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Emanna for 01/26/2019

The Lord as the Spirit is Always With Us

Bible Verses

John 20:26 And after eight days, His disciples were again within, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, though the doors were shut, and stood in the midst and said, Peace be to you. (27) Then He said to Thomas, Bring your finger here and see My hands, and bring your hand and put it into My side; Matt 28:19 ...And behold, I am with you all the days until the consummation of the age.

Words of Ministry

It is so strange that the Lord, with a physical body which could be touched, came in through the closed door. This means that, after His resurrection, the Lord was the Spirit. Because the risen Lord is now the Spirit, He can be with the disciples at any time and at every place. Since His resurrection, the Lord has no problems with time or space. The Lord can now be with us under any circumstances. Although we may shut the door, He is still with us. I have read this chapter many times and I cannot find any indication where the Lord went. This means that the Lord is always with us; the only difference is that sometimes we sense His presence and sometimes we do not. Even when we do not sense His presence, He is still here. With us today, it is not a matter of His coming or going; it is a matter of His appearing or disappearing. Actually, however, He is here all the time. Whether we sense His presence or His absence, the Lord is still here. There is now no coming or going with the Lord.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-Study of John, pp. 567-568. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 4/2/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.