No More in the Grave by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
HIGHER EVERYDAY DEVOTIONAL
SUNDAY APRIL 12, 2020
NO MORE IN THE GRAVE
TEXT: MATTHEW 28:1-10
MEMORY VERSE: “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (MATTHEW 28:6).
“Easter is a time when God turned the inevitability of death into the invincibility of life”, says Craig D. Lounsbrough. The empty tomb has been such a nuisance to the haters of Jesus Christ and enemies of Christianity, since about 2,000 years ago.
The “chief priests and the Pharisees” obtained Pilate’s approval and so “went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch”. They even “gave large money unto the soldiers”, who witnessed the resurrection, to lie that “His disciples came by night, and stole him away” (Matthew 27:62-66; 28:11-15).
Yet, all their efforts met with futility. Yes, Jesus died, was buried but rose from the dead and showed Himself with many infallible proofs to His disciples for forty days (Acts 1:3). Praise God! He is no more in the grave. “Without the resurrection, the cross is meaningless”, said Billy Graham.
Ignorant and deluded souls continue adoring crucifixes, images and vainly reciting liturgies, which represent the tomb that cannot save. Wise ones however seek the risen Lord and procure spiritual resurrection. Have you sought Him?
QUOTE: Wise ones however seek the risen Lord.
CHALLENGE: Where do you belong, in or out of the grave?
PRAYER: I seek the risen Lord, so help me God.