Jesus didn’t cheat death – He conquered it and ripped the keys right out of the devil’s hand! Hallelujah!
Keep that thought in your mind today and in your heart tomorrow while partaking of His supper at His table on His day.
“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” (Revelation 1:18)
Christian Post columnist, Dr. Tony Beam, reports that “the Federal Government sees business in America as a target rich environment ripe for takeover.”
If it succeeds, the State could stop the preaching of the gospel and force private church-run schools to abandon Christian principles in hiring, plus change the way these schools hold students accountable to Scriptural principles.
Brethren, if this happens, our freedom of religion, i.e., to worship as the New Testament directs, will be in grave danger.
There are two verses about obedience in Romans 6:17-18-NKJV that are significant:
“But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.”
We must obey “from the heart” that form [pattern] of doctrine that Paul preached and taught (1 Cor. 2:1-2; cf. Gal. 6:14; Philippians 3:7-10). What was the pattern? The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor. 15:1-4). We die to sin, we are buried in the watery grave of baptism, and then we rise to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:1-4).
What a beautiful picture of salvation!
My main principle of work? Ecclesiastes 9:10:
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.”
In His earthly ministry, Jesus put the above principle of work into practice, for He said in John 9:4:
“I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
Our time on earth is short. Let us manage our time wisely, fulfilling the responsibilities God has given us (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16).