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I wonder what it was like the day after the resurrection of Jesus? Seeing that the resurrection of Jesus is the most important and influential event ever in human history, I'm expecting to see something explosive. Why don't we look and see the effects of the resurrection or the day after it happened? According to scripture, the first thing I see is a woman in the garden next to the tomb weeping. Oh, that doesn't look good. Then we take a peek at the disciples hiding in a house, fearful of going out in the streets. What is going on with that? No, keep in mind this event that just happened has shifted history. The age of the old testament has been closed, and a new era has started called the kingdom of God on earth. Jesus is gone into Hades to preach to those that had died and left them forth in freedom. He is also taking his blood to the father, who has been accepted as the sacrificial lamb, pure and holy. Yet I look around and see sadness, fear, and a loss of vision. The disciples were expecting a physical kingdom where they could sit next to Jesus on the throne in Jerusalem. All they could see was that their leader had been killed, and they were on the run for their life. That doesn't sound like much of a celebration on the day after the resurrection, does it? Well, of course, we know that the days moved on, and eventually, the disciples came around, the church was born at Pentecost, and the seed of the kingdom was in the ground growing. In case you hadn't noticed, we are living in the shaping and changing of history at this very moment. Things happening on the earth and in our nation are so powerful that there effects will change our future and give us the promises of God unfolded. Yet because we can't see their results today, there is sorrow and fear in the world and, sadly, in much of the church. Many are fastening their eyes on what they see around them and in the news reports and have taken on a spirit of fear and worry anxiety that brings torment. So what are we to do? Keep your eyes on Jesus and believe the prophets, and you will prosper. Multiplied millions are turning to Jesus every day in nations around the world. So rejoice, we are on the winning side.
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