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Matthew 28:6 “He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.”

Don’t look for Him in the tomb.

Don’t look for Him in the ground.

Don’t look for Him among the dead.

Don’t look for Him bound.

Jesus has risen to new life…resurrected from the grave…no longer held by the grip of death.  Jesus has risen,  and with Him,  the hope of eternal life for us.

Galatians 6: 7-8 ” Do not be deceived: God can not be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

We sow our wild oats, and what do we get in return?  Lung cancer from damaging long-term cigarette smoke…Hepatitis C from IV drug use…Sexually transmitted diseases from promiscuous activity…Cirrhosis of the liver from chronic alcohol abuse.  It doesn’t sound like great compensation for a few minutes of pleasure.  That’s why God’s offer is far superior with lasting benefits…for it says in Romans 6:23, ” For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

John 7:37 ” Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.”

When Jesus stood, He did so without bias or partiality towards any certain people group.  When He spoke, it wasn’t directed  to only a select few.  Jesus showed  no favoritism, bigotry, or chauvinism as He invited all to accept the free gift of eternal life.  And that invitation still stands today to every man, woman, and child across this wide world. There is no barrier left  that can  prevent you from receiving this gift offered by a loving Savior.

Mark 10: 24-25 ” But Jesus said again, ‘Children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.’ “

Jesus gave an exaggerated comparison of  attempting to squeeze a huge camel through the tiny eye of a needle…it’s almost impossible to do.  But then He took it one step  farther,  comparing it to those who put their trust in riches rather than the living God…their chances of making it to heaven were just about as slim. So I ask  you today – where do  you base your trust?

John 16:33 ” But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Jesus proclaimed this not only to those He was speaking to at the time, but to us now, today.  Jesus has already done the work…the devil has been defeated…we don’t have to allow fear, doubt, and hopelessness to govern our lives.  So the next time doubt and fear hits…take a deep breath, and in the space of that breath…pray,  ” Lord, I know You’re here, and I know we can face this together.  Give me courage to move forward  and to not give up. Amen.”       For I know with God  we are more than a overcomers.