The Celebration and Commemoration of the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is truly one of the most sacred and joyous times in the Christian Calendar. Every year, believers from all around the world take these precious days to remember when Jesus died to take away the sins of the world. Known as Good Friday, we remember the road to Golgotha’s Hill, the thirty-nine (39) stripes that He bore and every drop of blood that He shed so that you and I can have a right to live an abundant life. (John 10:10)
We reflect on the time after His death, where He reveals that while in the grave, He took the keys, or the power, of death, hell and the grave and destroyed their works in our lives so that we could live and not die; prosper and not perish; He died so that you could be free of every wicked device and attack of the enemy and overcome any evil that may come our way.
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold,
I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys
of hell and of death. (Revelation 1:18)
On the third day, which we celebrate as Easter Sunday, Jesus rose from the grave with all power in His hand. The good news is that Jesus’ resurrection reflects the strength and power of the Christian Church which He makes available to everyone who accepts Him. It is His desire that this powerful message be spread to every nation of the earth. Jesus is alive and all power in heaven and earth has been given to Him. It is this same resurrection power that He desires to give you, today. He died so that you could live victoriously.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
(Matthew 28:18, 19)
In a time where the world is faced with the recent Coronavirus Outbreak and there remains much uncertainty as to what the future holds; we as believers in Jesus Christ know, that no matter the circumstances that all things will work together for our good. (Romans 8:28) In Romans 8, the Apostle Paul writes a letter to the believers in Rome admonishing them to be encouraged because nothing in this world, whether present or to come, can ever separate them from the love of our God which was demonstrated through Christ.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us from the love of God,
which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:35, 38-39)
It is this message that I share with you today. No matter where you are or what is going on around you, the love and power of God is available to all who believe. God wants you to know that He loves you and there is nothing that will ever change that. He loves you with an everlasting love and gave His life just to prove how much He loves you. Receive His love today and rest assured that your life will never be the same.
1 John 3:8