Teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
At the end of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus makes three incredible statements.
First, He declares that He has been given all authority in heaven and earth.
Second, He instructs His disciples to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Finally, He makes the promise we focus on today. “I am with you always.”
Jesus had already promised He would be with them when they gathered together (Matthew 18:20), now He was promising to be with them individually.
Jesus is With You
Jesus couldn’t make this promise when He walked on the earth. He could only be in one place at a time. However, through the Holy Spirit, He could be with all His followers all the time.
As they traveled to the ends of the earth sharing the good news of the gospel, they could be confident that Jesus was with them, empowering them with boldness, strength, and guidance.
No matter where they might go, Jesus would be right there with them.
Jesus is With You
Wherever you are today, Jesus is with you. His Holy Spirit will comfort and guide you. His presence will strengthen and give you courage. He will assure you that you are right where He wants you. He is with you, supplying all your needs and empowering you to accomplish His will.
You have His perpetual promise that no matter where you go, He will be with you. He will lead you, empower you, and comfort you every moment of the day.
When you are all alone and feeling lonely, remember His promise to be with you. When you feel abandoned by others, remember there is one who has said, He will be with you always.
There is no condition to this promise. Jesus gave an unconditional guarantee that He will be with you wherever you go.
Look at that promise one more time.
Teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. – Matthew 28:19-20
Make these confessions.
No matter where I go, Jesus is with me.
He empowers me to accomplish everything He commands.
His presence is with me and in me.
Through the Holy Spirit, He empowers, guides, and comforts me.
He will be with me until I see Him face to face.
In Jesus Name,
As you go through your day, remember, through the Holy Spirit, Jesus is with you. Rest in His presence, and trust His guidance.
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