The more time passes, the more we examine Scriptures, the more we compare the events in Jesus’ time with what is happening today, we see how things are similar and how our Lord, even back then, warned the disciples about situations we have heard God tirelessly warn us through bishop Macedo today.
I am talking about being born again.
It’s not enough to just go to Church, receive a miracle, be healed, find a job, receive a financial blessing, practically live in Church, do the Work of God as an assistant, be an evangelist etc. You must be born of God. No one in this world lived closer to God than the disciples. The first manifestation of the Holy Trinity happened when the relationship between God and men became distant; however, the second happened while Jesus was with the disciples.
We have noted that 3 years is equivalent to:
1,095 days or
26,280 hours or
Friends, don’t forget that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years… 2 Peter 3.8
Imagine if you lived with Jesus during that time? Saw Him face to face, heard His voice, ate with Him, saw Him casting out demons, healing the sick, raising the dead, walking on the sea… Wouldn’t it be marvelous?
However, it was not enough for the disciples, because it was necessary for the Lord Jesus to be in them, not at their side.
At the end of this glorious time, Jesus said to Peter, “… and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” Luke 22.32
To Philip, He said, “…Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me?” John 14.9
To Thomas, He said, “…Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; also reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” John 20.27
Only after Jesus poured out the Holy Spirit of peace, joy and Salvation upon them, were they able to continue confronting the torment of persecutions, fighting against the devil and adding to the number of saved throughout the Earth.
The Fast of Daniel is a great opportunity for you to have the Lord Jesus in you through the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
Enjoy and be happy!
God bless you!