Jesus Works With You
Daily Devotional for April 25th
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. Mark 16:19-20
Although the world’s reaction to a child of God is not always welcoming, the love of Jesus is. As many of us have also done in our past, the world continues to push away the one thing and One Person they need the most. If the lost world could just realize the beauty and wonder of Jesus, they would come to Him instantly.
The world does not see Jesus today; or at least they think they don’t. In the same sense that an ambassador represents his king and kingdom, we represent Jesus in this world. As children of God, we stand before the world in the place of Jesus to declare His grace and love to them. The difference in our life though is Jesus is in you! You not only represent the King of kings, but the King stands with you and works with you.
Jesus was about to go back to the right hand of the Father in Heaven but told the disciples that He would be with them. Although they could not understand His words, Jesus was in fact with them. Even though they could not see Him, He was working with them as He works with us today. The ministry of the gospel is not left into the hands of men alone. Jesus continues to work with the church. There’s no way that spiritual victories can be accomplished in lives unless Jesus does the work. Too often the church has attempted to use any and all means to win the lost that Jesus has not ordained.
Jesus has not left you to perform His will without His help. After all, this is still Jesus’ ministry. He is the Head of the body which is the church. We the church cannot accomplish anything without the power of God working within us. Jesus said “Without me ye can do nothing.” John 15:5. Instead of asking the Lord to bless what we are doing, we must ask the Lord to lead us into the work He is in. When we do, the Lord will work with us and accomplish great things in the world.