Thursday, March 31, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 March 31

For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth. (Isaiah 38:18-19)

Today’s Morsel: One of the things that I’ve learned about my salvation is that I am no longer dead in my trespasses and sins.  I am now alive and well.  I am no longer in the grave.  Jesus took me out of that miry clay and set my feet  on a solid rock to stay and established my goings. Christians aren’t supposed to be dead.  Paul said, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)” (Ephesians 2:1-5).  Jesus quickened us to newness of life.  Dead things stink.  Ask Martha (John 11:39)!  The grave can’t praise Him and the death can’t celebrate Him. But we which are born again can do both. It’s time to get your praise on.

Sing: Ain’t no grave, gonna hold my body down, ain’t no grave gonna hold my body down. When I hear the trumpet sounding in the sky, I’m gonna get up, gonna get up, get up out of that ground; cause ain’t no grave gonna hold my body down.

Thought For Today: Those third-day Christians praise God! 

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