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CHRISTIAN FAITH CHURCH INT’LDAILY DEVOTIONAL

By: Bishop Emmanuel Botwey

EMPTINESS THAT PORTRAY FULFILLED PROMISES (Part 1b)

CHRISTIAN FAITH CHURCH INT’L
DAILY DEVOTIONAL

By: Bishop Emmanuel Botwey.

EMPTINESS THAT PORTRAY FULFILLED PROMISES (Part 1b)

Monday 12th April, 2021.

SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY:
Luke 24:1-12

SCRIPTURES IN FOCUS
Luke 24:2-3,12 NKJV
But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. [3] Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. [12] But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.
Let us take a look at the first “emptiness that is full of promises”.
1. Significance of the Empty Grave.
When the women went to the tomb with spices that early morning, they found the stone had been rolled away and when they went in, they did not find the body of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:1-3).
In a conversation with one Apostle, he made this profound statement that the stone was rolled away for the women and the other disciples to be able to get into the tomb to find that Jesus had risen. It was not rolled away for Jesus to come out because when the disciples had locked themselves in a room, Jesus appeared there with them without the doors being opened. (John 20:19-23).
The empty grave gives us an assurance to find hope in the midst of our trials, challenges and problems. The moment they saw the empty tomb, they were reminded of the promise of the Lord Jesus that He would rise on the third day of His crucifixion.
When we remember the empty grave, we are reminded that hope is alive because Jesus is alive. Nothing can entomb us that the Lord cannot free us from.

Lesson
Let us see the big picture of an empty grave, no matter any adversity in life that seems to keep us burried. We have hope in the risen Christ.

Prayer
Precious Holy Spirit help me not to waver in my faith when going through trials.

Thought For The Day
Let us walk by faith to make sure the empty grave makes a positive impact in our lives.

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CHRISTIAN FAITH CHURCH INT’LDAILY DEVOTIONAL

By: Bishop Emmanuel Botwey.

CHRISTIAN FAITH CHURCH INT’L
DAILY DEVOTIONAL

By: Bishop Emmanuel Botwey.

PROMISES (Part 1a)

Sunday 11th April, 2021.

SCRIPTURE FOR THE DAY:
Luke 24:1-12

SCRIPTURES IN FOCUS
Luke 24:2-3,12 NKJV
But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. [3] Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. [12] But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.
We are familiar with broken and unfulfilled promises because we live in a world that is filled with broken promises and unfulfilled expectations.
We make commitments and don’t follow through. We make plans and promises that we many a times don’t keep. Marketing experts create commercials and adverts that entice us to purchase certain products with the expectation that the products will give us happiness, solutions to problems, make us healthy, rich or famous but in the end we realise that they are just empty promises and façade. Politicians make campaign promises they hardly keep.
The world’s promises are full of emptiness but on the Resurrection day, instead of promises full of emptiness, God gave us emptiness that is full of promises. There are at least two resurrection symbols that portray emptiness full of fulfilled promises. These are: an empty grave and empty clothes.
It is the very fact that each of these emptiness gives us an assurance that God’s promises are not empty and unfulfilled but He fulfilled His promises in emptiness.
To be cont’d.

Lesson
God watches over His Word to perform it. (Jeremiah 1:12) and His Words will never fail or disappoint.

Prayer
Holy Spirit please give me the grace to hold on to your promises and not doubt or despair, come what may.

Thought For The Day
Let us walk by faith to receive all the promises embedded in the emptiness of the resurrection.

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