Always With Jesus Christ

They were convinced by him [Gamaliel], and when they had called in the apostles, they had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the Name of Jesus, and let them go. As they left the council, they rejoiced that they were considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name. And every day in the temple and at home they did not cease to teach and proclaim Jesus as the Messiah. Acts 5:40-42

This flogging is thirty nine stripes, only one less than death. They ordered Jesus flogged too. Peter and John leave the council with heartfelt words of praise to Jesus Christ, for it is honor to suffer for the sake of Jesus. They go right back to teaching in the temple as God has assuredly directed them to witness.

At temple they tell others what Jesus does, what He says, of the miracles and His compassionate Love, how He shows us all of God through His perfect obedience to God. Each time they tell the truthful facts of Jesus then they tell of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and His appearances to them post-Resurrection. Christ’s Presence is alive.

People are hungry to hear about Him and to take Him as their Lord and Savior, desirous of Baptism. Folks are seeking Jesus Christ and immediately find Him and the joyous union of the fellowship of believers is contagious because now they are always with Jesus Christ’s alive Presence.

Christ is with you, within New Testament Scriptures. With Christ in your heart your eyes are opened to the activity of Christ in and around you by the power of the Holy Spirit. Speak boldly about Jesus Christ and be blessed. He will guard your life as you put your trust fully in Him. Yield yourself in long prayer time with Him and He will direct your paths in righteousness for His Name sake. Lean not on your own understanding but depend completely in Christ understanding.