Word For Today: Wednesday, June 1 Infallible Proofs

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WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA

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Wednesday, June 1

Infallible Proofs

Topic: Witnesses Of His Resurrection

Study Of The Book Of Acts

to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

 Acts 1:3 (NKJV)

Daily Reading Plan

Job 6-8

Bible Versions:

Acts 1:3 (NIV) ― After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

Acts 1:3 (NLT) ― During the forty days after he suffered and died, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.

Acts 1:3 (MSG) — 3 After his death, he presented himself alive to them in many different settings over a period of forty days. In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God.

Thoughts of Devotion:

The central message of the Book of Acts is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This was what the disciples were proclaiming everywhere. They were witnesses of his resurrection! In 1 John 1:1-2 it tells us, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us.”

They had more than just information about the events, but they saw with their own eyes the risen Christ. For a period of forty days after his resurrection they lived and received instructions from the Master. He appeared to them as a living testimony of His resurrection! In 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 it tells us this story, “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostlesThen last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.”

The presence of Christ destroyed all doubt, and filled their hearts of security and faith. This testimony was what they would take to the ends of the earth, and even be willing to die for the cause of Jesus. The disciples became transformed men. The resurrection changed the lives of the disciples! From being fearful and disillusioned men to now men who risked their lives and suffered for their testimony. A vivid and effective witness, that even today, twenty centuries later we still have the effect of their faith and perseverance.

Today we are called to bear witness of Jesus. We are blessed because we have believed having not seen, as John 20:29 tells us, “Jesus said to him, “Thomas because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” His Word and the Holy Spirit bears witness to his resurrection. We cannot doubt, we cannot remain silent, it’s time to proclaim and preach this glorious gospel! We are witnesses of a Christ who lives and reigns forever. Let us carry this message to the ends of the earth!

Foundational Scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:3-8 (NKJV) ― For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostlesThen last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

Luke 24:39-40 (NKJV) ― 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” 40 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.

1 John 1:1-3 (NKJV) ― 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

Acts 13:31 (NKJV) ― 31 He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people.

Acts 10:41 (NKJV) ― 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.

Mark 16:14 (NKJV) ― 14 Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.

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2 responses to “Word For Today: Wednesday, June 1 Infallible Proofs

  1. There were lots of proof that Jesus had resurrected. There was proof all around everywhere, people just had to believe it was true.

  2. Lord I will continue to live by the things that I cannot see!! I pray that we as church may spread the gospel efficiently so that others can do the same!!

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