Good morning fb peeps. Well, this is resurrection morning and because God is eternal and everything He does is eternal, not only did the greatest event that would ever happen, come to pass but it continues. Human spirits are being brought from death Read more ...
to life every time the Good News is told and received. Then for those of us who have already been brought from death to life but have perhaps grown cold, gotten weary, fallen to temptation, gotten offended or whatever else that the enemy has used as a weapon against us; we are resurrected in our souls by "hearing" once again the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I spoke with a precious gentleman yesterday from our church who said he didn't know why he was being used by God because he was just an ordinary person. I've been thinking about that and I don't believe that we were ever just ordinary people. From the time that we were created and our heavenly Father breathed the breath of life into us, we became a living soul, and made in the image of God. There is nothing ordinary about that.
Oh sure, our enemy got in the mix and man became a mess but still not, just ordinary. Our Heavenly Father had devised a plan to bring us back into relationship with Him, to bring us back to our original state. Well, today, we celebrate the occurrence of that plan some 2000 years ago when a man, born of a woman, came into this world. His name was Jesus and He walked among us for approximately 33 years doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil.
Then, one day this plan was executed. This man Jesus gave His life, took our punishment for changing gods in the Garden, was beaten beyond any recognizable manlike state, bore every sin that had ever or would ever be committed by man, carried every sickness that any physician could give a name to and any sickness that has no name, bore every mind battle ever to hit the mind of man, carried his own cross, ( which was not His, but ours), climbed a hill called Golgotha, bore the terrible pain of being nailed to a cross which was then dropped unmercifully into a ready made hole. Then, the worst thing that could happen to this man called Jesus, this man who had stripped Himself of His Kingship to come to earth, this man who had perfectly pleased the Father, always done good,who knew no sin but who had become sin for us, endured the worst punishment of all because the Father had to look away from this sin covered Son of His, not because He wanted to, not because He no longer loved His Son, not because He was condemning Him or judging Him but because, had He looked upon this sin covered being, His Glory would have disintegrated that sin destroying the man.
Still that was not the end for Jesus. Oh no, He descended into the very bowels of hell and for three days was tormented by the hordes of hell. But then a voice, not just any voice, but a voice that carried with it the power of the all powerful creator of the universe. I can just hear that roar now as it bounced off every wall in that pit, shook every occupant and made every demon tremble. Oh yes, they knew that voice and they knew they were in trouble. That voice spoke and the power that it carried brought Jesus to His feet. That power surged through every atom within Him and He was resurrected long before He came up out of that grave. He drug that rotten bunch through their own mess, made an open show of the devil, took back the keys to death, hell and the grave, gave gifts unto men, led captivity captive, very neatly folded his grave cloth since He would not be needing it again and walked out of that stone covered hole.
Now, you tell me, how in the world a big basket filled with jelly beans and a chocolate covered bunny rabbit can begin to top that! I say not! And I say not to the thought of an ordinary man or woman because there was no way that such a terrible price could have or would have been paid for ordinary.
And now who are we, those who have received the truth of this Glorious Gospel, we are now Ambassadors from the Kingdom of Heaven. We walk among men as Jesus did, going about doing good, telling the Good News to those who are still captive to the enemy. Oh, we are hot haughty and proud in ourselves because we know that were it not for the sacrifice of our Elder Brother,Jesus , we would be as lost as a goose in a hailstorm.
Celebrate today knowing that you are loved with an everlasting love by the Father whose voice not only created you but resurrected you. HALLELUJAH!
THANK YOU JESUS FOR YOUR UNSPEAKABLE GIFT!