Today’s Key Scripture

“The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus. But since they could see the man who had been healed standing right there among them, there was nothing the council could say.”

— Acts 4:13-14, NLT.

What happens to those who spend time with Jesus?

Look at Peter’s life. Despite his denial, he was eventually used to help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In fact, the anointing upon Peter’s life was so great that his shadow healed the sick: “They brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them” (Acts 5:14-15).

Pharisees, scribes, Sadducees, and elders of Israel looked at the disciples of Jesus and said, “They were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures.” But others recognized the anointing of God upon them and were “men who have been with Jesus.”

The anointing from spending time in our Lord’s presence brings strength, protection, victory over the Enemy, authority, power, and much more. In fact, Scripture says, “A multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed” (Acts 5:16). Everyone!

When you spend time with Jesus Christ, not only will your life be changed forever, but you will see His anointing as it impacts those around you.


A Prayer for Today

Father, use me today, I pray, even as I seek more of You. Guide my steps onto Your path of righteousness, peace, and purpose. Strengthen my heart to fulfill Your calling upon my life. Use me to bring light to those who walk in darkness. Help me to walk in Your sweetness and joy, so I can share all You have done for me. I adore You. I desire Your blessings today so I can bless others. I pray this in the name of Jesus, amen.


*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.