JESUS IS REAL! (Part #4) 1-31-2016

posted Feb 2, 2016, 12:59 PM by Dale Barnes

Last week I shared the reality of Christ in my life as I first began to follow him. Some may think that was just a special occasion, and others cannot expect these things. However, the Bible encourages that his reality is for all believers. The Lord knows how to minister to your life and mine to help us in our walk with Christ, and see his purposes fulfilled in us.

Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teachings.  My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” (Jn.14:23 NIV)  “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (Jn.14:18 NIV)  “He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” (Jn.14:21 NIV)   “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us.  And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” (1Jn.1:3 NIV)

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (Jn.8:12 NIV)  Notice first, Jesus is the light, not a light but the light. Second, that light is life; the reality of Christ’s presence and help for all believers.   

Jesus is real!!  The scriptures declare this clearly. The apostles of Christ proclaimed it and even gave their lives in proof of its reality.  I shared my own testimony of this same reality. God invites all to  come Christ and walk in a true and real relationship with the risen Christ. “Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” (Rev.22:17 NIV)