Topic: Post-Resurrection Manifestation [Monday April 2, 2018]
Scripture: But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. John 20:11-12.
Thought For The Day: Your revelation is directly proportional to your desperation.
In our study yesterday, we looked at the significance of Easter; we saw that Life is stronger than death and that light is stronger than darkness.
Today, being the first day after Easter, we shall look at a Post Resurrection manifestation of Jesus Christ.
The Scripture makes it clear that Mary was the first person to discover Jesus’ Resurrection; she went to the tomb early in the morning on the third day after Jesus’ Death and discovered an empty tomb. So, she ran to tell the disciples. The two disciples (Peter and the other disciple) ran to the tomb and saw linen cloths lying and a napkin and were convinced that Jesus had resurrected and then, they returned home.
But Mary refused to go home. She remained at the tomb and began to cry passionately. Later on she saw two Angels and then, Jesus appeared to her. Excitedly, she rushed to touch Jesus but He said, ‘Do not touch me yet, Mary. I was heading to the Heavenly Holies of Holies to offer my Blood for the atonement of the sins of humanity but your passion pulled me back. I have to go to my Father first. Go and tell my brethren that I have resurrected.’ (Mathew 28:10 Paraphrased). The two disciples missed the revelations of both the angels and Jesus because they were not desperate enough; they were satisfied with seeing just the napkin and linen cloths as evidence that Jesus had actually resurrected.
Beloved, your revelation is directly proportional to your desperation; your level of desperation determines your depth of revelation. The intensity of your passion determines the depth of your revelation. There are many things around us in life that we cannot see because of lack of passion. Some people think that God is partial by showing things to some people while others can see nothing. The truth is, God is never partial. God has no favourites; He only has intimates.
I decree the opening of your eyes as you deepen your desperation for God in Jesus’ Name.
Remember this: Your revelation is directly proportional to your desperation.
- Carefully study the Book of John 20:1-20.
- Decide to heighten your passion and desperation for God in order to increase your depth of revelation in life.
Prayer: O LORD, I ask for the grace for a die-less passion for You; Open my eyes to see You, LORD, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE POST RESURRECTION MANIFESTATIONS.
Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 21:1 to 22 30, Luke 9:51 to 10:12, Psalm 74:1 to 23, Proverbs 12:11
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities