Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words,
Today we celebrate Resurrection, the Savior of humankind, Jesus, being raised from the impossibility of death with all power over the very things that define the end of life; death, hell and the grave. Jesus, the lamb of God was offered as a sacrifice for humankind so that whatever would stand in our way of living in the life and life more abundantly, the promises of God, would have no power to keep us from the well-lived and joy filled life promised. The sacrifice of Christ by no means suggest there will not be suffering but we have the right even in the suffering to be more than conquerors for as Christ Engaged that which sought to prevent His overcoming, through the Divine will and power of God, He was raised out and above it all. Thus, our battle cry, in each and every circumstance, real or otherwise, which seeks to prevent us from the promises of God is, He is risen. Christ has been resurrected that translates to our rising to the very promises of God for our lives. It is up to you and I to be both reactive and proactive in and with the power of resurrection. To be reactive challenges you and I to be about our business, even when we are in the midst of the difficulties and chaos of life, which makes absolutely no sense, for it is there we remember what God has already done through Christ that gives us all power and victory to Occupy Our Promise. Also we are challenged to be proactive, declaring in what appears to be the darkness of our experience, which fuels our doubts, that He is risen, and thus, we can go ahead and Occupy Our Promise! Celebrate the power of resurrection today by being reactive and proactive in God promises, for He is risen, and as He is alive, you are too, to your life and life more abundantly.