August 15, 2022     8:08 am
6. First Week in Advent - Friday
Resurrection of Christ
          You will not leave my soul in hell, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.   Psalms 16:10-11
          These words were spoken by David, but not concerning David. It was the eternal Son of God, the promised Son of David, the Messiah, that spoke these words by the mouth of David. Two infallible exponents of the Bible tell us this, the Apostles Peter and Paul, as you may read in Acts 2:25-31 and 13:35-37. With these words the Son of God spoke of His resurrection, which was to follow soon with His death on the cross. And the Son of God actually did what He had promised. On the third day after His death He arose. And as a result of that, He as our Saviour and Substitute, did away with our death entirely, together with its fearful causes and terrible consequences, and utterly destroyed it. Through the resurrection of Christ we sinners have been made righteous before God; dying, we have been brought to life; damned, we have been saved. This was foretold by the prophets in the Old Testament, and proclaimed by the evangelists and apostles in the New Testament. And whoever, through the Holy Spirit, in true faith accepted this in ages gone by, or whoever accepts it now; whoever comforted his soul with it then, or does so now, really possessed all these things then, and possesses them now. My dear Christian, look alone to Christ in faith, and rejoice in what He has done for you.
          PRAYER: - Not I, O Lord Jesus, not I must overcome, nor can I overcome, the cruel power of my sin and of death and of judgment and of damnation, and save myself. No, all this You, You, have done for me. For this I give You heartfelt thanks. Grant, I beseech You, O Jesus, that I may look alone to You, and trust and rely on what You have done for me, and what Your sacred Word says. Thus Your righteousness shall be my righteousness, Your life shall be mine, Your blessedness my own. O my risen and living Lord and Saviour, I put my trust in You. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 15, 2022     8:08 am