Summary: THOMAS - doubter - had no assurance of who, what he believed in. Thomas walked with Jesus, Jesus was his friend, master, talked with Jesus, but never had the assurance of what his relationship was with his master. blessed assurance Jesus is mine, o what
Dear Beloved, i thank my Lord, for this day, we are truely blessed to be able to recieve from his word, blessed be his wonderful name.
Father i come to in the name of Jesus, Father today i ask that you would touch each one who searches your word today.I pray Father that you would annoint your word and bring to life your word like you promise.thank you.
today i would like to talk to you about our brother Thomas, Let us turn to John 20:19-29
19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews,Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!"After he said this, he showed them his hands and side.The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
21 Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me,so I am sending you." 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."
24 Jesus Appears to Thomas
24 Now ThomasS (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!"
25 But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side,ver 20 I will not believe it."
26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "PeaceS be with you!" 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."
28 Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
29 Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
brother sister, we are hearing the word, God has something wonderful for you today, only believe.
Jesus come to his disciples, his disciples were together, our brother Thomas wasn’t there, good job, that’s his problem, are you here today.
Thomas missed the gathering, missed the glory, missed the word, don’t neglect the gathering together, brothers, sisters.
that meeting was the very first holy ghost meeting, oh what a joy that would have been, i would have loved to be present in that meeting, ha.
Jesus breathed on them, let Jesus breath on you today.
in verse 25. Thomas opened his mouth and said, Unless i see the nail marks in his hand and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, i will not believe it.
Thomas had no assurance of what a miricle Jesus is to him.
Thomas wanted his sences satisifed, are you doubting today, are you looking for signs, wonders, mircles, are you wanting to see and behold and feel, before you believe.
one week later, glory, Jesus came again, you see, Jesus is present here today.
Jesus addressed Thomas, yippeee, Jesus is here to addresss us, he will addresss those who he loves.
Pease be with you, Then he said to Thomas, Put your finger here, see my hands, reach out your hand and put it into my side, STOP DOUBTING AND BELIEVE.
Jesus is saying to you and me today, Put your finger into my hands, reach out your hand and put it in my side, Jesus is telling us to search his word, feel my heart, oh, brothers and sister, only believe, search my word, you will find life and life more abundently.
our brother Thomas said, MY LORD MY GOD, OH, this is good, this is good.
Jesus said because you have seen me, you have believed, blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed, BLESSED ASSURANCE WE HAVE, AMEN AND AMEN GOD BLESS YOU