Friday, 29 March 2013

What Happened On The Third Day


What Happened On The Third Day
Where would we be without the sacrifice that Jesus made for our sins? Where would we be?
My life has been transformed and my heart renewed because God revealed Himself to me through His son Jesus. No one comes to the Father except through the Son and who the Father reveals Himself to through His Son Jesus (John 14:6). No more are we bound by the trickery and deception of the devil and a fallen world.  Today we are set free by the blood of Jesus and the sacrifice that was made on the cross many years ago (Ephesians 1:7).  
Where would we be today without the sacrifice?
We have nothing that we can offer to repay the debt paid at the cross. We cannot give God anything to repay Him for His grace and mercy.  He is faithful even when we are not (2 Timothy 2:13). God sent His Son to die for our sins (Romans 5:8), so today we remember the pain and suffering that Jesus went through but we celebrate our living God who rose again on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:4). JESUS ROSE ON THE THIRD DAY SO WE CAN RISE EVERY DAY.  He conquered death (Revelation 1:18). The grave could not hold Him because He is sovereign

Through our baptism, the confession of our sins and acceptance that Jesus is Lord in our lives we are set free and cannot be bound.  Satan has no power over us (John 14:30).  We are free and have the power over satan and all schemes and plans of the enemy to separate us from God.  We have victory in a fallen world…thank you Jesus!
When Jesus rose from the dead He gave all who believed in Him the power to accomplish all things through Him. Where would we be if Jesus did not go to the cross? We would be running around deep in sin looking for enjoyment, chasing the wind of pleasure which could never quench our thirst.  We will look in clubs, drink, drugs and sexual immorality for something to satisfy us but until we drink from the cup of Jesus we will thirst forever. He is the Living Water and when we drink from His well we will thirst no more (John 4:14).  We would be like wondering sheep in the wilderness without a shepherd but because of Jesus and the cross we are free. We know who we are and whose we are.  No longer are we aimless wanderers. We have a purpose and a promise. He will never leave nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 3:6-8).  Nothing shall separate us from His love.  No weapon formed against us will prosper (Isaiah 54:17).  He will give us exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ask for (Ephesians 3:20-21).
When we are lost who do we turn to? Who do we thank when we wake up in the morning? No one?  When things go bad who could we turn to?  When things are well who do we thank and what for?  We were truly lost in the wilderness with no purpose; in a ship at sea with no compass or direction but the blood of Jesus and the cross conquered all that satan meant for evil.  Satan came to kill, steal and destroy but Jesus came so that we could have life and the fullness thereof.  Through His blood and the cross we have been set free.
Where would we be without Jesus??!!
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