by George Dillard
It is Sunday the first Day of the week. In Hebrew in Jesus Day it was Yom Rishon or literally “first day” . I believe that it is significant that the resurrection of Jesus took place on the first day. Think about it, on the first day of creation God changed everything by giving us a beginning place by taking the darkness and conquering it with light. Now on that first day 2,000 years ago He gives us a new beginning place. As Psalm 16 states the grave is no longer a place of bondage, it is the site of our victory. “11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” From that moment forward it is the first day of the Fathers, grace, mercy, forgiveness and love poured out on us for all eternity, our new place to begin, our first day of victory. There is something I want you to see in Matt 28 “2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” You have to look deep, the stone was rolled back not to let Jesus out but to let the others in. The grave can not hold our King and because of that it will not be able to hold you, so celebrate the first day, it is the place of our new beginning for the darkness of death has been conquered with the light of His Life. The First Day of Victory.