Joyful Morning

 

 

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Victory has won. What a joyful morning it was when Jesus was no longer in the grave. He was born to rise. Praise God Jesus rose and conquered sin and death that didn’t have the power to keep Him dead. Jesus got the keys of hell and death so that we don’t have to ever enter that place of everlasting torment. Our Savior  is alive!  Our Savior defeated everything that Satan tried to do and is still trying to do. Below are some highlighted points to consider on the victorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

1) Death could not hold the Son of God’s body down and the stone that was heavy was not a problem that could stop God’s power.
Some thought that when Jesus died that was it. No! His Father is stronger and powerful than death which makes Jesus stronger and powerful than death. Nothing can get in God’s way for His purpose to unfold.

 

2) Everything that Jesus said will take place, never falls short and when it comes to pass it is a reminder that He is TRUTH. In Luke 24  the angel told the women “He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.”  The bible also says they remembered his words.

 

3) Nothing that is buried in our lives that needs to rise has to stay that way. Because Jesus rose from a buried state and has all power, whatever is buried in our lives that needs resurrection can rise above defeat, difficulty, struggle and more.

 

4) Jesus’ resurrection and good news is for all  believers to spread and tell others. Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary the mother of James are examples of believers who went out and told the apostles. So must we go out and tell others of Jesus and His gospel. It’s their choice to make whether to believe and accept or not, but we must do our part.

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The Greatest Sacrifice

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During this time of holy week, we take the time to reflect and express gratitude for the greatest sacrifice our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ done on the cross. In this world many make so many sacrifices to help themselves, their families and others, but not one earthly sacrifice can compare to this highest sacrifice. I don’t think we as humans can fully comprehend Christ’s love for us. Below are some highlighted points to consider about this greatest sacrifice.

 

1) Humility was displayed so that we could have beyond what we deserved. This sacrifice took humility. Jesus laid down His life so that we can experience abundant and enteral life. He put aside himself , his feelings and all the suffering He endured.

 

2) Jesus suffered in pain so that we could receive healing. The lashes on His body and all the pain He was put in He embraced it so that when we are sick or hurting physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally we can experience the healing that came through His stripes.

 

3) He took on the shame so that we could be forgiven. It was all those that put Him up on the cross that sinned and all of His human creation who sinned and deserved death and hell. Jesus was laughed at, mocked and accused of things that He didn’t do. He was willing to go through all of those things so that our sins won’t be held and counted against us.

 

4) Jesus felt and experienced on the cross everything we would feel, go through and so much more than anybody could suffer. The bible says Jesus is acquainted with grief. He knows what it’s like to be rejected, hated, and betrayed.

 

5) All those who believe and receive Jesus has something so magnificent that they will receive FREELY that this world could never give them. For those that continue to refuse Jesus and what He has freely done for them, the good things on this earth will just be it for them. Those that receive Jesus and accept the free gift of salvation has something much more meaningful, precious and worthwhile to look forward to beyond the good things on this earth.

 

 

 

 

10 Lessons From Exodus

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In the bible the major themes in exodus such as the bondage of the Israelites, Moses called by God to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, the plagues that took place because of Pharaoh’s hardened heart, God giving Moses the Ten Commandments and the tabernacle being built have very valuable lessons in those recordings and biblical stories. According to 1 Kings 6: 1, the exodus took place 480 years before the construction with Solomon’s temple. Although in 1 Kings the number is symbolic and shows representation of twelve generations of forty years each. Below are some highlight lessons from exodus to consider.

 

`1) It’s better to look foolish and do what God is telling us, then to look good and ignore God’s will.

2) Freedom starts in our minds and hearts and then manifests on the outward.

3) Our desert experiences are needed for us to reach others and for God to work through us.

4) Sometimes the very thing that we desire, love or want we must move on from in the process of reaching what God desires for us.

5) We must move into God’s will with total surrender even when it looks dark around us.

6) It’s ok to have questions and concerns, but we must never turn away from God in our cares.

7) In the midst of what seems like nothing, God shows up with more than something. He shows Himself to truly be all sufficient.

8) Rushing ahead of God to make yourself happy and satisfied leads to serious consequences.

9) Hearts are revealed in times of waiting.

10) Our own way will often lead to devastation.