Quiet Time with Jesus – Open our minds, LORD!

Monday, 17 April 2017

What a beautiful day! Today is the day for some people who have laid down all their past sufferings at the foot of the cross. Today is the day for all Christians to start afresh with the resurrection power of Christ – renewed, refreshed and re-energized. Hallelujah! Praise the LORD!

Jesus lived on planet earth for about 33 years as the SON OF GOD yet He was rejected by many people. Jesus chose 12 men to become His disciples yet they did not fully understand Him nor serve like Him when He was physically with them. That tells me how hard-headed we can be.

The Bible tells us:

Jesus said to them (His Disciples), “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” Then He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. [Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, we must pray and ask God to open our minds so that we can UNDERSTAND the Scriptures. If God does not open our minds, we can read and read and read and do not understand.] He (Jesus) told them (the Disciples), “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and REPENTANCE and FORGIVENESS of sins will be PREACHED in His Name to ALL NATIONS, beginning at Jerusalem (home/Singapore). You are WITNESSES of these things. I am going to send you what My Father HAS PROMISED; but stay in the city until you have been CLOTHED with POWER FROM ON HIGH.
— Luke 24:44-49

Congratulations to all who received Him, to all who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become CHILDREN OF GOD – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but BORN OF GOD. Congratulations!

Jesus told Nicodemus, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is BORN AGAIN.”

Jesus explained to Nicodemus, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit… The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone BORN OF THE SPIRIT.

Nicodemus still could not understand what Jesus was saying…

“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the One who came from heaven – the SON OF MAN. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man MUST BE LIFTED UP, that everyone who believes in Him may have ETERNAL LIFE.
— John 3:10-15

My Prayer

Dear God

You said, “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek me with ALL YOUR HEART.

Father, we are seeking You with all our heart!

I pray that You give us understanding – that the eyes of our hearts may be ENLIGHTENED in order that we may KNOW the hope to which You have called us… Give us POWER – Your incomparably great power for us who BELIEVE – that power is like the working of Your mighty strength, which You exerted IN CHRIST when You raised Him from the dead and seated Him at Your right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. (Ephesians 1:18-21)

Hallelujah!
AMEN!

Lam Yee Ling

Christ Is Risen!