Death is a comma,
not a period.
Today's Scripture: Luke 22:53
When you read from the 22nd chapter of Luke up to the 24th, you will see the progression of the resurrection from the betrayal of Jesus by Judas to His ascension. Even though it reads as a heart-wrenching, mind-moving story, you cannot but see the mysteries and victories which lie within those words. Jesus knew what was coming, and even though He prayed that the cup should be taken from him, He was ready for God’s will to be done.
Over the next three days, including today, we will be celebrating Easter by looking at how our Savior made an open show of death! Today, we focus on verse 53 of chapter 22. As soon as Jesus was arrested, he said a few things to ones who had come for him. He said,
“Am I some dangerous revolutionary?”…”that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I was there every day. But this is your moment, the time when the power of darkness reigns”
What strikes me is the last sentence. Jesus tells them literally to have fun while it lasts. In other words, darkness was given a chance to reign once. He knew what was coming. However, one of the things I take away from this is that the moment Christ resurrected, darkness lost its power! The LIGHT himself shone brightly from heaven to earth and ultimately in our hearts – oh how amazing!
Dear Deep Roots Royal, I would like you to live with this reality this Easter – that darkness has been dismissed by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Hence, even death is never the end, because we have eternal life!
Action Point: Lift every voice and Thank Jesus for seizing the reign from darkness.