Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: With Jesus we can overcome any situation in our lives it may get tough it will get tough but we can make it


By James A Thomas JR.

Jan. 2006

House of Judah Ministries

And the Angels answered and said unto the women, Fear ye not: For I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." Matthew 28:5-6

Jesus borrowed a grave, then returned it.

Most people are familiar with borrowed things.

What amazes me with people is they borrow something thing and they keep it so long you forget they borrowed it. Then when you go over to their house they try to tell you it belongs to them they want to tell you when they bought it. People are always borrowing my movies because that is my hobby I collect movies but they never return them. Then I forget and go over to their house and I see my movies with their names on it. What type of craziness is that? From now on I’m making everyone fill our rental list. We borrow on a regular basis. Usually those who borrow, do so because they don’t have possession of or access to the item they borrowed themselves. As a general rule we only lend items to those persons that we feel will make a return...and even among those we are very selective. We are careful, very careful; in lending money, books, tools, and records somehow they never seem to come back. Whenever, we borrow something we should have the intent to pay it back. Whether or not we are able to borrow is dependent on our ability to pay it back, not our intent. If we borrow, we should make every human effort possible to payback or return the item borrowed.

Our Lord had been crucified on the day before the Sabbath. Early before the dawn of the first day of the week Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to anoint his body with oils and to prepare it for embalming. When the Mary’s came, the Angel said to them, "Fear not", "We know why you have come...you have come seeking Jesus who was crucified. Fear not! The circumstances may be awesome to you but, fear not. The events that you will view may appear mysterious to you, but fear not. The trauma of what

You are about to experience might be frightening to you, but fear not. As Christians we must learn to hold to God’s word Fear not Lo I am with you always even unto the ends of the earth. No harm will come to you. These two words spoken to the two women served to calm their fears and reassure them that despite the fact that it looks like the enemy has won that the promises of God would continue. I know what you have endured, I know right about now your faith is wavering, but fear not. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. I know you can’t see Jesus right now but don’t worry I know you can’t hear him right now but don’t worry. God has often spoken to those close to him and reminded them to fear not! He reassured Abraham of a promising future in store for his family. When Abraham showed anxiety over the fact that he had no children God said to him "fear not for I am thy shield and a great reward" In essence, fear not Abraham, I’m still on your side. Exodus 14:13 finds Moses standing before the Red Sea. The people were stricken with fear because the Egyptians were approaching from the rear and the Read Sea form an in crossable barrier in front of them. God told Moses to stand before the people and declare "Fear Not...stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

These Egyptians that you see today, you will see them no more." God spoke to Isaiah in 43:1 and told him not to be afraid "for I have redeemed thee, I have

called thee by thy name, thou art mine." The Lord spoke to Jeremiah in 1:8 when Jeremiah complained of his fear to stand and declare God’s word.

God had to reassure him and admonish him Jeremiah be not afraid of their faces for I am with thee to deliver thee saith the Lord. Jer 1:5 before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. An Angel of the Lord came to Mary and calmed her fears by saying "Fear not" thou hast found favor with Lord. You have been selected to bring into the world the Son of the living God. Jesus returned what he borrowed Now a days people want to borrow something some of them try to be hip they say let me hold something Jesus held something he held a temporary position in a Tomb not made for him he borrowed it for a time. Three days and three nights earlier Christ had been crucified and buried in a tomb belonging to Joseph, a friend of the cause. Several women, including Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary the Mother of James (Luke 24:10), prepared spices to anoint his body and waited until both the Sabbath involving the Feast of the Passover and the Weekly Sabbath had past; then came to the tomb to complete their task "very early" in the morning on the First Day of the week. They found that the body of Jesus was missing. An angel told them "He is not here, but is raised." The angel explained how Jesus predicted his resurrection and how its fulfillment resulted in the empty tomb. When the women remembered his words, they returned to the disciples excited an inspired as they told what they had seen. They had come to the place of the dead seeking a dead leader and they left knowing that they were serving a living God. The women gave a testimony of their experience. They told what they had seen and heard. Even today, those who are low in spirit and face impossible situations receive their first inspiration from those who have shared their experience with God. Those who have been touched by the hand of God perform a mighty work when they share what God has done in their lives with others. There is nothing more encouraging to a person who faces the prospect of fighting cancer than to hear the testimony of a cancer survivor. The word of a person who has failed in business and found success after failing multiple times is encouraging. The encouraging words of persons who have overcome adversity

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