Thursday, April 5, 2012

It Was No Day Off For Jesus

1 Peter 3:18-20 (AMP) - "(18) For Christ [the Messiah Himself] died for sins once for all, the Righteous for the unrighteous (the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty), that He might bring us to God. In His human body He was put to death, but He was made alive in the spirit, (19) In which He went and preached to the spirits in prison, (20) [The souls of those] who long before in the days of Noah had been disobedient, when God's patience waited during the building of the ark in which a few [people], actually eight in number, were saved through water."

Matt. 12:40 - "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."

Three full days and three full nights in the heart of the earth.

"He descended into hell." ~The Apostles' Creed~

It's the second day of His three day excursion from the Cross to the Throne.

Think about that today. Jesus just didn't hang out in the tomb until He resurrected.

He was in the bowels of Hell preaching the "bad news" to the denizens of the evil angel prison.

You can rest assured that Satan heard it.

It was no day off for Jesus.

There is no day off today.

He sits at the right hand of the Father and makes intercession for us 24/7.

We are never out of the thoughts of Jesus. His office is never closed. His phone is never busy.

All of this because of the Cross.

All of this for you.

Just for you.

Just for us.

Won't you keep Him in your heart and mind today?

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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