Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 6, 2015

Victorious Morning

cb devo apr6“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” 1 Corinthians15:55 (KJV)

Imagine 2000 years ago, thousands of enthusiastic people standing along the side of a road in Jerusalem with palm branches in every hand watching and waiting with anticipation. Then they see Him…Jesus whom all the excitement is about! Mobs of people lining the street waving palm branches as Jesus passes by on a donkey. There is a thunderous roar in unison, “Hosanna, Hosanna. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hail the King of Israel” (John 12:13).

Amazing how in one week’s time jubilation can turn sorrowful. The week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday is the ultimate example. Jesus went from experiencing adoration, waving palm branches, shouts of praises and hallelujahs to the total opposite of betrayal, false judgment, screams of crucify, humiliation, torture and mocking. Then a crown of thrones wedged in His brow as He carried an old rugged cross up Golgotha to be nailed to it…despised and rejected. Hope for the world seemed lost.

Darkness fell across the land. Jesus cried out to His Father and took His last breath. The temple veil tore in half, the earth shook, rocks split and tombs opened. Sadly, Jesus had died and then was buried in a borrowed tomb. Had Satan accomplished his evil deed?

Absolutely not! Jesus arose from death and the grave three days later by His own power. The tomb is empty and Jesus is alive…hallelujah ! He nailed my sins, your sins and the sins of the whole world to the cross defeating sin, darkness and breaking every chain that binds. Death has no victory because the grave could not hold OUR King.

Easter…Jesus’ finished work on the cross was His finest hour because death lost its sting and His love won.

“Today, Jesus, You are seated at the right hand of the Father preparing a home for all Your children and we will one day sing Your praises evermore.”

For His Glory

Kim Lacey Schock
TRBC Mountain Blend

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