“And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:44-49)
Today’s Morsel: On June 6, 1944, Allied Forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France to liberate German-occupied France and late Europe from Nazi control and laid the foundation of the Allied victory on the Western front. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborn invasion in history.
After resurrecting Jesus from the dead, He told His disciples, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:49) The disciples had been given a mission to liberate the people from the enemy of their souls' control. But they had to wait for the right day for it to happen. They were to wait in Jerusalem for power. Luke wrote, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:1-4) D-Day! Deliverance Day. The day that people could be made free and continue on in liberation and freedom. The day that light shined in the darkness. The day that evil lost its control of humanity. The day that Joel spoke of. And the day that all things can now be made new. D-Day did not end on this day for the church, it began. Whom the son has made free is free indeed. D-Day is still available for you today.
Sing: This the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. I will rejoice, I will rejoice, and be glad in it and be glad in it. This is the day, that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made.
Thought For Today: D-Day…Liberation