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During His Days Among Us, Jesus Never Rejected Anyone
During His days among us, Jesus never rejected anyone. He ate with sinners, healed the sick, spoke to the despised, loved the rejected, performed miracles on Saturdays, and taught us to love our neighbor. In the New Testament, He left us an example of His Love when Jesus visited 12 houses. See below what His attitudes were:
Jesus’ family was invited to a wedding party, along with His disciples. However, during the party, the wine was over. That is, the party would also be over. But Jesus performed his first miracle in determining that the waters were transformed into the best wine that had already been tasted. The wine represents joy. Being that way, Jesus restored the happiness of that house.
“Jesus made this beginning of signs in Cana of Galilee and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.” (John 2:11)
Is there a lack of joy in your house? Know that Jesus wants to transform all pain and suffering into pure happiness.
Jesus took the cure.
Upon leaving the synagogue, Jesus visited Peter’s house, where he found the disciple’s mother-in-law sick. Immediately, Jesus rebuked the disease and ministered the cure. The woman was healed and began to serve the Lord Jesus.
“And leaning towards her, he rebuked the fever; and the fever left her, and getting up instantly, she served them.” (Luke 4:39)
Jesus brought the restoration.
Upon arriving at the house that served as an inn between the trips, a crowd approached Jesus, searching for several miracles. But a paralyzed man caught his attention when his friends introduced him to the house by the roof—admired for that faith. Jesus forgave his sins and restored his health.
“Well, so that you may know that the Son of Man has the power on earth to forgive sins,” he said to the person with paralysis: To you, I say, Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. (Luke 5:24)
Jesus wants to restore the health of his life and his family and invites him to enter his house today.
Jesus brought repentance.
Jesus was invited to eat at Leví’s house a tax collector.
But the Pharisees began to discriminate against Levi for his past. They questioned Jesus and His disciples for eating with him. However, the Lord warned them, saying: “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:32)
Jesus brought repentance and forgiveness to that house. Allow Him to enter yours and also forgive everyone for each one’s sinful past.
Jesus brought anointing and forgiveness.
In Israel, there was a custom that whenever someone arrived at a house, the host offered water to wash the visitor’s feet and hands. When Jesus arrived at Simon’s house, he did not offer him such hospitality, but behold, there was a surprise for everyone when a woman came in, washed the Lord Jesus’ feet with her tears, dried them with her hair, and anointed them with ointment.
Jesus saw the love of that woman and said to her before everyone: “For which I tell you that his many sins are forgiven him because he loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.” (Luke 7:47)
Invite Jesus to enter his house, shed his tears at His feet, and receive forgiveness and anointing.
Jesus brought life.
Jairo was desperate for his daughter’s illness and invited Jesus to go to his house, but the worst happened on the way: his daughter died. However, Jesus, seeing that man’s faith, still went to his house and performed the miracle: “But He, taking her by the hand, cried out saying: “Girl, get up. Then his Spirit returned and immediately rose, and He commanded him to be fed.” (Luke 9:54-55)
Jesus can resurrect what is already dead for you. Call him to enter your house and bring life back!
Jesus brought the Word.
In one of the houses Jesus most frequented, He left us a great lesson by rebuking Martha, who cared too much about the house chores. At the same time, Mary concentrated on hearing His message.
“But only one thing is necessary; and Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:42)
Leave worries aside; ask Jesus to enter your house and hear what the Spirit wants to tell you. As Jesus visited multiple houses, let Him into yours.
Jesus brought Salvation
Jesus, realizing Zacae’s effort to see him, offered to visit that public house. Zacae felt privileged, recognized his sins, and decided to change his life, apologizing to the people he had disappointed.
Seeing his repentance, Jesus said to him: “Today Salvation has come to this house; for he is also the son of Abraham.” (Luke 19:9)
Know that Jesus also wants to enter your house and save you!
Jesus brought communion.
According to scholars, this house belonged to the evangelist Mark. The disciples were well received there and asked that the house’s best space be separated to prepare for the Lord’s Supper.
“…How much I have wished to eat with you this Easter…” (Luke 22:15)
When you prepare the best for the Lord Jesus, your life and family are filled with communion in the presence of God.
It was the only time Jesus involuntarily visited a house. In the place of Caiaphas, the high priest, He was judged to condemn him to death.
“And the chief priests and the elders and the whole council, sought false testimony against Jesus, to deliver him to death…” (Matthew 26:59)
We often raise our voices in our own houses to judge our relatives and the people around us without realizing that Jesus is also there with us.
Reflect and observe if your words have been judgmental to your neighbor.
Jesus carried the spiritual vision.
After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples, but they did not recognize Him. However, when He was invited to enter the house and spend the night, Jesus broke the bread and gave them. At that moment, the eyes of those two disciples opened, and they could see that Jesus was always among them.
“The Lord has truly risen, and has appeared to Simon.” (Luke 24:34)
Jesus wants to open the spiritual vision of his family so that everyone can see He lives among us. Just as Jesus visited various houses, He wants to call yours.
Jesus poured out the Holy Spirit.
After Jesus’s death and resurrection, the disciples feared the Jews. But the Lord appeared to them in the house where they were gathered and calmed them down: “… he blew, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:22)
Know that in those days when you are alone, afraid, with the doors closed, the Lord Jesus is with you. He sends His Spirit to calm your heart.
Whatever your need, the Lord Jesus continues knocking on the door to enter and transform your life and home. Just as Jesus did when He visited 12 houses, you should only invite him at this time through a simple prayer.
“Behold, I stand at the door, and I call; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will enter him, and I will dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)