“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6 NIV
The women went to the tomb looking for Jesus after he was crucified. They were met by an angel of the Lord. He told them they are looking in the wrong place. Jesus was not at the tomb “just as he said”. In case the women wouldn’t believe him, the angel showed them the place where He was but where He no longer is.
When Jesus was among us, He chose His disciples, He modeled for them, He instructed them and among the things that He told them, He told them:
- He was going to suffer many things, He was going to be killed and He was going to be raised from life on the third day. Matthew 16:21
- He was going to the Father for our own good. Unless He went away, we would not receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will guide us. John 16:7-15
Jesus suffered “just as he said”, He was killed “just as he said”, He was raised on the third day “just as he said”. The Holy Spirit came “just as he said”. The Holy Spirit is available to guide us “just as he said”.
God – Father, Son, Holy Spirit– will do what He said He would do.
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19
What are you worried about? What doubts do you have about God’s promises? What has God spoken to you that you have not yet seen fulfilled? Do you need to go and see the empty tomb? Do you need to revisit where you once were and you no longer are to remember that God is faithful to His promises?
Pray Psalm 119
Teach me, O God, to trust in you. Your Word is trustworthy and true!
I place myself, my family, my future in your hands. You will keep me and watch over me. You will provide me what I need and open the doors for me that need to be opened.
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your commands and obey them with all my heart. I want to position myself for blessings and position my family for blessings.
I know not because I feel it but because Your Word says it, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,” 2 Corinthians 1:10 NIV