Luke 24:13-16 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him. Every time you bring yourself close to Jesus, He brings himself closer to you. You draw yourself closer to a Him in prayer, scripture reading, and fellowship with other believers. Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”. Jesus is not imagined but revealed.
1 John 2:2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
As you leave on earth, it’s impossible not to fall to sin but Jesus Christ stands in the gap for us. Jesus know our weaknesses and ensures that that which we cannot stand is avoided. Luke 22:31-32 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
Jesus promised that those that God directed to Him, he will not loose them. He intercedes on our behalf. The devil is roaring like a lion, looking for that time when you are weak so he can pounce. 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
The devil can identify a faithless prayer. You cannot deliver a demon when you don’t have faith on the name you are using. If we are all calling the name of Jesus, we should see results.
Acts 19:13-15 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”
1 Corinthians 6:17 But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.
Ephesians 3:14-15 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named
Mark 16:17-18 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
If Christ is the cornerstone of your ministry, there must be signs and wonders, don’t suppress them because of what people say.
1 Peter 2:6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”