“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?” Luke 24:1-5
This passage takes place after Jesus has died and has been placed in the tomb as was customary. Two days later, those who followed him came looking for him in the tomb. They noticed the stone that covered the entrance was rolled away. As they went inside, two men in bright garments asked them a powerful question, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?”
In Mark 5, we are told of how a possessed man dwelled in the tombs and not in his house. This shows us that when we give in to sin, it will surround us by death. Nothing in your life will prosper, your ministry will not flourish, your desires for God will fade off, etc. Jesus said he is “LIFE,” this means that sin takes you farther and farther away from Him, from Life, thus forcing you dwell in spiritual tombs and in valleys of death.
Here is the exciting thing!!! See, the enemy calls your sin and/or your past with the purpose to guilt you, to enslave you to it. However, when Jesus calls out your sin or past, it’s to set you free from it! That’s why in John 4, the Samaritan women was not embarrased when he called out her sinful lifestyle, instead, she got up and pulicly testified about what Jesus had done to her! He had set her FREE!
Now, there will be times when the past and the old sins will come looking for you after you have been set free. The thing is, that it will come looking for you where it was used to seeing you, amongs the tombs, amongs death, but because of the greatness of God, when the past comes looking around, be assured that there will be 2 men with bright garments standing there asking that sin and past, “Why do you seek the living (YOU) among the dead?!!!!”
When you give yourself to God, when you choose to surrender your life, your heart, and your will to Him, He will set you free and give you life! You will no longer dwell amongs the tombs! He is the way, the truth and the LIFE!
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We as humans sometimes let our past destroy our joy that God has given! We must always remember that God already paid the price for our sins. (John 3:16) Our chains of bondage have fallen! We are redeemed! He that the Son has set free is free indeed!
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