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He Has Risen!!!

by Marcus on Apr.06, 2010, under Daily Devotion

Christ is alive so you can be alive with Christ in you.
Twelve men hand picked by Jesus Christ that he could teach and change the world. Who would carry on his ministry of love to a sin sick dying world, after he was gone back to heaven. After all of the amazing things they had heard and witnessed Christ do what happens? One puts a monetary value on Christ life and sells him to the authorities. Another denying that he ever knew Christ. The other ten ran out of fear for their life in different directions. But they all watched from a distance as Christ was crucified. They watch him die. They saw his body place in the tomb. All they knew at this point was it is finished, all hope was gone. Then on the third day Christ arose and appears to the eleven men (Luke24:33). And in Luke 24:49 he leaves them with a command, “tarry ye…until ye be endued with power from on high.” Now these men had witnessed that Jesus Christ had indeed risen from the dead and he is who he says he is. The son of the living God. Once these eleven men are endued with power from on high we see a transformation take place in them. No longer are they running from or denying Christ in fear of their lives but they having power are over coming their fears and confessing the Lord Jesus Christ. Wow! What a turn around. At one point afraid of dying because of knowing Christ to willing to lay down their life or lose it for the cause of Christ. Time has permitted the crucifition,death,burial,resurrection, and ascension to come and go. It is apart of the past that is every thing to the present and future. When we become endued with power from on high it completes the package of what God wants for us. Right now will these six events become real in your life today? Right now? You can choose to believe and accept Christ into your life by saying to Christ,”I have sin and I’m in need of a savior I believe you were crucified,killed,buried,resurrected,and ascended to the heavenly Father. Please forgive me of all my sins. Now if you confessed these things with your mouth and believe them in your heart you are saved. Have you been endued with power from on high since you first believed? These eleven men plus over one hundred more were transformed by this power and God wants you to be changed, transformed in your personal relationship with him. Don’t be ashamed of the gospel or his name. Be filled today!!! Then become fruitful with your life so that Luke24:47 comes alive in you. May we always work together for the cause of Christ Jesus.

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