Jesus is alive. Does that statement, truth, revelation, reality ever hit you hard? Do you find yourself just in awe of the Lord and how He is still alive today? It hits me hard mostly in the morning when I wake up and I am amazed that my Lord is alive and well. The One who came to earth and died on the cross is still alive today. He is present. He is alive and well and He has not changed. Let that sink in. The Jesus of the Bible is still the Jesus of the Bible. He is still Love. He is still a miracle maker and He is still changing hearts, healing the sick and above all He is still the bridge. Jesus is the bridge between us and the Father. He is the bridge between us and salvation. He is still preaching through His Spirit today and He is still saying “Come to Me you all who are weary.” He is still declaring that He is the truth, the way and the life. His Word remains intact. His promises are still relevant today and His love is still the most powerful force in the universe. People need to know that Jesus is still alive. I am inviting you today to spread the word. Let your words, your actions and your thoughts proclaim that Jesus is alive. You don’t have to stand on a soapbox. Stand on the Rock, walk in love, stay in faith and spread the word. He is alive!
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. If you want to get a clearer picture of who Jesus is today, go to your Bible and explore the truth about Jesus. By spending time in the Word, you are allowing yourself to be touched by the truth. You are giving yourself the background that you need so you can see Him in the forefront. Jesus the Son of God deserves to be in the forefront of what you do, what you say and what you think. He should be in the front seat of your thinking, on the stage of your acting and at the beginning of your every sentence so to speak. You can’t get to know anyone unless you truly spend time with them. Communication is key. Communion is crucial. A relationship is important. If I want to promote something or someone, I better know what I am talking about well. Spreading the word and saying that Jesus is alive requires intimacy with Him. People will question you. People will doubt you but your intimate connection with the Lord will guide you and will strengthen you. The Spirit of the Lord will give you the words to say. He will dictate the messages and He will spell out exactly what people need to hear. He is a gentleman and He knows how to go about everything. Sometimes spreading the word means exemplifying love. Your actions speak louder than a sermon that falls on deaf ears when people can’t connect with it. You can spread the word by spreading love. Your actions will mention Jesus and your kind gestures will echo His love.
Spread the word to your mind. You need to renew your thinking and get to a place where your thoughts are impregnated with the truth that Jesus is alive. It’s a process. It’s a rewarding process. It’s very much necessary because your mind is where battles are raging and the Lord should be the One fighting your mental and emotional battles as well. It takes some work on your part but the Spirit will assist you. Let Him into your mental space. Put the wallpaper of the Word of God in that space. Let your prayer and praise occupy your mental chamber. Let the Word be the word on your lips and on your mind. Meditate on the reality that Jesus is alive. See what it means in your life. See what it does to your life. Treat Jesus as the Lord that He is in your life today. Think about the impact He has on today. Today is the day the Lord has made and He is alive. He is by your side. He goes with you everywhere so everywhere you go you can spread the truth. Encourage people. Let them know that the Savior of the world loves them more than anyone else. People long to hear and see freedom and salvation. Spread the word and let them know that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Spread the word and talk about the One who carries the burden of the world. Jesus is alive today and you and I can spread the word today!
Suggested reading: Matthew 11:28-30; John 14:6; Romans 12:2