The Power of the Resurrection

This is the glorious day of the resurrection and victory over death!
I Corinthians 15:54 -55 “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?”
I want to paint a picture of this victory through the window of typology.
The story takes place in Pharaoh’s palace where Aaron obeys the Lord and casts down his rod to see it miraculously become a serpent. Pharaoh calls for his sorcerers who through their enchantments do the same thing. But what a victory over the enemy! Exodus 7:12 “For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.”
A rod represents authority, and Aaron’s rod represented delegated authority from God, which swallowed up the sorcerers’ power from their false gods. This beautifully confirms how the Lord Jesus lay down His rod i.e. His authority to become the brazen serpent for us, to swallow up death that we might rejoice in the reality and victory of Calvary.
I Corinthians 15:54-55 “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where [is] thy sting? O grave, where [is] thy victory?” After the victory of His glorious resurrection, Jesus declares in Matthew 28 : 18 “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” This power He delegates to His church in Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

A Thought Provoking Meditation for Holy Week

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Becoming a believer will cost you nothing but becoming a mature disciple may cost you everything, since whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27. There is no painless path to maturity, the flesh must be crucified by daily taking up the cross. 

We will never learn obedience without daily taking up our cross. 

We will never mature without obedience. 

We will never be conformed to His image without maturity.

Excerpt from “Developing A Secret History With God” page 187

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Spiritual Palm Branches


The palm branches bent in worship as they were laid before Him on His way into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Today may we all offer spiritual palm branches as our hearts bend in surrender and obedience as they are laid before Him as we cry out Hosanna in worship from our hearts on our pilgrim way to the heavenly Jerusalem.

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Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you”.

Isaiah 29:13 This people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me.

Devoted Sisters of the Same Heavenly Father

We appreciate even more the wonderful large spiritual family we belong to as we invest time with our spiritual siblings of all cultures and background.

Spending a day with my sister Geraldine at the Macy Flower Show at Herald Square New York.

Just the camera couldn’t do justice or capture the beauty of the abundance of the floral decorations even so the camera couldn’t do justice to the beauty of our friendship!

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Reach out to some of your spiritual siblings today and be a blessing and be blessed!

 

A Devotion for Palm Sunday

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As we celebrate this coming Palm Sunday, as Jewish congregations prepare to celebrate Passover, may the Old Testament types add to the dimension of our faith and understanding of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.

Having just returned from Jerusalem I stood in awe at the Eastern Gate knowing this was the gate that Jesus entered on Palm Sunday as it was the gate closest to the Outer Court of the temple.

Consider for a moment that on that same day thousands of lambs were being ushered into Jerusalem through the same Eastern gate, also known as the Golden Gate, as Our Passover Lamb. But I wonder how many who were enthusiastically waving palms, saw with spiritual eyes the Lamb of God among all the other lambs, the sacrifical Lamb who would take away the sin of the world, 

The lambs were being brought into Jerusalem five days prior to Passover, to be examined by the priests. They were to be examined for blemishes or disfigurement, as only perfect lambs were found worthy to be sacrificed for the sins of the people. It is interesting to note that the priest did not examine the sinner who brought the sacrifice, rather the priest looked to see if the sacrificial substitute was worthy.

Likewise Our Lamb was brought into the city five days prior to Passover, to also be examined. He was brought before Pontius Pilate, Herod, Annas and Ciaphas, the high priests, and the ultimate judgement was made by Pilate when he declared, “I find no fault in Him.” Praise God for our Lamb who was found worthy to be sacrificed for our sins.

As we worship this coming Sunday let us with a loud voice declare with the heavens

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!” Rev. 5:12