Christ Opens to Us the Scriptures

…Though everything else seemed contrary to what the Lord had said, Jesus was then dead three days, and sadness and sorrow filled the air, it was what the Lord had spoken that would surely come to pass. Though Jesus truly did die, as He had said, so would He truly rise from the dead on the third day. It would be no other way. Otherwise, Jesus is not God and you are still in your sins.

This is not the case, for Jesus has risen, just as He said. For you He died. For you He rose, that sin no longer overcome, and that eternal death you not face, all your sin being put on Christ. You bear that load no more. Jesus, having taken all that was yours that was against God, has become your Savior. Those things God knows not any longer, for they are far from Him, as far as the east is from the west, says the Psalmist (Psalm 103:12). They can harm you none. We stand completely reconciled and at peace with our God.

This is the joyous Easter message that permeates the Christian church loud and clear. It cannot remain hidden. Its sound cannot be muffled. Though the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ fall on deaf ears, on hearing ears will the good news also fall. There, the Word will be planted, sprout and grow, bearing fruit and producing, some thirty, some sixty, and some hundredfold (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23).

Where the Word is, there also Christ will be. Where Christ is, there will also be faith. That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name, God gives the Holy Scriptures (John 20:31). He opens to you His Word and there reveals your Savior. If He not do this, your eyes would remain closed and blind…

Lk24.13-35, Easter 3, 2011A.pdf

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