the same way in which they saw Him leave. But they made it a point to remind them that it would be the "same Jesus"- not an angel, not another man, not some false Christ, not some new religious figure. It would be Jesus Himself who would come again. 
Today we are still looking for this "same Jesus" to return. Or are we? Do you ever give much thought about His return? Are you living your life as if He will not return, or that you have plenty of time to think about that later? 
"This same Jesus". It is this same Jesus who still is the only way to the Father. It is this "same Jesus" that we must put our faith and trust in if we are to receive eternal life. It is this "same Jesus" that still sets captives free and opens prison doors to those who are bound. It is the "same Jesus" who makes intercession for us. It is the "same Jesus" who gives us healing. It is this "same Jesus" who still answers prayers. 
Although He is not walking around on earth among us like He did with the disciples, He is still ever present in the affairs of mankind. He is still the head of His church. He is still watching over us. He has not gone and forgotten us, stopped loving us, or neglected us. This same Jesus- not another one- loves you and cares about you still today.
Have a great day. The same Jesus who walked the earth, is still very active in the lives of those who place their trust in Him. 
For further reading:
1 Thessalonians 4:16
John 14:6
Hebrews 7:25
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