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Proverbs 5:21

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

Proverbs 15:3

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

After CHRIST JESUS had been crucified, the Disciples were very fearful of

the Jewish Authority, for fear of persecution from them. ( Understandably so..)

The disciples were gathered together behind closed doors,

Everyone was there except Thomas, called Didymus.

John 20:19-20

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

20And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

John 20:24-29

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

25The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

29Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

From the middle of the 1st century AD texts begin to be written which will later be gathered into a New Testament, representing the updated covenant revealed by CHRIST.

From the old testament, considered to be amongst the books of the ‘ minor prophets ‘

Comes the the book of: Zechariah.

We know when Zechariah wrote his book, because he is specific about dating his writing (520–518 BC).

Here now comes the question, really more so a statement ! In Zechariah 13:6, we [ read ] about a clear indication ( now ) that this verse speaks of JESUS.

Zechariah 13:6

And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

Why is HE saying that HE was wounded in the house of my friends? What house, and what ‘ friends ‘?

Easy enough… The house spoken of ( in advance, mind you ) was the house where the disciples were gathered [after] JESUS had risen from the grave. The ‘ friends ‘ [were] those disciples, more specifically “ Thomas,” called: Didymus. In the verse Zechariah 13:6, it is stated; what are these wounds in -

thine hands? ( The nail prints of course. ) But why is he specifying that HE [ JESUS ] was wounded in

The house of HIS friends? HE was wounded by Thomas’ disbelief. JESUS then re-appeared to them as they were gathered together - ( 8 ) days later, and JESUS asked

Thomas to handle HIM. He wanted Thomas to physically touch HIM and see HIS wounds and confirm that

It was in fact, JESUS he was seeing and talking to, most importantly as well, that HE had risen. In John 20:28, Thomas said: “ My LORD and my GOD “ When Thomas had said he wouldn’t believe unless he could touch and see JESUS, this wounded or grieved JESUS on account of Thomas’ disbelief. { “ I was wounded in the house of my friends “ }

Thomas loved JESUS, no doubt - but was seemingly very perplexed

By the entire event. ( again, understandably so.) What is VERY COMPELLING here, is that, not only was this expressed in the old testament -

book of Zechariah, and GOD already had accurately stated this before it happened - but also equally

Compelling is that JESUS [ not ] being in the room when Thomas stated his disbelief ---

HEARD THOMAS SAY THIS ! This is all just chock full of lessons ! One lesson for us ALL is; is that we are never, ever, really alone are we?? GOD is ALWAYS WATCHING.

LISTENING. WORKING. [ Of COURSE HE Is ] ! ! This too, no doubt, astounded Thomas as well…..! WE ALL - Should, knowing this, conduct ourselves accordingly. When we are seemingly alone, are we? Knowing that in fact, that GOD is ALWAYS present, ever present, ‘’ OMNI-PRESENT ‘’ And that [ we] are [never] truly alone, should we not then conduct ourselves in a manner that

Would be pleasing to GOD? If we could all see HIM right now, would we act differently? Would we speak in a manner more consistent with reverence, and manners? Would we express our manner of speech in a more pleasing manner? Well guess what? Just because we don’t see GOD in a physical manifestation right before our eyes

Is no reason to ( assume ) that GOD is not right by us. Because HE in fact, IS ! How is it then, that we have the audacity to assume otherwise? We REALLY need to STOP conforming to what the world says, or thinks or does -

And START conforming to what GOD says.

2 Chronicles 16:9

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.”

2 Corinthians Chapter 5

7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

8 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.

John 20:30-31

And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

31But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Hebrews 12:2 Context

1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

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