Hallelujah He has risen!!!
One short week later the footsteps of Jesus moves from hearing crowds shouting “Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest” (Mt. 21:9) to the shouts of “Let him be crucified.” (Mt. 27:22)
One of the dynamics of life is the transition of a changed mind. I am amazed at the swiftness of how people can change their minds. We now stand as witnesses to the glorious pronunciation “He is Risen.” Salvation is at hand to anyone to wishes to acknowledge and confess Jesus is Lord.
We have a specific movement where this is seen by one of the malefactors hanging on the cross. The simple prayer request, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” (Lk. 23:42). Even while hanging on the cross Jesus had enough compassion to hear the cry of one and respond, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise” (Lk.23:43).
I rejoice along with all who celebrate this Day. One thing for sure it’s never is too late to come to Christ no matter you are experiencing your situation. The conversion of the thief on the cross testifies to the instance of Christ’s triumph over principalities and powers of darkness.
Somehow, this thief felt and realized words Jesus had previously uttered, “…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (Jn.14:6)
The only way to enter into the kingdom of God is through Christ.
I find in very interesting to the point of amazing that God saw fit to have the dynamics of being place between two opposing views. He wanted us to know and understand that the challenging of life will place believers with others having opposing views. The other thief challenges Christ to save both him and them.
On the other hand the repentant thief displayed:
- He reproved the other thief for railing at Christ “Dost not thou fear God?”
- He acknowledges and confess that his punishment is deserving and receiving the due reward of his deeds
- He believes Christ has suffered wrongfully for “this man has done nothing amiss.”
Well, I speak not for what I think, but what I know. Jesus promise to always be with you no matter where you go. Also remember, Romans.10:9-10, confession of sin comes from the mouth, and belief in your heart.
Whatever confronts you, and the tremendous challenges awaiting you, simply say, “Lord remember me.”
I would enjoy hearing the magnificent wonders Christ has and is doing in your life.