Firstly, I want to say ‘Happy Easter to all my mentors, heroes, friends and the readers of this blog. I pray that in this Resurrection Season, if there be any thing or any area of your life that needs to be resuscitated, the same power – which is the same yesterday today and forever more – that made Jesus to be resurrected, would bring back to life such situation in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen and amen!
The purpose to which Jesus came to this earth is of utmost importance. He came to save the whole humanity from the curse of the Law (Revelation 5:1–10).
But let’s read verse 9 together;
Revelation 5:9 – “And they sung a new song, saying, you are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and had redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.”
He shed his blood for the remission of our sins. The punishment for our wrong doings he undertook, he took the stripes for us. The excruciating death we were supposed to experience, he did experience on our behalf.
He came to save us. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities, he was chastised for our disobedience, and he was maltreated for our wrong acts (Isaiah 53:5). Jesus came and died just because of you and I, so that we can have all round freedom – freedom from sin, sickness, and poverty.
The Lessons from the Account of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
- Every problem has a solution. They thought they had killed him, that he could not come back to life again. But he did not only come back to life, he also resurrected and ascended to heaven.
- Don’t see anybody as permanent enemy. Judas actually betrayed Jesus, but he later repented (Mathew 27:3). Had it been he didn’t commit suicide. He would have chaired the course of the Gospel. At least Peter once denied Jesus.
- Jesus endured death of the cross for the enjoyment thereafter. No matter what you are passing through, endure to the end in order to be glorified. Jesus endured and he was glorified; Job endured and he was restored, and so many others.
- Learn to bridle your tongue. It’s not every time you talk. Jesus did not answer Pontius Pilate, the governor, a word (Mathew 27:14). There are times, ‘Silence is the best answer’ applied.
- Always stand for the truth. Majority may be wrong sometimes. Besides the fact that it is divine for Jesus to die, the multitudes chose Barabbas, the prisoner, to be released and Jesus, the innocent, to be condemned (Mathew 27:20). That was a big mistake on their paths, yet the Governor, with a divine hint from his wife, stood for the truth all alone.
Happy Easter once again and do enjoy your holiday!
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