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It Is Time, It Is Daybreak!!

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, β€œDo 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: β€˜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!!πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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 πŸ€” 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!πŸ™Œ

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!!πŸ˜‡ And if He is for us, who can be against us. Mmmmmmhh, I feel encouraged!πŸ˜‰ 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!!πŸ™‹πŸ˜Š

#ItIsTime #Victory #Jesus #Resurrection

My Role in Surrender!!

Worry, Worry, Worry. I am tired of worry. I am tired of cracking my head all night long thinking that am coming up with strategic solutions. I am tired of overthinking. I am tired of giving the evil one a chance in my mind to push me into anxiety of the future. I want tranquility. I want peace of mind. I want harmony of thoughts. I surrender. I surrender to you Lord every human effort I think will lead me to success without consulting you. I surrender every mortal strategy that does not acknowledge you. I desire to come to a place where once a prayer is made then my heart welcomes and clings on to the peace that is beyond understanding. I want victory in the battle field of the mind! I want victory in my life!!

Several years back, I struggled greatly with overthinking. My mind ran so fast day and night. I talk pretty fast so my mind really moved in the same pace. I remember having to take sleeping pills so as to slow my thinking and finally get to sleep. Now I look back and I realize what an oppression I was under. And how much deliverance I received from my Father in heaven. Now and again I can see the various ways the enemy would want me back in that corner. That dark place. But I say NO!! I say NO to the traps of the evil one as I have come to know them all too well.

Devil, you are a liar!! The Bible says:

  1. Psalms 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace
  2. Isaiah 26:12 LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us
  3. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid

The Lord did not leave as, as orphans, he gave us a Helper who lives inside of us. He will teach us all things. He will help us and be with us forever. One condition that stands out in John 14: 15-27 where Jesus promises the Holy Spirit, is that if we love him, we should show it by keeping his commands. And that is when he will ask the Father and he will give us the Spirit of truth.

In all these discussions about peace and surrender, there is a role for me to play. That if Jesus is to show himself to me, I have to show him how much I love him. How do I do that? By obeying his commands. Because whoever has his commands and keeps them is the one that really and truly loves him. It is more than just utterances of the words, but more of a way of living. Peace has mostly evaded me when my ways have not been pleasing to the Lord. A lot of unrest occupies my heart. Just the thought that God may not come for me in a certain area of my life just really demeans the power of El Shaddai. I should be better at my perspective of who God is. But often I find myself doing the former.

What do I do in such scenarios? I surrender. I surrender my weaknesses and questions to the one that knows it all. My other role in the effort to surrender is to surrender that very struggle that I may not be humanly able sometimes to actually surrender. So I need to surrender that weakness itself. Even the lack of will to surrender needs to be put at the feet of Jesus. It needs to be surrendered.

Part of the lyrics in the song above say :-

“I don’t understand

But I understand

Why God I need you

It’s why God I run to Your arms

Over and over again

It’s why God I cling to Your love

And hold on for dear life

And I find You are right by my side” – Austin French – Christian musician

I am truly humbled to know that our God is a good Father. He wants me to come to him just as I am. Only Him can fix me. Only Him can heal me. Only Him knows me fully and truly enough to restore all that the enemy has taken from me. Whether knowingly or unknowingly. I believe in you Lord. You are ever the Omnipresent and Omnipotent God!! You are the Alpha and Omega!! You say that there is nothing impossible with you. You are the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. I run to your arms over and over again. I cling to your love and hold on for dear life! May the same grace reach all those that run to you our Loving Father!! You say that heaven is your throne, and the earth your footstool!!
Let all the praise, honor and glory be unto you Jehovah! You deserve it all!!

God bless you!! See you next week Friday!!

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