The Ark rested on the mountain of Ararat.
Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.
The ark rested on the new creation. The ark is a type of Christ.
God said come into the ark. He is the first in the ark to make sure it is safe to go in.
A picture of the hero, he is always the first to go in and last to go out.
Just like the pillar of the cloud. He is our rear guard.
Ararat means curse reversed!
On resurrection day, the curse was reversed.
Noah was safe cos the ark was safe.
Christ is the Ark and we are in the Ark. The ark rested exactly on resurrection day!
Sabbath – first day of the week (Sabbath) – week is defined as Sabbath.
He came to give us the true rest! The rest for our conscience. Our conscience will always tell us we have to pay. But Christ on the cross paid for all our sin! He overpaid our sin!!
It is as if Jesus paid a billion dollar for our one million dollar sin. This is inferior illustration. Jesus died on the cross is overpayment!!
The full claim is fully met! Satan has been defeated and God has been satisfied! It was God who so loved the world that He sent His only Son!
Jesus is fully God and fully Man. He gave His life on the cross for us!!
Human has the fear of death. It is fine to go for check up and screening. But don’t do it out of fear. People are bound because of fear of death.
The bible say if u have fear of death u r always in bondage. Jesus free us from the fear of death!
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
God did not author death. The last enemy is death. The wages of sin is death!! God greatest creation is you and i. God did not make man to grow old and die. Man sin against God. If i tell you don’t put your finger in the fire n u get burn, this is consequence.
God told Adam not to eat from the tree. Death came into mankind. This is consequence.
He made man last so that man can enjoy everything He has created previously!
No one likes to be reminded of death.
The bible tells us this horrible oppressor called death – was swallowed up. The table was turned. Death that swallowed man is now swallowed by the Man – Jesus Christ!!
The purpose of Jesus rose from dead was for us! He died and rose from death is for us! His victory over death is for us!!
What ends death? Resurrection! Resurrection is the end of death. Death is not in front. It is behind us. We have died!! Our victory is before us!! Wherever Ark went, Noah went. Because Noah was in the ark!!
Death has been defeated so much so that the apostle said death, where is your sting?
God is Not behind death! God gives man free choice.
God gives us free choice we r free to choose but we cant choose the consequence.
Jesus has no sinful flesh. When He was tempted, there was nothing in Him to be tempted by.
Jesus was tired, hungry, rejected, criticized as a man.
John said in Jesus there is no sin.
Through death, Jesus could die for us when He became fully human!
Jesus was not murdered! No man takes His life from Him. He has power to take it up or take it down!
Such power in His word. When the soldiers came to find Him, He said I am! And the soldiers fell! He waited for them to get up to arrest Him.
The power of death is not that God makes people die, it is the devil. The devil uses the law. The ministry of death written and engraved on stone. The 10 commandments were the only engraved on stone.
When grace came, 3000 people were saved!!
The devil knows we r afraid of death. He come telling how much we have feared.
The law brings the fear of death.
Jesus come to free us from the fear of death!!
King of all kings came to be man so that He can die for us!
The devil has been deprived! The devil no longer has the power of death!! Destroy the one who has the power of death!!
He release those who thru fear of death subject to bondage.
If you experience fear, depression, worry and care, somewhere along the way there is wrong believing. And wrong believing comes from wrong hearing.
Know in our head and not drop into our hearts, we will still be in bondage.
Are we free to live life??
He knew no sin, in Him there is no sin!
All the judgement came upon the body of Jesus Christ! He absorbed all of it and cried it is finished!!
He cried My God My God why have You forsaken Me? He cried out loud so that we know God forsook Him so that we can call God Father!!
When He absorbed all the judgement and the darkness of the world in His very Person, He cried Finished! Is One Word Finished! And no more judgement left!!
There is no one sinless except Jesus!!
When He absorbed all punishment of judgement, He was still alive.
In OT, God answered by fire,there was nothing left!
In NT, Jesus received all punishment of judgement and He called God Father again, and committed His spirit! That is power! He put Himself in the position of death and dismissed His spirit!
He positioned Himself and breathed out His spirit. He saw our redemption, He saw our sins were no longer visited. Jesus absorbed it all! It was paid by the Holy God who loved us so much. Sin did not escape, Jesus paid it all!!
We have the Receipt! Jesus conquered death!
When Jesus come out, it means He has paid!!
When He comes again, He comes with nothing to talk to sin about. He is not coming to deal with our sin. He is coming to deal with the world sin in judgement!
He will come again not to deal with our sin.
1 Corinthians 15:17-26
And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.
The Last Enemy Destroyed
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order:Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.
There is no universal salvation. Christ the first, afterwards those who are of Christ.
We receive a brand new body!! We have more enemies put under His feet now!
“The Lord said to my Lord,
‘Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool’”?
Christ is the Head and we are the body!!
Jesus’ work is finished! So He sat down.
When we sit down, God gets up. When we get up,God sit down. Which do u wanna?
God is saying we are healed! It is not a “going to be”! It is!!
We are not trying to overcome, it has been overcome!!
Sit!! Until He made our enemies His footstool!
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
No evil will befall us!
Psalms 91 starts with-
cover and protect us!!
Psalms 91 ends with-
With long life will He satisfy me!!
Chapter 17 God said Abraham walk before Me, i am El Shaddai
The heaven declares His handiworks. He tells the story. God made the stars to tell the story!
The last one ended with Lion! Lion of Judah!
The heaven tells a story!
Haggai is not God’s idea. Haggai is a type of old covenant from Mount Sinai that produces bondage.
13 years of bondage.
and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection,
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Death is sleep for Christians.
He shouted ” It is Finished! ”
He absorbed all our sins, condemnation in His body! He swallowed up death for us!!
He who knew no sin became sin! God will not force forgiveness of sin on us. We need to receive Him!