January 20, 2021
As Sure As
The chief priests and Pharisees came to Pilate, knowing what Jesus had said before about rising from the dead, wanted Pilate to secure the tomb. They lied to Pilate about what Jesus had said about rising from the dead in three days and instead told him that the disciples might try to steal Jesus' body and proclaim that He rose from the dead. Pilate gave consent to them to make the tomb as sure as they could. Using the chief priests and Pharisees, the devil tried to keep Jesus in the grave, but to no avail, because no solider or sealed stone could keep the Son of God from rising from the grave as prophesied. Jesus has victory over death and hell, and no matter how hard the enemy tries to keep us from Jesus, he can't. Nothing can keep Jesus from you and from Him doing a great work in and with your life. The enemy can only try as hard as he can to keep us in the world and away from God. He can entice us with sin and temptation, but we need to be on watch and guard. We should not let anything get between the Savior and us because He let nothing get between us when He gave His life for us so we could have eternal life.
Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
Matthew 27:62-66 (KJV)
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