(KJV.) ST. JOHN 20:27
(27) Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and trust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing..
BE NOT FAITHLESS, BUT BELIEVING!
Brethren, Jesus rose again from the dead after crucifixion and burial, appeared unto his disciples. stood among them when the doors were shut closed for fear of their enemies; he showed them his hands and side, an evidence that it was him, not some ghostly entity; after he spoke with them, he commissioned them to go out into the world and preach the gospel, same way, he came on earth to preach the kingdom message to multitudes; after he spoke to them, he also breathe on them the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, decreed that whosoever sins they forgive, are forgiven unto them, likewise, whosoever sins they keep, are kept: he also said, refer to book of Matthew 16:19; And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven; this is a mouth of authority from Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior to believers; therefore, let us mind our words, speak positively, not negatively; for, words are seeds of our hearts, when thrown into the atmospheres, seemingly or unseemingly, they stayed in the atmospheres until manifestations; therefore, if we speak from vexation spirits, realise that we have spoken negatively; let us pray, ask for mercy and retract our negative words before they manifest negatively; at times, we hinder our own destines by the words we speak upon ourselves; therefore, it is rightfully to speak positivities about ourselves and others.
In the above text, Thomas one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ, was not with his peers when Jesus came and stood among them; when he came among them, they told him that the Lord was with them and showed them his hands and sides; however, Thomas said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into the side, I will not believe. (John 20:25): doubtfully, Thomas needed to see the evidence that Jesus has risen again from the dead, that it was him who stood among the disciples and spoke with them; and after eight days, when the disciples were in the room with Thomas; Jesus came inside, though the door was shut closed, Jesus stood among them, and greeted, Peace be unto you.; then said Jesus to Thomas, "Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
First of all, Jesus was not physically among them when Thomas disputed the authenticity of his resurrection, but heard what Thomas said regarding his resurrection; therefore, despite facts that we do not physically see our guardian angels, or the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, does not mean that we are invisible to heavenly perspectives, though we live on earth physically, let us be ware that, there is only a spiritual barricane between the heavens and earth: we dwell in the presence of our Father, he sees all our movements, knows what is in our thought processes, before we think any physical thoughts, feels the burdens of our hearts and hears all our utterances at same times; therefore, let us be mindful of things of the spirit, not only physicalities of this world; even though Thomas was with Jesus Christ throughout his ministry, saw him raised the death, healed the blind, lepers were cleansed by his words, Thomas's faith was not solidified in Jesus Christ, doubted the authenticity of his resurrection; the question we need to ask ourselves is; how strong are our faiths in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior?
Dearly beloved, after Jesus showed Thomas his wounds, he answered, said unto him: My Lord and my God.; when he saw the wounds on Jesus body, he believed that Jesus actually resurrected from the tomb: therefore, Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. (St. John 20:29); as believers, let us be faith full, not faith less, give people benefits of doubts, regardless of what we hear about them; not be doubtful, but believing in what Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior did in the past, doing presently and will do in our future lives; his grace, love of our Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit is forever and evermore. Believe in Jesus! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. John 20:24: The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord, But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.