40 Days with Jesus

I’ve just finished 40 days with Jesus…

You know in Acts chapter 1 where Jesus has risen from the dead and it says, ” He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3) I recognised a while ago that my passion for Jesus and His work had become a little choked out with the busy-ness and cares of life. So I read these verses and began to think about what Jesus shared with his Disciples for 40 days! Imagine what those 40 days with the risen Christ must have been like! Imagine having a conversation about the Kingdom with Jesus for 40 days! Amazing…

Then I realised that this invitation to have a Kingdom conversation with the King is still open to anyone who can be bothered to listen!

So I’ve been spent 40 days revisiting what Jesus said, did and taught about the Kingdom of God and also getting back into some much needed Spiritual disciplines (Prayer, fasting, scripture etc)

I’d recommend it…!

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Tim Harrold December 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

Jesus also appeared to 500 people during this time. Imagine that! Imagine the shock and awe of it all!
This fact and the 40 days post-resurrection period of ministry are almost ‘hidden’ (in plain sight!) in the narrative that most people are completely unaware of these things.
The disciples’ paradigm must’ve been well and truly shifted during those 40 days. From a pre-crucifixion paradigm to a pre-ascension paradigm. Preparation, preparation, preparation. Finally, they understood who Jesus was (and is). Now, they understood who they were – Jesus showed them who they really were and were to become.
And, like them, “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for”.

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admin December 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Everything is hidden to those who don’t have eyes to see and ears to hear.. Thanks Tim

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Tom December 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I spent the past 40days thinking about mince pies…i then spent 1 day eating them, then the rest of the year regretting it….something is seriosuly wrong…he he…
good post…
happy Christmas brother and sister Taylor
Tom

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admin December 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm

At least you’re honest mate! You can join us in prayer and fasting in January though if you want…get our minds and hearts focused on the heavenly food…

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Tom December 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Definitely going to need some fasting in the new year…for both spiritual and physical reasons…on a serious note, would be happy to join you for some prayer again, lets set a few times when we can meet up and mission walk….looking forward to it. cheers bro

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Tom December 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Proverbs 18 verse 16 “A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.”

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admin December 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Definitely mate…Speak soon

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Pam Holmes December 23, 2012 at 12:56 am

Thought provoking! Thanks, Ben.

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