Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:
They couldn’t take their eyes off them—Peter and John standing there so confident, so sure of themselves! Their fascination deepened when they realized these two were laymen with no training in Scripture or formal education. They recognized them as companions of Jesus, but with the man right before them, seeing him standing there so upright—so healed!—what could they say against that?
—Acts 4:13-14, MSG
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 are unlearned men and ignorant men.” But others recognized the anointing of God upon them and said, “These men 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, we are told, “There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one” (Acts 5:16, KJV). Every one!
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 into 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 that 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 the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen!