Today we celebrate a great victory. “SURPRISE, Satan! You lost.” This is the day we celebrate Jesus being raised from the dead. Many who once believed in Him, had turned away (see John 6:66); He’d been brutally beaten, nailed to a cross, pierced through with a sword, imprisoned in Hell, and worst of all, He felt that His Father God had totally abandoned Him. Many of you have been abandoned by a parent or parents, by spouses, lovers or friends. And many have felt forsaken by God. But it’s not true. And God is not like men and women—He doesn’t lie. His Word says: “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.” Sometimes we may feel like we’ve been abandoned, but we are never lost with God.
God’s got our back. He says to us in Hebrews 13:5: “Let your manner of living be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have. For He hath said, ‘I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.’” That’s the greatest promise we could have. Even if we had nothing, we still have Him. Jesus may have even thought He lost God, but God made Him alive again in His darkest hour. And He does that for us too.
Jesus went through Hell itself, and from what I’ve seen and heard of Hell, it’s almost unfathomably horrible. (check out some of the videos on YouTube). Because Jesus has seen and felt the worst things in all life and God gave Him victory, He is able to help us with anything, small or great, that we encounter.
“For in that He Himself hath suffered, being tempted, He is able to succor those who are tempted.” The word “succor” is translated from the Greek word which means to “help,” to “come to the aid of,” to “run to the cry of those in danger.” The dictionary adds, “to relieve and deliver from difficulty, want, or distress.”
Jesus has been through it all, so He really does have all the answers we need in any situation. His answer to a given situation isn’t always fun, but it is always right and doing the right thing sets us free.
Truth is a reason to celebrate. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Happy Easter and have a great week!
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