Romans 8: 11 & 17 “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.”
I like to think on and talk about God’s display of power as He raised Jesus. I like the very elegant way that God proves His Lordship. He does not fuss, He just does what needs to be done often taking the enemy by surprise and consistently reaffirming the enemy’s stupidity such that satan is always left trying to catch up with God and God carries on like nothing is happening; not even acknowledging whatever satan is doing. God just watches His own calendar and when it is time, He moves. He is totally unfazed by how much the enemy may seem to have achieved. With just one move, He puts an end to every activity of the enemy and establishes His authority and power. Our God is worthy to be worshipped.
Isaiah 55: 11 “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
So this Easter story again attest to God’s style of displaying His greatness.Whilst the devil was rejoicing thinking He had Jesus where He wanted Him and man in all of His wisdom, which actually was stupidity, thought the tomb was sealed so hard Jesus could not escape and then had soldiers outside the tomb to prevent external help; an angel arrived on the scene. People, only one angel totally finished everything satan working with man had been working at for days and thought they had finally concluded. God was obviously making an open show of His defeat of the enemy. Man in His foolishness had forgotten that the word of God would not return to Him void so that even the Living word had to accomplish His purpose before returning to the Father.
Mathew 28: 2-4 “Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.”
Permit me however to talk about the return of the Master, Jesus, at this time. To my mind, one of the most precious things about Easter is the fact that in His coming He opened the door that has made it possible for us to live the life that will enable us see and be with Him when He returns. It is because of Easter that we can be called the sons of God and also have a hope that we shall be with Him in eternity. Easter is that season when we must remind ourselves that Jesus is coming again and also that there is life after death on earth. Furthermore, that you can make the decision where you spend that life here on earth. Your choice of Jesus crucified, raised from the dead and subsequent ascension is a deal breaker. It is the beginning of an assurance of life hereafter with Jesus. Easter is that season when we ought to remind ourselves that He is coming again so that as we celebrate, we are celebrating that fact of life with Him hereafter.