Sunday, April 4, 2010

He Is RISEN!! -- A Prophecy Fulfilled

"And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them.... But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Then they said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping?' She said to them, 'Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.' Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?' She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, 'Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.' Jesus said to her, 'Mary!' She turned and said to Him, 'Rabboni!' (which is to say, Teacher). Jesus said to her 'Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her." (Isaih 19:20; John 20:11-18 NKJV) Thousands of years it was prophecied that a savior would come and deliver those on earth. Enter Jesus, the son of God, son of Mary and Joseph. Jesus came, was tortured, crucified and buried. He took upon Himself the sins of the world so that we could live. Jesus died in our place. The good news, too, is that Jesus conquered death. On the third day He had risen and was alive! A prophecy had been fulfilled! Because of His sacrifice, and conquering death, we are freed from sin and the consequence of death. We are freed and will live forever! Jesus reigns! Allelulia!! Amen! Love, Beau