Morning by Morning, April 7 - Saved and Sent
Good morning, Lord Jesus. You are my risen Savior. Come live in my heart today. ...
"When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you.' And after this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, 'Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.' When He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained' " (John 20:19-23).
After Your resurrection, You came to Your disciples to give them peace for their souls and fire in their spirits. You saved them and You sent them. You never intended for them to become complacent in the peace of their salvation, but to be empowered by the breath of Your Spirit.
Just as the Father sent You, so You sent them. They were to go in Your name and the power of Your Spirit -- teaching what You taught and doing what You did in the power You had. The same Spirit that anointed You, empowered You, and raised You from the dead, would be with them.
Now in every generation since that first generation, You still send Your disciples in the power of Your Spirit (John 14:12). "Because as He is, so are we in this world" (1 John 4:17). We are the Body of Christ, filled with the Spirit of Christ, continuing the ministry of Christ, throughout the nations and throughout the generations to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 12:12).
Lord, breathe the breath of our Spirit upon Your Body today. Let us come alive today, as You send us in Your name -- saved and sent in the power of God for the glory of God. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
My Friend, May you be filled with the Spirit of Christ and go in the name of Christ to teach what He taught and do what He did in the power He had, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, if you're in the Lexington, Kentucky area, please come join us April 10-11 at All Nations United Methodist Church for the Walking in the Spirit Conference hosted by Voice of Joy Ministries. I'm excited to be preaching Friday Night and joining many old friends in times of teaching, worship, and ministry. All are welcome! Register Online at www.VoiceOfJoyMinistries.com