He is Risen with Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude
Reading for the day
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
Happy Easter to every one of you where you are and in whatever situation or condition you are in, the God who brought Jesus out of the grave will bring you out of it all.
Where ever you the Lord God will intervene in your situation in Jesus’ name. Amen
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
This is pleasant news to the soul.
IMPLICATION and MEANING OF THE RISEN LORD.
1. God is a promise keeper.
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
His word is dependable, that is the message of Easter.
He makes ways out of every trouble. Man fell, every attempt to redeem man was partial and or unsuccessful, so God saw this inadequacy and sent Jesus His son, a sinless man must bring redemption to a sinful man.
1 Corinthians 10:13
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
I speak into your life, you are coming out of that situation, coming out victorious, triumphant and with rejoicing.
3. Whatever has a beginning will have an end.
For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
When He died, He conquered death, prior to this event those who died, where buried but never came back.
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Nothing takes God by surprise, everything that happens He already knew.
Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
GOD WILL OVERCOME EVIL.
6. Gives us hope for the future
Give us hope of a new life in heaven, and a good life here on earth. believe it, it would come to pass.
Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.If God did what he promised in raising Christ, He will keep His promise concerning us.
Life is assured in Christ for today and tomorrow
7. It authenticates our redemption in Christ Jesus. gives credence to our faith and gospel.
1 Corinthians 15:14-15
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
May the power of resurrection lift you up.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Lord Jesus, I believe you love me and died for me, I receive you into my heart, I believe you will come back soon and take me to yourself. Thank you for saving me