“Now that Jesus has ascended, how do we cope? Who will help and comfort us?”. Peter and the other disciples also had the same worry. But before Jesus ascended, He told them that He wasn’t going to leave them comfortless, and that He’d send another Comforter, a personality that would represent everything He was to them while He was with them. The first time He appeared to them after His resurrection, He gave them a measure of the Holy Spirit to forgive sins; but after He ascended, He sent down a great measure of the Holy Spirit to become witnesses of Him. His disciples even performed better after He ascended than before He ascended. And this was because they all possessed the personality of the Holy Spirit inside them. It’s more like saying, they used to have Jesus with them; but now, they have Jesus in them. When Jesus was with them, they encountered some impossible cases that Jesus had to intervene; but now that Jesus is in them, they just walk through those challenges like Jesus would do.
For instance, when Jesus was with them, they couldn’t calm that raging storm until Jesus rose up against it. They couldn’t heal that lunatic child until Jesus personally intervened. But after Jesus ascended and sent the Holy Ghost, their handkerchiefs and shadows were healing the sick and setting the captives free. When they met the crippled man at the Beautiful Gate, Peter and John were so convinced that they now had Jesus inside them when they said “Silver and gold I have not, but what I have I give unto you, in the name of Jesus rise up and walk”. If it was the time that Jesus was still with them, that case would have been impossible to them. All along, Jesus knew that it was better for Him to go than to remain here. In John 16:7, He specifically said “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you”.
That’s how far we’d go on today’s Timely Note. But take these last words; IF JESUS SAYS WE ARE FAR MUCH BETTER WITH THE HOLY GHOST THAN WITH HIM HERE, THEN HE MEANS IT. Have a most fruitful day, in Jesus precious name!
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An Inspiration of The Almighty