Easter (the life, death and resurrection of our Lord) symbolically teaches us about two resurrections that are ours through Jesus Christ & through His precious Holy Spirit. The First resurrection happens “now” as we are all resurrected to a new life in Christ Jesus (through salvation). We are freed from the bondage of sin and flesh to a life that is Spirit-filled, Spirit controlled and empowered in the righteousness of God. The second resurrection is a ”waiting hope” that we all look forward to experience, a physical/bodily resurrection (this conquers the power of death and disease once and for all ) at His final coming. May we all celebrate and experience the true meaning of Easter this morning, patiently and faithfully awaiting for our Lord’s return (Romans 6:4, Romans 7:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Revelation 20:4-6, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20:12, Revelation 22:12-14, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57)-Pastor/Evg.Samuel Meesala
The Lord truly knows his own; He is not like man to be fooled by the outward appearance of righteousness or by the fake pleasant words and promises of man. God looks at the heart and judges it’s true motives & intentions. He (Jesus) remains the one and only true righteous judge of all-Evg/Pastor Samuel Meesala
My son give me your heart and let your eyes observe my ways – Proverbs 23:26
My son, give me your heart – This is the speech of God to every human soul; give your affections to God, so as to love him with all of your heart, soul, mind, & strength.
And let your eyes observe my ways – Be obedient to me in all things. My son, thou believest that I Am, and that I Am the Fountain of all good. Give me your heart; it is I alone who can make you happy. Follow me; do what is right in my sight.
This exhortation contains three words: Believe, Love & Obey. This is the sum of God’s counsels to every child of man.
“Fall not into the grip of evil desires, lest like fire, it will consume your strength. Your leaves it will eat, your fruits it will destroy, and you will be like a dry withered tree. For contumacious (willful & perverse desires) destroys its owner and makes him the sport of his enemies”- Sirach 6:2-4, 1 Timothy 7:10
Earthly suffering (sickness, injury, natural disaster, betrayal, financial loss, loneliness, persecution, poverty, hunger, and death) is not an eternal reality. For our momentary light affliction is producing in us an eternal weight of glory (beyond all measure and proportion) Therefore lets boast about the strength of Christ working in us during our afflictions. For such afflictions produces the much needed fruit of endurance (the power of bearing an unpleasant and difficult process or situation without giving way) – Evg. Samuel Meesala
Sin has no place in the life of a true believer. Should a believer fall or slip into sinful nature, he or she should carefully & prayerfully eradicate it; For sin ruins our communion with God & produces moral impairment and death ( spiritual & eternal death-1 John 5:18; Romans 6:23)-Evg. Samuel Meesala
Those who delight in piety and are determined to live a devoted and godly life in Christ Jesus will meet with persecution & will be made to suffer because of their faithful stand. For If they persecuted Jesus, they will also persecute us. Remember no servant is greater than His master – 2 Timothy 3:12 ; John 15:20 AMP
I (Jesus) by no means will clear the guilty; I will visit the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. Therefore come, let us settle this matter of sin (missing the mark set by God), iniquity ( intentionally disobeying God even after possessing the knowledge of truth & evil) & transgression ( continually sinning without repentance or fear of the Lord) says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. For I have shed my blood for the forgiveness of your many sins, transgressions & iniquities. Exodus 34:6-7, Isaiah 1:18, Mathew 26:28,
Justice and right will make my people strong.They will be safe from oppression & terror. Whoever attacks them does it without my consent; whoever fights against you will fall. For no weapon will be able to hurt you. I (Jesus) will defend my servants and my people. I will give them victory – Isaiah 54:14-17 GNB