THEME: POWER OF RESURRECTION
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
-Resurrection in Hebrew is written as quts which means to arise from the dead, awake or bring back to life. In Greek the word resurrection is derived from the root word Anastacia which means raising up, regeneration, renewal and revival. Jesus knew no sin but became sin so that we may live together with Him. He destroyed the power of death through His own death on the cross, and died ones and for all for the sake of our salvation. Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 3:10-11; “I want to know Christ yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.” The disciples were commissioned to go into the world to make disciples of all nations, and baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They were charged by faith to accomplish this mission but suffered many thing for the sake of Christ. Like Paul, we are called to desire to know Christ more knowing that we have been crucified with Him and it is no longer us who live but Christ who lives in us. In the specific area of influence or in the ministries that we have been called, we are encouraged to radiate the glory of God for the glory of His name.
We celebrate Your triumphant victory Jesus over death, hell and sin. Thank You for holding the keys of death, and hell, and giving us the gift of eternal life. Thank You for the new life and the blessings that You have accorded us, that we make receive all our hearts desires and succeed in all our plans. Thank You for the victory that we have in You Lord God Almighty. Worthy are You Lamb of God, who was slain to receive power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and praise. All of creation bows down before You Lord Jesus. You are the King of kings, and the Lord of lords who has won victory for us and conquered death. May You help us in our ministries and purposes that we may do everything according to Your will. Help us to finish victoriously the work that You have called us to do. May You teach us to love You as You desire and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Thank You for loving us Abba Father. All our hope and trust is in You. Amen
Blessed Easter Monday
Further reading: John 17:2-3, Revelation 1:18
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