Open Heaven Topic:
THE SEASONS OF CHRIST
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6 (KJV)
Matthew 28:1-7 (NIV)
1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.
7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
Open Heaven 10 April 2023 Message
Between every two days in a man’s life, there is always a night. Even Jesus Christ experienced His own share of days and nights. Jesus’ first day came when He was born.
Luke 2:8-14 says even the heavenly mass choir paid a visit to the world to sing at His birth. Everyone, including the king, knew that a special child had been born. As Jesus grew up, He enjoyed tremendous support from God and performed several great miracles.
His first day lasted for thirty-three and a half years. After Jesus’ first day came the night when He was crucified (Matthew 27). There was darkness at noon as the sun refused to shine that day (Mark 15:33). He was lonely as all his friends had forsaken him.
His very close friend even denied Him (Matthew 26:69-74). There was also sorrow and fear amongst His disciples (John 20:19).
Thank God the night lasted for just three days. If you are in a period of night now, that night will end today in Jesus’ name. Matthew 28:1-7 marked the beginning of Jesus’ second day.
Several things happened to herald the new day. First was a great earthquake to signify to the whole world that a new day had come. Then an angel came down, rolled away the stone to His tomb and sat on it. He sat on it to say, this time around, we have permanent victory.
From today onward, every door that God opens to you will never be shut again in Jesus’ name. Matthew 28:4 says the keepers became paralysed by fear, they were so frightened, they fell down as dead.
That is good news for you because now that you are in the season of your Saviour’s day, when your enemies see you coming, it’s either they run or they faint. Jesus’ day is one that will last forever. Soon, He will come to take His children so we can reign with Him in glory.
If you are amongst His children, congratulations, but if you are still committing sin, then you are crucifying Jesus Christ afresh (Hebrews 6:6) so you will be treated like one of those who crucified Him. If you are wise, you will give your life to Him now and stay away from sin forever.
Open Heaven Hymn:
Be Glad In The Lord And Rejoice
Open Heaven Point:
Jesus’ resurrection means good news to His friends and bad news to sinners. Which category are you in?
Bible in One Year:
1 Kings 3, 1 Kings 4, 1 Kings 5