John 20:19-22 – Then Were the Disciples Glad, When They Saw the Lord

Dear Friends,

In two days we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. A couple of years ago I posted a Resurrection Day message on how the resurrection of Jesus Christ sets Christianity apart from all other world religions. Jesus conquered the grave. This Resurrection Day, let’s consider a few of the words that Jesus spoke to the disciples shortly after He rose again.

Father, give us understanding as we read thy word, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

John 20:19-22
19 ¶ Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
John 20:19-22

 

Peace be unto you.

If there was ever a group of people who needed peace it was them. When Jesus was crucified their world was turned upside down. Everything they loved and trusted in had been ripped away. A few days prior, they were kings. Their dreams were coming true as their Immanuel rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on an ass, her foal being with her as the people strawed palm branches in the way and cried Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. After Jesus cleansed the temple, again children cried Hosanna to the Son of David.

But a short time later, the Hosannas turned to ‘crucify Hims’ and their dream turned into a nightmare. The religious machine that ran the temple, along with help from their Roman overlord, murdered their King in cold blood. The Lamb of God had been slain. All hope was lost.

But wait … what is this? Jesus is not dead?? He’s alive??? Jesus suddenly stood before them and gave them his blessing of peace. In an instant, everything changed. The King is risen! Jesus is alive!! Hallelujah!!!

Maybe your world has been turned upside down too. The last year has been hard on a lot of people. Whatever it is you may have lost, Jesus is alive and He can restore it. The resurrection of Messiah shows the ephemeral nature of this life. The Bible says it is but a vapour. Whatever this life may throw at us, in Christ, we have riches beyond our wildest dreams. Just in case they missed it, Jesus says it again: Peace be unto you. Jesus then strengthened them by breathing the Holy Spirit into them.

Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

The good news is, we don’t have to wait until we die to receive this treasure in our earthen vessels. They had to wait three days. We do not have to wait at all. As followers of Jesus, we are sealed with that holy Spiritin our heartsunto the day of redemption. Whatever you may be going through, victory is around the corner. Victory was just around the corner for the disciples and it is for you too. If God would create you in his own image, if He would give his only begotten Son for you, if He would raise Him from the dead on the third day in fulfillment of the Scriptures, why would He not deliver you? Of course He will. The only thing we have to fear is unbelief. Thomas was not there when Jesus appeared to them and he refused to believe that Jesus was risen. Thomas did not have the joy that the other disciples had for one reason and one reason only: He refused to believe. Eight days later, however, Jesus appeared to Thomas and he finally believed. That is the key. If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Jesus is risen indeed. Jesus will deliver you. Believe it.

[E]ven so send I you.

[A]s my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. After the disciples saw that Jesus was risen, they did not just stay in their little group. They went out and told everyone. One thing that the last year has given many of us is time. This should give us pause to consider the opportunities available to us. Extra time can be a blessing if we take advantage of it. David Wilkerson was a country preacher who felt he never did much for God until one day he stopped to consider that he was wasting his time. He decided to get rid of his TV and spend two hours each day in prayer. God honored that commitment and before long he found himself in New York City with a thriving youth ministry, which eventually became one of the most fruitful ministries in the world. What might God do with us if we commit to pray for two hours a day? Have you ever wanted to do something radical for Jesus? The only thing stopping you is unbelief.

Father, please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Please direct my path. Please extinguish all fear and doubt in my soul. Give me the courage of David, that I may serve you fearlessly. Here am I; send me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Coronavirus Update: The legacy media has assured us that Hammerin’ Hank Arron’s autopsy conclusively proved he died of natural causes 18 days after receiving the Moderna vaccine. (Marvelous Marvin Hagler died only one day after his shot.) However, RFK Jr contacted the coroner who told him that this was an absolute lie. There was no autopsy. RFK Jr was then permanently banned from Instagram for sharing this information, ie telling the truth. Here is an excerpt from his article:

The New York Times, citing the Fulton County coroner’s office, assured the public that “the Covid vaccine did not kill Hank Aaron.” NBC’s national wire service reported that the Fulton County coroner declared that Aaron’s death was from “natural causes unrelated to the vaccine.”

Fact checkers falsely claimed the coroner exonerated the Moderna vaccine

In an embarrassing disclosure for the mainstream Pharmedia, the Fulton County coroner’s office denies that any of its staff ever saw Aaron’s body, much less conducted an examination. Candace, a medical examiner investigator for the Fulton County coroner’s office, told me, “His body was never here. We declined jurisdiction. There was never any autopsy.”

 

Prophecy Update: Last year, The Independent posted an article about the Microsoft 666 patent for mining cryptocurency using augmented body technology. The copy of the patent application that was widely circulated last year only had two pages and contained few details. Reviewing the Indepedent article this week, I found a link to the full patent aplication. (Patent number WO 2020/060606.) Page 5 of the patent application states that body sensors may include “radio frequency (RF) sensors” which of course could mean a RFID chip. As I said in The New Civil War Part III, 2020 is the year the patent was filed. Patent lawyers are baffled as to how Microsoft got 060606 for the second part of their patent application number. I don’t know whether the mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-18) will be scannable proof of a ‘vaccine’ or an RFID chip, but for now it looks like Bill Gates is connected to both possibilities. Pray for Gates to repent.