SUNDAY 17TH JUNE 2018 MORNING PRAYER DEVOTION
SCRIPTURE READING:- LUKE 24:1-12
TOPIC:- WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE GRAVE?
TEXT:- JOHN 14:19
What are you doing in the grave is a question to you, because the grave is neither for you nor where you should be now. I declare to you that death is not your portion now neither will you die prematurely, but as God lives, you will fulfill your days on earth gloriously in Jesus Name.
Before we talk about the resurrection of Jesus, it will be better to understand the mystery behind Lazarus’s death and was being buried before his ordained time to die. Because he must not go to the grave as early as when he died and was initially buried. See John 11:1-44.
The mystery of Jesus not going earlier to heal Lazarus when he was sick until he eventually died. The mystery of Jesus weeping at the grave of Lazarus. The mystery of Jesus commanding that the stone of Lazarus’s grave be rolled away. And also, the mystery of Jesus commanding that the cloth with which Lazarus was wrapped should be untied and loosened. All the mysteries mentioned above are just for God’s glory to be made manifested, and also to show that it is not yet time for Lazarus to go to the grave. See John 12:9-11.
The total mystery behind the death and burial of our Lord Jesus Christ was another puzzle that we must understand. Though He died prematurely so that we also might have power over death i.e. not to be in the grave which the enemy might have purposed for us. See Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 53; Luke 23:13-27.
The truth about Jesus’ death, being in the grave (buried) and resurrection on the third day is just to reconcile us back to God, for us to be redeemed and be saved from our sins i.e. become God’s children again. See John 1:12; 3:16. Jesus resurrected so that we might not be in the grave again, Luke 24:1-5.
So why not arise and stop accepting defeat from the devil. Take action on those dreams of death and seeing yourself struggling with death. Fight back and fire back.
1. I command every grave and coffin prepared for me, it is not my portion, backfire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Ye grave and death standing on my way of success and breakthrough what are you waiting for? Crash-land in the name of Jesus.
3. Holy Ghost fire, exhume all my miracles, prosperity and blessings to locate me now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Happy Lord’s Day!