THE SEASON THAT NEVER ENDS!
The Easter season is a season that never ends and never quits giving. During December, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we sing and say, “Tis The Season To Be Jolly.” We sing and share about Mother Mary, the virgin, baby Jesus, the angels, the stars, the kings, the shepherds, the manger, and the faithful. That, my friends, is just the beginning of God’s plan of salvation for mankind.
Now that the Easter season is upon us, we not only remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Anointed One, and His anointing. But we now turn our focus to the life of Christ, the wonders of the cross, His resurrection, and His role as Conquering King, exalted and seated at the right hand of the Most High God.
Jesus came to establish His kingdom here on earth. We must first have a king and then a domain to do so. For three years, Jesus stayed the course of His mission as the king of the Jews. See what He said to the Pharisees? That He brought the kingdom of God to earth. Jesus’ presence in their midst and among them gave them a taste of the Kingdom life, as attested by the miracles He performed. Elsewhere, Jesus mentions His miracles as definitive proof of the kingdom.
Luke 11:20 – “20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God has come upon you.”
Zoe, the life-giving force of God. He came to fulfill the law of the Spirit of life.
Romans 8:2 – “2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Jesus, we know, went about His Father’s business here on earth. How did He do this, and for what reason?
Luke 4:18-19 – “18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
He went about doing good.
Acts 10:38 – “38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. “
Burdens were removed, and yokes were destroyed!
So, as we once again remember the Easter season, we start with the cross, where Jesus came to redeem us from the curse of the law.
Galatians 3:13-14 – “13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” The Cross. Love grew where the blood fell. Flow’rs of hope sprang up for men in misery. Sin died where the blood fell, I’m so glad this precious blood has covered me. The Cross where He became sin for us.
2 Corinthians 5:21 – “21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. “
All our sin and the curse was upon Him. We cringe at the thought of the torture he endured. Yes, it was horrible. But the real pain came when He became sin and paid the price in the realm of the spirit and flesh.
The Bible tells us that He bore ALL, for you and I.
Isaiah 53:3-6 – “3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
The process not only blotted out the handwriting against us, but He defeated Hell, death, and the grave. He took the keys of death and grave and arose and lives as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords today.
Colossians 2:13-15 – “13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
Revelation 1:18 – “18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”
His love, His blood, and Word will never lose their power!
So, as we consider the life of Christ, we then celebrate Him as the risen Savior. “Up From The Grave He Arose!” He arose a victor from a dark domain. Now He lives forever with the saints to reign.
Ephesians 4:8 – “8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.”
Now, as we enjoy and move forward in the Season of Easter and all that it means for you and me each day. Know that “Christ The Lord Has Risen!” He came to give you and I life and that more abundantly. Jesus the exalted One with a name that is above all others.
Philippians 2:9 – “9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name…”
We close by knowing He has made us more than conquerors. We are joint-heirs with Him, and He wants us to know and experience wholeness and shalom in every area of our lives. Live strong in Him each day, knowing who you are in Christ Jesus. His grace, favor, mercy, and lovingkindness are NEW each and every morning.
The king has come. But know the king is coming back again. Praise His Name!
Do you know Him? I sure hope so. That’s my King!! He desires to be the king in all of our lives.
God Bless and Keep.