In Revelation 3:20, Jesus Christ said: “Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and open the door, I will come in to him…’’
Above is a very soothing statement, which demonstrates the readiness of Jesus Christ to visit us, and this has nothing to do with our status, level of education, finance, spirituality, connection, racial background, etc. He is fond of visiting His people regularly; perhaps every day, and when He does, He dishes out great benefits. This position is confirmed in Psalm 68:19 as follows: “Blessed be the Lord who daily loads us with benefits’’.
So, what are the benefits that we are talking about here, you may wish to ask? Well, there many of them, but we shall consider only the following here.
This is a major benefit that accompany visits from Jesus Christ, and it is very close to His heart. This is confirmed in Act 10:38 like this: “…Jesus of Nazareth … went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil…’’.
In Matthew 8:14, Jesus visited Peter, and met his mother in-law lying sick with a fever. Without wasting time, he touched her, and she became well instantaneously. From this story, we can safely conclude that a visit from Jesus Christ is capable of generating healing.
Friend, are you sick in any part of your body, or in any area of your life at present? If you do, then rejoice, because healing is around the corner. Pray to Jesus Christ to visit you with His healing power today, and you can be sure that He will.
2. Deliverance from shame
In John 2:1-11, Jesus Christ and his disciples attended a wedding ceremony! Soon, the organizers ran out of wine, and shame was looming. This was however stopped by the intervention of Jesus Christ, who turned ordinary water into wine of great quality and sufficient quantity. Supposing He did not visit; i.e. attend the wedding ceremony, the couple would have suffered unspeakable shame for the rest of their lives.
Are you currently harboring any shameful situation in your life? Does it appear as if you are incapable of changing it by yourself? If it does, then, invite Jesus Christ to visit you today. Commit the situation into His hands as well, and He will sort you out before long.
3. Change of reputation
Matthew was a tax collector, and a great sinner. No doubt, his reputation was in tatters, and no sensible person would interact with him freely. But one day, Jesus Christ visited the tax office, saw him there, and asked him to follow Him (Matthew 9:9). And from that day, he became one of His disciples, and his reputation changed from being a hated tax collector/crook, to a celebrated disciple of Jesus Christ; a priceless calling!
Do you have the notorious reputation of being a murderer, a cheater, a liar, a drug addict, an alcoholic, a prostitute, an adulterer, a debtor, etc.? Do you want it changed? If you do then, initiate a visit from Jesus Christ straight away, and your story will change sooner or later.
This is the most important benefit that a visit from Jesus Christ can elicit. With it, you will become one of His followers, enjoy good things of life (Luke 12:31), and when your time on earth is over, you will attain Heaven (John 3:3); an unparalleled place to be (Revelation 21:4).
Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10), a tax collector, and a detested sinner like Matthew, was visited by Jesus Christ, despite intense objection from the people. And from that visit, he received his salvation, and all the benefits associated with it.
Friend, you can see that a visit from Jesus Christ comes with immense benefits. You too can have them today. But you have to do the right thing first; you have to sort out your salvation; you must be born again. Supposing you are not up till now, please invite Jesus Christ into your life as your personal Lord and savior at once, because tomorrow may be too late. He will not ignore you! After that, you will be well positioned to receive divine healing, deliverance from shame, change of reputation, Salvation, etc. from Jesus Christ. Amen.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.
Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies