Luke 24:36-39 KJV, “And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.”
Revelation 3:19-20 KJV, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
EG White, SOP Vol 3, 1878, p. 219, “Jesus is ever ready to speak peace to souls that are troubled with doubts and fear. This precious Saviour waits for us to open the door of our heart to him, and say, Abide with us. He says, ‘Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.’ Our life is a continual strife; we must war against principalities and powers, against spiritual wickedness, and foes that never sleep; we must resist temptations, and overcome as Christ overcame. When the peace of Jesus enters our heart we are calm and patient under the severest trials.
The resurrection of Jesus was a sample of the final resurrection of all who sleep in him. The risen body of the Saviour, his deportment, the accents of his speech, were all familiar to his followers. In like manner will those who sleep in Jesus rise again. We shall know our friends even as the disciples knew Jesus. Though they may have been deformed, diseased, or disfigured in this mortal life, yet in their resurrected and glorified body their individual identity will be perfectly preserved, and we shall recognize, in the face radiant with the light shining from the face of Jesus, the lineaments of those we love.”
1 Jesus is ever ready to speak peace to us.
2 Jesus waits for us to open our hearts’ door.
3 Jesus desires to hear, “Abide with me.”
4 Jesus helps us resist Temptations.
5 Jesus overcame the world. We can overcome with Christ.
6 Jesus gives us life eternal when we believe in Him.
7 Jesus has the power to resurrect those who sleep in Him.
John 14:27 KJV, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
When Christ, the Son of the Living God, comes into our hearts, only then can we experience calm and patient under severest trials. He comes, waits, knocks, joins, eats, and gives us peace.
Christ’s Holy Spirit will comfort us.
Sincerely in the Blessed Hope.