Today’s sharing comes from the book of Matthew 28:1-7. It reads:
Jesus Has Risen
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid,for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
As you read chapter 27 which has 66 verses, what you can see are the plots and plans of the elders and chief priests against Jesus. I mean these guys just wanted Jesus gone from the face of the earth. Why? It was just envy really. Pilate as the governor knew this very well as stated in verse 18 of the same chapter. He tried to save Jesus from his accusers but that was in vain. Jesus’ opponents were determined individuals who did everything in their power to get rid of him permanently.😱😟
This for me was quite enlightening. Who would be the chief priests and elders in our current times? Would they be senior people in the church today? Would they be born again Christians or just religious leaders in church? I will leave that for you to ponder. One thing we observe, however is that their evil efforts succeeded. At least for three days!!😂🤣
Because clearly the above scripture of chapter 28 details the victory of our Lord Jesus. What is the aim of this post today? The main theme is encouragement. Encouragement for those that have had chief priests and elders plan devious ways to bring them down or get rid of them. Perhaps 2018 has been a year of your own family and relatives planning evil against you, or your own employees working with your competitors against you (like Judas’ betrayal) or your close friends spreading false testimonies about you. I am here to say that resurrection of all that has been lost in your life is possible. Remember weeping may tarry for the night but joy comes with the morning..Psalms 30:5
And when it is time, it is time!! And this victory comes down with great power from the heavens. The angel coming down from heaven that morning brought along a violent earthquake and went to roll back the stone and sat on it. That is just interesting. He sat on it 🤔 You know the chief priests thought the stone would make the tomb secure, but they did not discern the power that the heavens hold over all created things. No stone, people, being or small can stand in the way when it is time. When it is daybreak!🙌
The other interesting bit about this stone part is that the chief priests and elders remembered what Jesus said about rising again after three days. They really took note of Jesus’ words. Their plan was to convince Pilate who had the powers to order for the complete securing of the tomb. You know what, these chief priests did not have as much power as they portrayed otherwise they would not need anyone’s permission. Just my thoughts. I mean they used their positions and influence to get others to fulfill their plans. They used Judas, Pilate and even the people. That may be power but not complete power.
Our Heavenly Father does not need to consult with anyone in order to fulfill what He sees best. He just goes straight ahead and does it. Isn’t that just amazing!!😇 And if He is for us, who can be against us. Mmmmmmhh, I feel encouraged!😉 The King of Kings, the Mighty Warrior in battle is on our side ladies and gentlemen! As long as we remain in him and his words remains in us, we can ask for whatever we wish and it shall be given unto us. Wow!!
So my beloved reader, it is not over! Jehovah, our God is fighting for you. And when it is time, it is time. My prayer is that your trials will achieve what they are meant to. James 1:12 says…”Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.“
May God richly bless you and keep you for eternity to spend with Him. See you next week Friday!!🙋😊
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