What was more disturbing that Jesus was risen from the dead and the tomb was empty or somebody fabricated a story that the body of Jesus was was stolen as the fake news media would have it?
Well, it was not just the media, but I am sure the religious crowds had to make up a few excuses that Christ is no longer in the tomb, but an empty grave was there where the white linen cloth lay.
The woman were the first to discover that Jesus was gone because, ‘He is not here, but he has risen’. Although the woman were full of emotions, the fact remained that Jesus promised that he would rise again. It was the faith of the woman and the disciples that he would rise from the dead.
The fact remained that Jesus Christ has defeated death, hell, and the grave and remains King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This is another reason that a believer has no reason to fear death of our mortal bodies, offering the human being hope for the soul and spirit. Jesus, said, “I am the resurrection and the life, He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live” John 11:25.
“Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying”. Hebrews 2:14-15 NLT
The fact that heaven is real and a place of eternity with the presence of Christ, and God the Father is incomprehensible to our finite mind. No more pain, no more sorrow, no more suffering, and no more death. What a relief and what a day that will be when our Jesus we shall see! Even in death Paul said, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”.
“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” Philippians 1:21
The story of Christ and the gospel is real whether you believe it or not! God is truth and His word is truth. God does not lie! God the Father has paved the way to give us a brighter and more glorious future and because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
So Look up, our redemption draws near, and Christ is coming again!
“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead”. Philippians 3:10-11
Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region.
The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey.
Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own.
My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’.
God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth.
I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others.
There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more
I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more
I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better!
“But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version
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