Luke 4:22 So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?”
Matthew 13:54-58 And when He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works? “Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?
“And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man get all these things?” So they were offended at Him
And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Now in as followers of Jesus we are the children of God and live in His Presence.
Jesus said “I will be with you Always’ (Matthew 28:20)
John 14:17, 23
“the Spirit of truth ‘¦He dwells with you and will be in you. Jesus answered and said to him,
“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
God spoke to Moses in the wilderness and said
“My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
Romans 8:14-17 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. ‘but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs– heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ
Ephesians 2:12-14, 18-19 at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
I can hear the religious leaders say, “Who are your parents?’
I can hear Jesus saying, “On my mother’s side I was born to a Virgin named Mary.
But my Father is Jehovah; The Lord of Hosts is His Name, the Lord God Almighty!
I can hear the religious leaders saying, “What is your name’.
I can hear Jesus saying, “On my mother’s side they call me Jesus’ “But on my Father’s side they call me the Word of God.’
I can hear the religious leaders saying, “Where did you come from?’
I can hear Jesus saying, “On my mother’s side I came from Bethlehem and Nazareth. “But on my Father’s side I stepped out of eternity.’
I can hear the religious leaders saying, “What is your occupation?’ I can hear Jesus saying,
“On my mother’s side I am a carpenter. But on my Father’s side, I’m the builder of broken lives.
I repair broken humanity and put their lives back together.’
I can hear the religious leaders saying, “Who do you think you are?’
I can hear Jesus saying, “On my mother’s side I am that baby that was born in a manger.
But on my Father’s side I am called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.’
I can hear the religious leaders saying, “When were you born?’
I can hear Jesus saying, “On my mother’s side I was born thirty years ago.
But on my Father’s side I always was, I always Am and always will be. I am the Great I am.’
A Mighty Confession
Jesus is my Savior, my Lord and my God! Jesus is the Light of my life!
Jesus is my Way! Jesus is my Truth! Jesus is my Life! Jesus is my Great Shepherd! Jesus is my Door to Eternal Life!
Jesus is my Peace! Jesus is my Forgiver! Jesus is my Hope! Jesus is my Healer! Jesus is my Living Bread!
Jesus is my Living Water! Jesus is my Example! Jesus is my Resurrection! Jesus is my Alpha and Omega!
Jesus is my First and Last! Jesus is my Burden Bearer! Jesus is my Rest! Jesus is my Love! Jesus is my Vine and I am His branch! Jesus is my Crucified Savior! Jesus is my Risen Lord! Jesus is my Power! Jesus is my Joy!
Jesus is my Judge! Jesus is preparing a Place for me! Jesus is the Word within me! Jesus is the Anointed One filling me! Jesus is the Giver of my blessings! Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead Body in me! Jesus is the one who tore down my wall of separation between me and God! Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith!
Jesus is coming for me! Jesus is ALL I need! Halleluiah, Glory, Halleluiah Jesus is in my heart! Jesus made me a promise.
Numbers 13:30-33 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession,..But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we’ We were like grasshoppers in our own sight,
Jesus is in you and is mighty in Power and Glory IN you! God Can Use You!
The next time you feel God can’t use you just remember:
Noah was drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a speech problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair
Rahab was a prostitute
David was a murderer
Solomon had 700 wives
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a wido
Job went bankrupt
John the Baptist ate locusts
Peter denied Christ
The disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried too much
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
The Samaritan woman was divorced, many times
Zaccheus was too short
Paul had bad eyes
Timothy had a stomach problem
John was in prison
Lazarus was dead!
Yet God used them all.
No more excuses, God can use you.
Besides, you aren’t the message, just the messenger.
Greek word means “between or in the middle’ When we gather in Jesus Name He is Present in between us, in the middle of the two or three or more.
When we lay hands on a person for healing or blessings in between my hand and their skin is the Presence of Jesus!!! Oh, Glory
When you think you are “Joseph’s son’ or “like a grasshopper’ you are defeated! When you have the mind of Christ and His Presence you live in victory and glory.
Pilgrim followers of Jesus,
Arthur and Denise Blessitt