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Today’s 333 Devotional: “He is Risen – The Promise”
God cannot make a promise and then fail to keep it.
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19)
Therefore the promises Jesus made He will keep.
While He was in the Galilee before traveling to Jerusalem for the Passover feast He said,
“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He will rise again.” (Matthew 20:18-19)
A few days before the crucifixion Jesus made this promise, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:2-3)
But on the cross Jesus died and was laid in a borrowed tomb. And just as a point of reference, when you borrow something you’re only going to use it temporarily.
And so when the women came to the tomb that Resurrection Morning, the stone was rolled away the angels said, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’” (Luke 24:5-7)
Jesus kept His promise because He is God, who else but God could keep such a promise. And that promise is for all who will believe. He has indeed Risen!
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