TOPIC: THE EVENTS AT CRUCIFIXION (PART 3)
Scripture:Matthew 27: 52. And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saint’s which slept arose,
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! In continuation of the events that happened at crucifixion, we saw, darkness in broad day light, we saw the veil of the temple torn from top to bottom and earthquake and rock splitting!
Today, we shall be looking at one more important event as recorded by the gospel according to Matthew 27:52…..
and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose…..
So, immediately after the earthquake, what followed is the opening of the graves and resurrection of the saints. Was it the earthquake that open up the graves? Not at all, because if it was the earthquake that led to the opening of the graves, then every grave should have been opened right there! The opening of the graves is a display of the power of God!
What then is the implications of this kind of miraculous sign?
- A display of the power of God over the power of the grave.
1 Corinthians 15: 55. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
God re-affirmed to us, that He has power over the grave. The grave has been swallowing people before the arrival of Jesus, now that Jesus had died, the power of the grave was retrieved. That explains why the grave could not hold Him down when it was time for Him to resurrect back to life.
- It was also prophecy fulfilled in part:
Ezekiel 37: 12. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
Beloved, the opening of the graves was a display of God’s Majesty over the graves as a fulfilment of God’s prophecy through Ezekiel. Listen to me child of God; you may not be in a literal grave now, but nothing is happening around you positively, infact, your life is like the grave where there is no activity. I bring you good news this morning, God is opening your grave. In order words something good will start happening around your life. The silence is over, positive development resumes now in the name of Jesus.
- It means no more pre-mature death:
Isaiah 28: 18. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; …
By virtue of Jesus death on the cross, no more premature death is permitted in your life and around you. If people died young in your family, you have a base to say no to premature death rather than being afraid! Tell the devil, Jesus died young so that I can live long! And when Jesus died, the grave surrender it’s power to Jesus! That’s why I’m glad to announce to someone this morning, the spirit of death looking for you shall not see you this season in the name of Jesus.
- It means if you you have ever lost any of your loved ones in Christ Jesus, there’s hope of meeting them again;
1 Thessalonians 4: 13. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
The event of opening of graves and resurrection of some death persons who came out and met their families shows to us what will be happening soon. That was just a preview of the real action called the raptured which will happen very soon! That is hope, that is refers to as blessed hope. A time to be re-united with your family and friends that have died in Christ.
Beloved, are you ready for the raptured? If no you can begin today by being born again.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! The choice of where to spend eternity depends on you. Make your choice now!
Prayer points :
- Father thank you for your word to me today.
-Lord, help me to be ready for the rapture in Jesus name.
Prophetic Declaration :
- I prophesy upon you now, the power of the grave is broken over your life in the name of Jesus.
- Every destiny that is as silent as the grave, open now in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.