As we continue our study in 1st Peter, we find ourselves in a section that is often seen as confusing and is misunderstood (1 Peter 3:17-22). However, as we focus on what these verses declare about Jesus, the cloud of confusion lifts, and the freshness of revelation flows into our souls.

Jesus suffered on the cross for our sins, died, was buried, and then rose again on the third day by the power of the Holy Spirit. In other words, Jesus, the very same Jesus who walked this earth 2,000 years ago, is alive and in our midst today.

That means that He hears our worship. That means we can cast our cares upon Him. Where His saints are gathered in His name, Jesus is there. So, if you get touched in a special way today, it’s Jesus. If you feel like you are the only one that God is speaking to when you go to church or take part in a home fellowship group, it’s Jesus.

Yes, Jesus has risen from the dead, and is seated in that place of authority in heaven. Jesus: On the throne, in our midst, and in our hearts — Glorious!