Monthly Archives: May 2015

It is guarded…

Guarded

Not only the stone that was blocking the sepulchre very great and sealed, it was also guarded. It must have been weighing heavy on the women on that morning, when they went to the tomb where they saw our LORD being buried.

When you want to receive a blessing from the LORD, you will notice suddenly that various forces suddenly are up against you. Sometimes they are your competitors, or your sworn enemies. At times, they are your neighbours who are jealous of your success. At times, they may be your close friends or members of your own family.

You will realize that all of a sudden, there is a struggle for everything. To do even the simplest of tasks, you will realize that the dark forces are up against you, resulting in wastage of money, time and energy. It is as if they are guarding this blessing with all their forces from the bottomless pit…

If you are in such a situation, do not fear, my friend. For they can guard all they want. Even the whole world can come up against you. But at the right time, the power of Resurrection of Jesus Christ will be manifested in your life and all the guards will cover their face in shame.

For the One Who is in you is greater than the one in the world. Amen.

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Galatians 5:13“[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

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It is sealed.

red-wax-seaedlWhen the women went that morning to visit the Sepulchre, not only the stone was great, but it was also sealed.

Sometimes, in our life, not only the difficulties would be great, but there would be seals that are not supposed to be broken.

  • It may be a seal of gender that is imposed on you by the society.
  • It may be a seal of your skin tone.
  • It may be a seal of your caste, race or country.
  • It may be a seal of your poverty.
  • It may be a seal of your education.
  • It may be a seal of how your parents brought you up.
  • It may be a seal of how you have wasted few years of your life.

There are times it is so difficult to get rid of those seals. In my life, I had faced many problems because of certain seals that were on me because of my childhood, skin tone, language problems, mistakes I have made and also because I am a Christian.

Even now, there are times, I can hear some of the seals being whispered behind my back. It does not scare me, but I have to admit that it does scar me.

But, then, a still voice tells me… “Don’t cry… the Lion of the tribe of Judah… has conquered. And HE will break the seven seals.” (Rev. 5:5)

Yes, dear friend, no matter what seals the world puts on the stone that is blocking your growth in the LORD, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, our Lord Jesus Christ has conquered and He will break all the seals.LionTribeofJudahlayout

1 Corinthians 1:10“[A Church Divided Over Leaders] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”

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It is very great

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The women who came to the sepulchre had only one thing in their mind. It was not the death of our LORD Jesus Christ, but the stone that was blocking the door of the sepulchre. And Mark adds that the stone was very great.

There are times in our Christian life, we come to the LORD, hoping to rejoice in His presence and to worship Him all our strength and might. But, no matter how hard we try, there is something deep in our heart that is weighing us down.

  • It could be your spiritual status. Probably there is some deep rooted sin that does not just go away, no matter how much you have dedicated your life to Jesus.
  • It could be your financial condition. Though you have tried your best to put all your cares on our Lord, the conditions have become so dire, your faith is badly shaken and you cannot take your mind of your finances.
  • It could be a debilitating disease, that is causing so much hurt to you and to your family. You desperately want to face the disease with a smiling face, but it seems to be just impossible.
  • It may be a nagging worry about your future and the promises that the LORD has made. Time is just passing away, but you have not seen the fulfilment of those promises and now you are worried. All your prayers seem to be blocked by a stone that is very great.

Dear friend, take heart. Our Saviour knows the heavy burden that is in your heart. Jesus Christ knows how much you wish someone will roll away this very great burden from your heart. Come to Him, come to Jesus, with all your burdens, worries and cares. Nothing is too small for Him and nothing is too big for Him. Come to Him, even with your questions and the power of His Resurrection will be evident in your life. And when you look up, you will see that the stone has been rolled away.

May the Name of Jesus Christ alone be magnified.

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James 5:16“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

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