One Bread, One Body - Reflection for May 16, 2019


"Believe that I AM." —John 13:19

Jesus told His apostles that one of them would betray Him. Jesus explained His reason for doing this: "I tell you this now, before it takes place, so that when it takes place you may believe that I AM" (Jn 13:19). Jesus is working in our lives so that we will have an ever greater faith in Him as the great I AM, God Himself. It is of supreme importance that we believe in Jesus' divinity. Jesus bluntly stated: "You will surely die in your sins unless you come to believe that I AM" (Jn 8:24).

Because it is absolutely essential to profess Jesus as Lord and God (Rm 10:9; Jn 20:28), the devil tries to orchestrate circumstances and spin interpretations of these circumstances to leave us confused, doubtful about Jesus' divinity, or even angry with God for permitting tragic events. But the Lord pre-empts these demonic machinations by tipping us off ahead of time; the Lord knows the future and is in control of history — despite reports to the contrary. Jesus is the Lord God. He is forever enthroned on high and now waits for the last of His enemies to be placed beneath His feet (Heb 10:12-13).

Right now, you are in a war over your faith in Jesus' divinity. The greatest of all heresies, Arianism, is subtly attempting to ruin your faith in Jesus' divinity. Refuse to be robbed of your faith in the Lord Jesus. Proclaim ever more insistently: Jesus, "my Lord and my God!" (Jn 20:28)

PRAYER: Father, give me a rock-solid, invincible faith in Jesus' divinity.
PROMISE: "I solemnly assure you, he who accepts anyone I send accepts Me, and in accepting Me accepts Him Who sent Me." –Jn 13:20
PRAISE: Charlie turned back to the Lord on the battlefield and never turned away again.

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Reprinted with permission from Presentation Ministries, a lay association of the Catholic Church that focuses on evangelization and discipleship through Bible teaching, daily Mass, the charisms of the Holy Spirit, and Small Christian Community. Their ministries include:

· One Bread, One Body
· Daily Bread Radio Program
· Annual Bible Institute
· Discipleship Retreats
· Guadalupe Bible College