Holy Week is when we turn our attention to honoring Jesus's sacrifice for us and remembering that with God all things are possible. Many people all over the world are going through experiences they can't fix on their own BUT don't give up. Often, that "thing" that looks BIGGER than us (like the coronavirus or those bills) is so God can show us that HE CAN FIX IT. It's NO problem for God. Friend, that's the power of God. He can RESURRECT anything and anyone and He can rebuke and remove anything or anyone that's harming us. God is so faithful and loving. So, don't get discouraged when you see what looks like a "dead thing". That marriage, that ministry, your health, your business, your home or your finances - God can resurrect it - All you need to do is... BELIEVE!
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Read your Bible each day for encouragement and to hear from Father God. And, you don't have to worry. It doesn't matter what the devil SAYS or DOES. The devil CANNOT touch us. We belong to God. We rebuke the coronavirus in Jesus' name and by God's authority. God is on the Throne and ONLY He has the final say! Have faith. Coronavirus IS defeated in Jesus's name and by God's authority. God's got US. Hallelu-Yahweh!
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them, (Mark 11:22-24).
Passover, The Red Sea Crossing at Night and the Miracle-Working God
Passover is such a significant time. Please honor Father God with a prayer and read in Genesis how God spared the Children of Israel. Because they applied the lamb's blood to their doorposts, their firstborn sons were saved.
Even now, as we see Covid bans starting to lift - some a bit preemptive, we must thank God for delivering us. We must also ask for His mercy because we've asked Father God to remove Jezebel, Haman, and all our enemies.
While Passover represents the death angel passing over a home that's covered by Jesus's blood, it's also a catalyst for the journey across the Red Sea.
Note: We used the Prince of Egypt video clip above to depict the Red Sea crossing. There's a more secular Exodus movie but Father God said not to use that version. In the second video above, note that at 1-minute 33-seconds in that Moses and the Children of Israel saw daylight on the other side but the Egyptians saw night. They didn't realize it was a trap that God was setting.
Exodus 14:19-20 states, "And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them [the enemy], but it gave light by night to these [God's People]: so that the one came not near the other all the night."
God separated the Children of Israel from their enemies. But God didn't stop there. As the Egyptians advanced (v. 23-24), by morning, God had taken the wheels off the chariots so the Egyptians were stuck. And, because it was light, they were able to see God drown their enemies (v. 28).
Once Moses held the staff and hit the ground, God parted the waters and the Children of Israel passed through on dry ground. Hence, this is an important time to offer up to Father God the sacrifice of praise for delivering us, both then and now.
As Moses said in Exodus 14:13-14, "And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace."
"And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 24. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, 25. And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians. 26. And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
27. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. 29. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. 30. Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore."
Evidence was found in the Red Sea (see image above) that some believe are the wheels from Pharaoh's chariot. Needless to say, when God steps in He does EXACTLY what He says He will do. AND quite a lot can happen overnight! It's no wonder that people quote Psalm 30:5, "Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning." It's also why they sing, "Late in the midnight hour, God's gonna turn it around. It's gonna work in your favor. We're blessed, blessed, blessed," Lyrics to Fred Hammond's Blessed song.
Lift EVERY voice and sing to the Mighty God who delivers His People. To God we give the HIGHEST PRAISE. Nothing is too hard for our God! Hallelu-Yahweh! I hear "A great quaking is coming." He also said as a reminder, "Don't look back." Let God's Holy Spirit and His Angels guide you.
What do you do during Passover in a pandemic? While we have to continue social distancing, it's important to come before God during this holy time.
During Passover, we remember the blood of Jesus that covers us. It's also a good time to read our Bibles and have faith so we can watch and see what God does.
As Sid Roth explains in the second video, God can speak through the President. The President's words can change our nation. Remember, 4-8 weeks from now is Pentecost. During Pesach (Resurrection Sunday), there can be a shifting in the spirit realm and then 50-days later is Pentecost. Incidentally, Shavuot or the Festival of Weeks is in May.
When we posted our coronavirus messages, God kept speaking through my mom and saying, "Whose report do you believe? Whose report do you believe?" Let's believe God and continue to rebuke the coronavirus away from us in the name of Jesus Christ and by God's authority.
Hear this Easter message and prayer from President Trump and a bishop about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And, see the message below on what the bishop said about the important parallel with Passover. The Holy Spirit wanted us to cover this.
As we celebrate Easter, it's a time to honor and remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born of a virgin and suffered in this world (despite having committed no sin or offense against anyone). He became the sacrificial lamb for us and was then crucified and hung on a cross for 3-days before He was resurrected. This is a death He freely chose so He could give us His name, blood and body and we can call on Him, receive Him into our hearts and have everlasting life. But, what's the significance of Easter and Passover this year? And importantly, what does it have to do with the coronavirus?
As you celebrate Easter this Sunday, you might have to do it from a church parking lot or online from home. That's because mandatory social distancing due to the coronavirus requires us to stay 6-feet away from others. However, we're still celebrating Easter and Jesus's resurrection. And, similarly, Jews are celebrating Passover which dates back to the Old Testament and the 10 plagues. Hence, people compare the coronavirus to the plague from Biblical times in the Bible.
Jews have a special Seder (dinner celebration) to celebrate freedom from 400 years of slavery. The "passing over" occurred because the Children of Israel were held captive by Pharaoh who wouldn't let the Israelites go. During this time, God gave Moses specific instructions for the Children of Israel. As the 10th plague would occur, the death angel would "pass over" (or not cause death to come to a home) that had the mark of blood on it's door from the lamb that was slain.
Because we look at Jesus as the Lamb slain for our sins, we know we are covered in the name and blood of Jesus Christ. And, it's why Christians "plead the blood". We know that Jesus died on the cross to save us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We confidently plead the blood because Jesus saves us from our enemies (satan/demonic workers, plagues, pestilence, wars, witchcraft, other attacks). Hence, this holiday whether you are Jewish, Christian or another religion, there's symbolism with Jesus, Easter, the resurrection, Passover and the plague. There's also a correlation with the plague and the coronavirus. That's why we trust confidently in God and ask Jesus to cover us. It's also why we rebuke the coronavirus in Jesus's name and by God's authority.
As we come together as a nation, we're praying that the blood of Jesus - - the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world - - covers us. Jesus is the name above all names and by His stripes we are healed. Let us all take time to pray over Holy Week, Easter and Passover which ends on April 16th to confess our sins and ask God to hear our prayers and heal our land. We pray for the safety of our great nation and we pray confidently and KNOW that the coronavirus is already removed and defeated. We pray healing for all those affected because we call on Jesus and by His authority we are healed. Hallelu-Yahweh! Nothing is impossible with God and we plead the blood of Jesus! God will help with every detail - Believe the possibilities!
Praise God: May The Spirit of this Holy Week be a reminder of God's love for us and Christ's sacrifice. Lord, we lift up Your name with hearts full of praise. We declare, "Hosanna in the Highest and glory to God in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"
We wish you all a joyous Palm Sunday and Happy Spring to you & your family...
Palm Sunday takes place the Sunday directly before Easter and it's the start of Holy Week. It's a time to honor Jesus as our Lord and Savior. But why is it called Palm Sunday? And, why do churches give out palms?
Jesus rode through Jerusalem on a donkey and crowds gathered around Him. They laid palms in the street in front of Him as they proclaimed, "Hosanna in the Highest!" And, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
But why is the story so important? You see, Jesus came to us humbly. Remember, His birth took place in a manger. As He was preparing to go to the cross, He stayed humble, hence the donkey (which signifies peace) that He rode on in Jerusalem. No stretch limo. No Uber. Nope. Our Lord came in exactly according to scripture, "Behold, Your King is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden." This was based on Biblical prophecy from Isaiah 62:11 and Zechariah 9:9.
As you think about the story of Jesus coming in humbly, how can you humble yourself to be more like Christ? Are there areas where you might have too much pride and need to ask Father God in Jesus' name for forgiveness? Here's the full story taken from the book of Matthew to help you understand more about Jesus and the significance of Palm Sunday.
And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
While you consider this Holy Week and all that Jesus did for us, remember, Holy Week is about reflection. It's a time to remember the significance of Jesus.
IF you turn on TV or get online, you might see all the fear over the coronavirus. Or, you'll see all the store ads, deals, discounts and online shopping. You might see offers to book that cruise deal now or buy that new car. BUT Easter and Holy Week are about sacrifice, not savings. Easter and Holy Week are about faith, not fear. The savings that we should reflect on are how our Lord and Savior saved us from hell by laying down His life for us on the cross. The fear that we should reflect on is having a reverent fear of God (Luke 12:5, Hebrews 10:31) and wanting to walk in His will.
Because of Jesus we can become Christians and we have eternal life through Him. Shout out to our Lord and Savior, Jesus! And, glory to God in the highest for making it ALL possible!
Zechariah 9:9: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
John 12:12-19: On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.
The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
Luke 19:29-40: And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’ "So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them.
But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.
Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: “ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
9 a.m. - "The Third Hour"
Mark 15: 25 - It was the third hour when they crucified him. (NIV). (The third hour in Jewish time would have been 9 a.m.)
Luke 23:34 - Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (NIV)
Matthew 27:39-40 - And the people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery. "So! You can destroy the Temple and build it again in three days, can you? Well then, if you are the Son of God, save yourself and come down from the cross!" (NLT)
Mark 15:31 - The leading priests and teachers of religious law also mocked Jesus. "He saved others," they scoffed, "but he can't save himself!" (NLT)
Luke 23:36-37 - The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine. They called out to him, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!" (NLT)
Luke 23:39 - One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" (NIV)
Luke 23:40-43 - But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." (NIV)
John 19:26-27 - When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, "Woman, he is your son." And he said to this disciple, "She is your mother." And from then on this disciple took her into his home. (NLT)
Noon - "The Sixth Hour"
Mark 15:33 - At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. (NLT)
Matthew 27:46 - And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (NKJV)
John 19:28-29 - Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, "I am thirsty."A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. (NLT)
John 19:30a - When Jesus had tasted it, he said, "It is finished!" (NLT)
Luke 23:46 - Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. (NIV)
3 p.m. - "The Ninth Hour"
Matthew 27:51-52 - At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. (NIV)
Jesus Christ made seven final statements during his last hours on the cross. These phrases are held dear by followers of Christ because they offer a glimpse into the depth of his suffering to accomplish redemption. Recorded in the Gospels between the time of his crucifixion and his death, they reveal his divinity as well as his humanity. As much as possible, given the approximate sequence of events as portrayed in the Gospels, these seven last words of Christ are presented here in chronological order.
7 Last Words of Jesus on the Cross
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." (NIV)
In the midst of his excruciating suffering, the heart of Jesus was focused on others rather than himself. Here we see the nature of his love—unconditional and divine.
"I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." (NIV)
One of the criminals who was crucified with Christ, had recognized who Jesus was and expressed faith in him as Savior. Here we see God's grace poured out through faith, as Jesus assured the dying man of his forgiveness and eternal salvation.
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." (NIV)
Jesus, looking down from the cross, was still filled with the concerns of a son for the earthly needs of his mother. None of his brothers were there to care for her, so he gave this task to the Apostle John. Here we clearly see Christ's humanity.
Matthew 27:46 (also Mark 15:34)
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (NKJV)
In the darkest hours of his suffering, Jesus cried out the opening words of Psalm 22. And although much has been suggested regarding the meaning of this phrase, it was quite apparent the agony Christ felt as he expressed separation from God. Here we see the Father turning way from the Son as Jesus bore the full weight of our sin.
Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, "I am thirsty." (NLT)
Jesus refused the initial drink of vinegar, gall and myrrh (Matthew 27:34 and Mark 15:23) offered to alleviate his suffering. But here, several hours later, we see Jesus fulfilling the messianic prophecy found in Psalm 69:21.
... he said, "It is finished!" (NLT)
Jesus knew he was suffering the crucifixion for a purpose. Earlier he had said in John 10:18 of his life, "No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father." (NIV) These three words were packed with meaning, for what was finished here was not only Christ's earthly life, not only his suffering and dying, not only the payment for sin and the redemption of the world—but the very reason and purpose he came to earth was finished. His final act of obedience was complete. The Scriptures had been fulfilled.
Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. (NIV)
Here Jesus closes with the words of Psalm 31:5, speaking to the Father. We see his complete trust in the Father. Jesus entered death in the same way he lived each day of his life, offering up his life as the perfect sacrifice and placing himself in God's hands.
Holy Saturday is the time between Good Friday and Easter / Resurrection Sunday. Some Christians recognize Holy Saturday, the seventh day of the Holy Week, as the day Jesus rested from His work of providing salvation. As Jesus died, He called out, “It is finished!” There was no further price to pay; Jesus was the propitiation for our sins.
After His death on the cross, Jesus was placed in a tomb, and His body stayed there all of Holy Saturday (Matthew 27:59-60; Mark 15:46; Luke 23:53-54; John 19:39-42). Churches that celebrate Holy Saturday use the day for reflection to thank God for sending Jesus.
Without Christ resurrecting we would still have to make sacrifices before God. If Christ had never been raised, “your faith is futile; you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17).
The disciples scattered out of fear when Jesus was arrested (Mark 14:50), and they hid on Saturday, fearing their arrests, (John 20:19). Saturday would have been seen as a day when all hope appeared to be lost. It would also be a time of shock and disbelief at Jesus's murder.
The Biblical reference to Holy Saturday is found in Matthew 27:62-66. After Jesus's crucifixion on Friday, the Pharisees and chief priests visited Pontius Pilate. This visit was on the Sabbath which starts Saturday because the Jews see the day starting at sundown. They asked Pilate for a guard to stand in front of Jesus’s tomb because they were concerned about him rising in 3 days, (John 2:19-21) and they wanted to prevent His word from coming true.
We know that the Roman guards could not stop Christ's resurrection and when the women returned to the tomb Sunday morning, they found it empty. Christ had risen!
In reflection, as you look at your own life now, things might be "scattered" there, too. You might feel like because of the coronavirus and not being able to work, everything is spinning out of control. However, God is always in control and nothing happens without God knowing or without His approval. IF God allows something, it will work out in your favor if you're obedient to God. That's part of the Deuteronomy 28 blessings we confidently stand on when we're obedient to God. So, don't go by what you see.
The devil WANTS people to give up and think "This is it" or "There's no help coming". But, always remember, Jesus sometimes lets a thing die to show His resurrecting power. When you look at your bills or if you are sick or out of work, don't give up. Say, "It's only Saturday. I believe Jesus's resurrecting power. I know Sunday morning is coming!" And, the good news is that it's coming fast. Hence, we stand on the Bible verse, "Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning!".
Early Sunday Morning
Luke: 24 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
And they remembered his words, And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' "
Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
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8:30 pm Passover Seder with Jonathan Cahn
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The Prayer of Salvation
If you haven't said the Prayer of Salvation, now's the best time. Just say: Father God in the name of Jesus, Lord, I ask forgiveness of my sins. Please come into my heart, Lord. I turn my back on sin and I make you my Lord and Savior. I want to follow you for the rest of my life. Please give me eternal life through you in Jesus name, Amen.
Or, if you're already saved, but turned your back on God. Now's the perfect time to make things right. Don't let the devil make you feel bad about your past mistakes any longer. In Christ, you're a new creation and you have a Father God who loves you. Old things are passed away and God remembers the sin no more. Won't you please come back home to Him?
Rededicate Your Life to Christ Prayer
If you need to rededicate your life to Christ because you feel like you've been sinning or haven't been living right, pray: Father God in the name of Jesus, I ask forgiveness of my sins and I turn my back on sin. Please help me to overcome ---- and I want to lead a better life through you. I decree and declare this day I have overcome ---- and I have the victory in Jesus name, Amen.
Stay in God's shadow, stay away from sin and temptation, keep reading your Bible and keep seeking God first.
Be ye doers of the Word... We pray this message blesses you today!
If you need prayer, please call the Bill Winston Prayer Center at (877) 543-9443. You can also check online for Joyce Meyer's prayer request form and other sites that can pray for and with you. You are more than a conqueror!