- Word of the Lord to Egyptians
- Word of the Lord to Moses
- Word of the Lord to Abraham
- God's Purpose
- Word of the Lord -5
- Word of the Lord - 4
- Word of the Lord - 3
- Word of the Lord - 2
- Anointing of the Holy Spirit
- Word of the Lord - 1
- Divine strength
- God’s plan in the life of Joshua
- The ministries of the resurrected Jesus
- Good Friday – Blessings that Jesus Earned on the Cross
- God Who goes before us
- God who delivers
- The blessings of God’s children
- Understanding the Will of God
- Blessings of Isaac
- God who gives victory
The ministries of the resurrected Jesus
The tomb of Jesus is the only tomb that is empty in this whole world. The tomb acts as a testimony that it is empty inside as Jesus is risen from the dead. When the ministry of Jesus began in Cana continued till resurrection. As a matter of fact, the ministry of Jesus Christ still impacts each and every one of us till date. We read in John 19:30 ‘’ We see here Jesus exclaims that it is finished with a sense of satisfaction that he has completed his ministry. But the ministry of Christ did not cease to exist at that point but it continued forever. We see Christ continued to give visions to people and to his disciples. He wanted them to live up to his expectations and he kept preparing them. Today, we will mediate on the ministries that Jesus performed exclusively for some people after resurrection and how that transformed their lives.
Grants zeal for Jesus
We see Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene for the first time after resurrection. To understand why Jesus appeared to Mary, we should read in John 20:15 ‘’ We see Mary was weeping because she loved Jesus so much. Mary witnessed the death of Jesus so closely near the cross. This we read in John 19:25 ‘’ Mary witnessed how Jesus was persecuted and she saw all the bloodshed. Jesus knew why Mary was crying and he wanted to immediately visit her early the first day of the week. In John 20:17 ‘’ We see Jesus saw the tears of Mary and did not keep quiet. He instructs her to pass a message to his brothers. The moment Mary saw Jesus and heard his command, she immediately stopped crying and it transformed her life. Jesus appeared to Mary who was once weeping and changed her to be a zealous for him. Even in our lives, the Lord God compels us to re-start our ministries. We all should start our respective ministries post pandemic. When we start doing the ministry with the zeal of God, our tears will be wiped out. If we need our sorrowful situations to be turned into a zeal for Christ, we should preach the good news like Mary Magdalene.
Grants spiritual growth
Here we see Jesus appeared to his brother James. Jesus wanted to appear to someone in his family with a purpose. We read in John 7:5 ‘’ We see that until Jesus was resurrected again his own family and his own brothers did not believe in him. Jesus must have had a burden for his own family and which is why he decided to appear to his own brother. In order bring in a spiritual growth to his family, Jesus appeared to them. We read in Acts 16:31 ‘’ This passage affirms that the salvation of one’s household is the promise of God. Even in our lives, we might have some relatives who are not saved in Christ. We should have that burden concerning our family to pray that the Lord Jesus should visit and give them a spiritual encounter in their lives. Just like how Jesus visited his brother, the Lord should touch and visit our families to lead in the path of salvation.
In Acts 1:14 ‘’ We see James who did not believe in Jesus, after experiencing the power of resurrection he joined along with all the apostles. This signifies a robust spiritual growth that the resurrected Jesus passed on to his family. We read in Acts 15:13 ‘’ In this passage we see James was found being a part of a counsel of the Apostles. The Lord’s vision changed his brother to play an important role in guiding the early church. We the children of God should pray to God to give us this spiritual growth.
In the above passage we see Jesus appeared to Thomas personally. When we look into the life of Thomas, we can categorize him with Peter who denied him quite explicitly. He was filled with unbelief and did not believe in the resurrection. But the Lord Jesus knew Thomas and his unbelief. The Lord Jesus did not chide him but appeared to him. Jesus showed him his wounds and proved his resurrection. In John 20:28 ‘’ Our Lord Jesus builds the faith of Thomas. The response of Thomas signifies that his faith has been built. Even in our lives, we should pray that the Lord should build and strengthen our faith.
In the above passage we see the Lord appeared to Simon. Every visit of Jesus had a purpose tagged along with it. Here to understand the purpose we can read Mark 14:72 ‘’ The Lord wanted to strengthen Peter. We read in John 22:32 ‘’ The Lord had divine plans on Peter and wanted to bring him in the right track. But what was Peter doing? He was warming himself only to deny him. But the Lord changed him and transformed his life.
We read in Acts 2:14 ‘’ Peter who was once a betrayer, died as a martyr. He said that I do not deserve to die like Jesus but crucify me upside down. Even in our lives, the Lord Jesus can change our lives no matter how bad it looks like. Let us beseech God to streamline our lives according to the divine purpose of the Lord.