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Topic: Acts 10:40, 41
S. Acts 10:40, 41 (AMP) But God raised Him to life on the third day and caused Him to be manifest (to be plainly seen), Not by all the people but to us who were chosen (designated) beforehand by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.
O. God awakens Jesus inside people He has pre-chosen. In these people, and in His perfect timing, Jesus is made obvious (SHINES). These people are to be 'martyrs', those who willingly die to 'self' rather than renounce their belief in God, His cause and His principles. These people are those who feed their spirits on God's Word (bread) and drink in His Spirit to become refreshed and strengthened (water). In doing so, they are able to soak up God's very thoughts, uniting with God's mind/Spirit. With all of these, Jesus stands up in us and comes into action within us.
A. I know this for a fact in my life. The more I read God's Word, the more I know Jesus! The more I unite with God's Spirit, allowing Him to point out in His Word what I need for each new day, the more I know Jesus! I can feel His action inside of me, giving me His thougts, His very thinking. I'm eating and drinking what causes life to grow and become stronger in my spirit. Uniting with Jesus, becoming one with Him in His Word, is the only way to REALLY know Him and allow His to grow me up into what I was pre-chosen to be in the first place. As I eat and drink, I desire more and more spiritual food. The more this desire grows in me, the more I die to self and want what He wants. I LOVE THIS! He is changing MY mind! And it is becoming easier and easier to desire what He desires in my life!
P.Holy Spirit, awaken within me more hunger and thirst for Your Word. Teach me how to think like Jesus and point to The Father always as He does! Stand up in me, Jesus! I want more room for You in my spirit!