Saturday, April 25, 2020

Frontline Chronicles :: April, 2020 :: Jesus’ Death, Burial, and Resurrection :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

Jesus’ Death, Burial, and Resurrection

 By Nathan D. Pietsch

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Despite the world-wide shaking in April, it was a time to celebrate. Holy Week, Resurrection Sunday, and Passover all occurred during the month. This is when people around the nations reflect upon the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These events are the backbone of Christianity, and hold great significance.

The death of Jesus on the cross is very significant. Jesus' final words were, "It is finished!" (John 19:30.) Jesus' finished work means He conquered both sin and death. Jesus was the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). Jesus' death also destroyed the power of death that the devil acquired (Hebrews 2:14).

Jesus' burial was significant because it adds validity to the resurrection. The Scriptures tell us in Matthew 27:62-66, that the chief priests and Pharisees asked Pilate to secure the tomb. Pilate replied, "You have a guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know how." The religious leaders then sealed the stone and set guards.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb is what sets Christianity apart from all religions. Jesus' resurrection resulted in Him becoming the "new" mercy seat. Jesus is now the bridge that grants every person access to the Heavenly Father. Under the old system, only the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies once per year to meet with God. Because of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection, we can now go boldly before the throne of grace so that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

The Covering of the Scriptures

By Dawn R. Pietsch

During these times, I encourage you to draw closer to God. One way to do that is to read your Bible and meditate on the words. Give it a shot now as you read through Psalm 91 (NKJV):

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”