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Blessing and promise!

Scripture reading for April 5th:  Luke 24

Key scriptures for over-comers:    Luke 24:49-52  “”I am going to send you what My Father promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”  When He had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them.  While He was blessing them, He left them and was taken up into heaven.  Then they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.  And they stayed continually at the temple praising God.”

Jesus spent forty days ministering to His disciples and strengthening their faith for the mission He had chosen and prepared them for.  His final emphasis was to remind them to wait for the “Promise of the Father”.  This was the gift of the Holy Spirit that would empower them to be effective witnesses in the hostile world.  (Acts 1:8)  Christ’s final words as He ascended to Heaven was to bless those faithful followers.  He was now their new permanent High Priest and gave them the blessing!  (Numbers 6:22-27)  God was smiling on His people!  They returned with great joy and continual worship as they faithfully waited!

  Observations for over-comers:  The blessing and the promise are both vital to our over-coming the world, flesh, and the devil.  We must have all God freely gives us and receive it by faith! “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you in His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”  (Zephaniah 3:17)

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