The more time passes, the more we examine Scriptures, and the more we compare the events in Jesus’ time with what is happening today, the more 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 has 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 latter happened while Jesus was with the disciples.
Three years are 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? If you saw Him face to face, heard His voice, ate with Him, saw Him cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead, walk on sea… Wouldn’t it be wonderful?
However, it was not enough for the disciples, because it was necessary for the Lord Jesus to be in them, not at their side.
“Jesus said to Peter, “When you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” (Luke 22.32)
“And to Philip, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me?” (John 14.9)
“And to Thomas, “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 Spirit of peace, joy, and salvation upon them, were they able to withstand persecutions, fight against the devil, and add to the number of saved throughout the earth.
God bless you greatly!