1. Do you know Jesus?
If you don't know Jesus we invite you to discover who he is! We long for every person to know Jesus and encounter His presence and the abundant eternal life He offers us each.
Jesus was a real person who lived over 2,000 years ago. Read the multiple eye witness accounts of who Jesus is and what He said. This is recorded in an ancient manuscript that is readily available in our times in multiple translations and online. It is the Bible. You could start by reading the book written by his close friend, John.
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You may have heard of Jesus or even been a church goer without knowing that an encounter with Jesus, and an ongoing relationship with Jesus, is available to you . Ask Jesus to reveal himself to you and be alert for ways he will prompt your thoughts, attention and feelings – especially when you are reading the Bible. Real relationships take time so set time aside to encounter his presence and hear his word to you. Register to take this 40 Days journey of getting to know Jesus.
2. Do you revere Jesus?
To ‘revere’ is to regard with respect tinged with awe; to venerate. our reverence means respect, admiration, worship, awe, venerate astonishment, amazement, devotion.
The more we know Jesus the more we become compelled by his beautiful generous, kind, gracious nature and by how much he knows us and cares about us.
We revere Jesus when we join heaven in night and day 24/7 eternal worship of God. We revere Jesus when we radically surrender as Jesus’ disciple and radiate his likeness – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
We revere Jesus when we live in intimacy with our Father through Jesus and the Holy Spirit’s revelation and blessing – and overflow this to those around us. It is how we make Jesus’ kingdom visible on earth and bring glory to the Father.
3. We become like the things we look at.
If we revere Jesus we will follow Him and do what He says. The suffering in this world is on His heart. He calls us to reach the perishing so they can know Him and have eternal life. Jesus has asked us to tell others everything He has taught us and that when the gospel is taken across the whole world, the end will come.
John 14:12-18 “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever the Spirit of truth… you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”
4. Revere Jesus as the Lamb of God.
John 1:29 “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
Jesus is described as the Lamb of God 38 times in the New Testament! In this era we tend to venerate the characteristics of the Lion - and overlook the Lamb.
During the 40 Day Prayer Relay ( 14 February - 25 March 2018) 40 Daily Devotions will Inspire us to revere Jesus through Bible revelations of Jesus’ character, suffering, sacrifice and glory.
We will revere Jesus Above All - as the Son of Man, Son of God, the Lamb of God, the Lord our God and the Lamb in Glory. We will unpack who we are called to be in these end days.
See more about this under 40 Day Prayer Relay.