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Resurrection Keys

In hell, Satan gloated, "Our purpose has been accomplished, quite well accomplished, for we have managed to bring him down–the one who called himself God, the Savior, he who spoke of his kingdom and who tried to build the church with cowardly fishermen. Yes, look at him now. We have defeated him!"

Vile laughter echoed through the inky corridors of hell. "Observe him well," Satan surely continued. "Safely crammed away in Joseph's tomb; this king, this so called redeemer lies wound in death sheets." From deep in the bowels of hell, his face smeared with evil grin, Satan led the raucous celebration. He lifted high the key. "Yes, today, I am the master. Only I, now hold the keys of death and hell."

Suddenly, a white hot Being surged through the evil passageways. With blasting power and absolute authority, Jesus snatched away the keys. Thunder roared and lightening flashed.

" In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."

YES, HE IS RISEN!

(I am sorry for this very late Easter message. I tried to post at 5:00 am, and throughout the early morning, but for some reason I could not do so. I thought to merely skip this post, but I just couldn't leave Jesus in the grave! I know some of you have celebrated all day…but here's to one more recounting of the wonderful story of the resurrection. Forever, will He reign.)

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

9 replies on “Resurrection Keys”

I like the verb “IS” in the writers announcement of Christ’s ressurection. Not “will” or “has” but is. The whole world “IS” filled with His presence. For heaven is His throne and the earth is His footstool.

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Christ is risen, Indeed!

Thank you so much for sharing this, dear sister in Christ. Awwww yeah! I LOVE this story and NEVER tire of hearing it. Our Lord and Savior, in VICTORY over sin and death. AMEN!!!!

**hugs**

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You’re absolutely right. Much more emphasis should be placed on the resurrection than on the crucifixion. Somewhat for that reason, I suppose, my particular denomination does not usually display a cross on our steeples or other prominent places.

Thanks for coming by, and yes, my day was a good one.

Blessings,

Shirley

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I became a Christian later in life and always wondered why so much emphasis was placed on Christ’s birth and death and not nearly enough on His resurrection. The resurrection is what sealed the deal. It said all Jesus said/promised is true. But I think Easter is given the same weight as Christmas and that a lot of emotion is tied to Good Friday. All good things, but when He rose from the grave, that was the prime event. No one else can lay claim to that. That’s where our Christian faith begins and where all His promises are hinged upon.

For me, I missed church yesterday because of some nastys attacking my insides. I don’t like the crowds on Easter, but I like the energy level that comes with it. Kind of a back to basics and celebrating what ties the denominations together rather than the smaller, insignificant things we disagree on. Hope your day was good! 🙂

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Thank you for your kind words, Nancy. The tools that we have available to help each other–people who we probably will never see–are remarkable. Blogging is surely one of those.

Keep walking with Jesus.

shirley

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your Good Friday and Easter messages. My Easter started out on a Friday note, but thanks to the Lord and caring friends, I understood again the power of His Resurrection.

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Thank you Helen. I finally found out they were down. We have a motorhome parked at one of our son’s in the San Diego area, and I was working from there on Sunday morning. I use a router from his house, and sometimes it’s a bit tricky, and thought that’s what it was at first. Then we had church in the morning at our oldest son’s, and church in the afternoon with our youngest son. Along the way I gathered up a 2 year old great-grandchild and brought him home with us. It was seven last night when we finally got settled. I will have him until Wednesday, so I’m not sure how much computer work I will accomplish.

Have a blessed day and thanks for coming by.

Shirley

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WordPress was down most of the day. The folks there worked very hard to get it back up. Those of us who planned special Easter messages were disappointed, but the truth is as true today as it was yesterday. He is Risen!

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