"The Simplistic but Powerful Message of Easter!"
There are a plethora of
things that one could say concerning Easter. There is much that
has been shared pertaining to Easter and the Resurrection of Our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ. Regardless of the vast amount of information
that one may obtain (and a good biblical understanding should be
sought by all) there are a few simple realities that we should never
lose sight of.
1. Easter, more in
particular, the Resurrection of Jesus "is"
a death defying "FACT!"
" We heard him say,
I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three
days I will build another made without hands."
"Jesus answered and
said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it
up." John 2:19
2. The stone wasn't
rolled away to let Jesus OUT, but to let us COME IN!
And when we come to Jesus, He comes into our hearts, and removes the Stones of Bitterness, Envy, Strife, Rebellion, Doubt, Disappointment, Disgrace, Lack, Hatred, and the contamination of SIN.
Just as the Centurion guards that kept watch over tomb fell faint as dead men when the Glorious Resurrection occurred, so shall all those things that seek to remain locked within us, Bitterness, Envy, Strife, Rebellion, Doubt, Disappointment, Disgrace, Lack, Hatred, and all manner Evil and the contamination of SIN. Because when these stones are rolled away, the LOVE of God through Christ enters in and we are thus partakers of Jesus' Resurrection.
5: For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
17: Therefore if any man
be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Therefore, we can now come
boldly before the throne of God and know...
"all the promises
of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us"
2 Corinthians 1:20.
This Easter spend time in Thanksgiving, Rejoicing, Reflection, and Reverberating the True Love and Passion of Christ (The Book Version, AKA The BIBLE!) to all that is without; and may you always know and never, ever stop telling, living, and sharing with a dying humanity, the living reality... of Our Risen Savior!
"For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:" Job19:25.
Be Blessed and Have Superfantastic Day!
Pastor Jerome A. Rogers, Sr..