Wisdom For The Day Devotional 31 March 2024 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – The Place Of Resurrection In God’s Redemptive Plan

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TOPIC: The Place Of Resurrection In God’s Redemptive Plan (TREM Devotional 31 March 2024)

“And when they were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night and stole him away while we slept.” Matthew 28:12-13

Wisdom For The Day MESSAGE:

The Resurrection is vital, critical, and strategic to our Christian faith. It is the way by which we come into a new life. You see, the question is: if the Resurrection was unimportant, why was it so important for the religious rulers to hide the truth?

The devil understood the implication of what had just happened! Resurrection was a supernatural operation of God. The Resurrection was the birth of the New Testament church, and the devil wanted to hide this truth from the people.

The Resurrection made it possible for new creations in Christ to emerge, walking in this life as Christ walked. Because of the Resurrection, God began to see the believer in Christ. God doesn’t see you in you; He sees you in Christ.

The “In Him” concept was made possible by the resurrection of Christ from the dead. Looking at the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation, you will see this “In Him” concept all through, even in the Old Testament, which is in the types and shadows of what is to come. The Old Testament saints only saw types and shadows of what we enjoy today. If possible, I am sure they would have loved to experience the new birth, but God kept it for us so that they could not be complete without us.

Today, as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection, reflect on what it means to you. Don’t generalize it; personalize it. Thank God for the opportunity to be ‘In Christ.’ Look at the phrase “In Him” or “In Christ” and better understand what Jesus made available for you on this day, over 2000 years ago. Happy Resurrection.

Matthew 28:1-15

Morning – Judges 9-12; Evening – Luke 5:17-39, 6:1-26

Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.