Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
September 23, 2013
He's in the Midst
"For where two or three gather together because they are Mine, I will be right there among them" (Matthew 18:20).
What better proof is there of the fact that Jesus is God, that He is omnipresent? As you and I gather with our little groups - whether two or three, or 200 - Jesus is there in the midst. And at the same time that wonderful promise applies to similar groups in Africa, Israel, China and anywhere else!
This general assertion is made to support the particular promise made to his apostles in verse 19. Those who meet in His name can be sure He is among them.
An omniscient, omnipotent God - and His Son Jesus Christ - are omnipresent (everywhere present at the same time)! What a glorious truth! Let your imagination soar: among the Masai tribe in Kenya, Africa, or the Quechua Indians in Ecuador - if they are meeting in that name which is above every name, even Jesus Christ our Lord, He is right there meeting with them.
Equally important, you and one or two friends meeting together in His name can have the assurance that He is right there meeting with you as well. And you can feel His presence - especially as you acknowledge the fact that He is there and begin to worship Him for who and what He is.
Joy of joys, God and Jesus Christ who meet with missionaries and national believers on the field and with church leaders in their councils also meet with you and me today.
Bible Reading: Acts 20:32-28
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: I will look for new opportunities to invoke His presence in my midst by fellowshipping with other believers in His name.