“But the angel answered and said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said…And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice! So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. ” Matthew 28:5-6 & 9, NKJV.
Jesus Himself said rejoice! Death could not hold him, and the grave could not stop him. He did just what He said. Jesus is now sitted in heavenly places and you are now a joint heir, seated with Him (Ephesians 2:6).
Jesus conquered then, so you can conquer now. His rising means sin and death and all that comes with it–guilt, condemnation, bondage, shame, past sorrows, and defeat–have been swallowed up in victory. He paid the ultimate price for your ultimate redemption. He says now you can freely rejoice.
Nothing can truly hold you down. Nothing can truly stop you. You truly are victorious. He will always do what He said in your life. Let it be a joyful reminder that if Jesus rose from the dead, you can rise from anything!
Prayer: Thank you Jesus! I say hallelujah and rejoice because You conquered the grave. You defeated sin and death. Help me to remember that today I was made alive and I reign just like you. I am victorious just like you! Help me to always remember that death could not hold You down, and nothing can keep me down either. You will do what You said You will do in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Romans 8:17, 1 Corinthians 15:53-55, Ephesians 2:4-7