It was at the point of writing this message that was initially titled as:
THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST AS IT RELATES TO YOU that I ran into this particular word called:
For the sake of simplicity and to prevent my reader from checking for the meaning,it is necessary that I start my write up with the meaning of this word.
According to wikitionary:
Anastasis (plural anastases) is a recovery from a debilitating condition, especially irradiation of human tissue. rebirth. (Christianity) resurrection, especially the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Having settling the dictionary meaning of this word,it is now easy for you and I to read my message as it relates to you and I in this Easter season that is all about commemorating the suffering,death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In spite the fact that Jesus Christ spent His time and season with twelve disciples and He was able to explain and describe what His views,vision and mission of His ministry on earth is all about,one could see that it was the people around Him that finds it hard and difficult to understand Him and see reasons in whatever He told them.
The twelve disciples were aware of the resurrection of Jesus Christ before He died and they listened to Him telling them about what will happen to Him.
In spite of all these,one can see that when the reality of resurrection happened,it was recorded that some women went to check His tomb early in the morning and they find out that He was not there again.
At this point,His disciples were no where to be found.They locked themselves inside due to fear of the unknown.
Even when the women that checked His tomb delivered what they saw to other disciples,they didn’t believe them until they run down to check by themselves.
All these references can be seen clearly in the book of Luke 24.
Now,how does this relates to you?
Life is all about relationship and every human being is a product of one relationship or the other accompanied with the fact that your success in life is a function of the quality of relationship you are into in one way or the other.
The best of every human is a product of the quality of relationship such a person is into in one way or the other.
Relationship is key.
Jesus Christ has His own and He started His ministry by searching and selecting them one after the other.
It can be concluded that the success of His earthly Ministry prospered on the quality of the search and selection of people that worked with Him.
Reflecting on His death and resurrection as it was chronicled in Luke 24,this is how the lesson of His death and resurrection relates to you.
The reflections are:
1.You are defined by the quality of people around you.You are a reflection of what these people are and you are an ambassador of their principles and doctrines.So,it is pertinent that your sort of relationship you seek for is in accordance to your principles and doctrines in life.
2.No matter how careful you are in choosing your inner caucus,get prepared for backstabbing and betrayal.People that you think will stand in the gap for you when the chips are down,will run away and locked themselves up in a place due to fear and some might not want to associate with you when you are in trouble.The disciples ran away,locked themselves up and chickened out just because Jesus Christ was treated as a criminal.
3.Those that will remember you and care for you are people that are far away from you.People that you didn’t expect that they will stand for you are the one that will look out for you.The kind of Mary Magdalene and all other women that defy fear and shame remembered the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day and went ahead to confirm what He told them.
In the course of His earthly ministry,these women were unknown but the disciples that were known buried their heads in fear and shame when the chips were down.
4.It is when you are in trouble that you will understand that people that are always around you are just there for you due to what they are receiving from you.When what they are getting from you is over,they will all fizzle out within a space of time.This is when you will observe that no one believe you and all the principles you shared with them are nothing to them.
This is the reason when those women were telling the disciples about Jesus Christ not being found at the tomb,they think those women did not know what they are talking about.This simply means that what Jesus Christ told them about His death and resurrection were mere fables to them,hence this polished their faithlessness.
5.Always expect the unexpected.People around you will be the first set of people that will not believe your story of conquest and victory at the end.They will doubt it and argue when you become successful. The disciples rushed down to the tomb to confirm their doubt and disbelief.So,you should expect this in the course of your relationship with people.
6.The best set of people you can help without being hurt is people that has no attachment with you,People that are close to you will end up hurting you and turn you into an object of shame and reproach once you are unable to attend to their needs.
These are some of the reflections I have encountered and experienced in life and reading about it on the pages of the scripture today made me to understand that human beings are the-same from one generation to the other.
In any of your caucus,there will be Judas Iscariot and there will be Simon Peters.
While you will be betrayed by some,others will deny you.
No matter how careful you are,they might all betray you and they might all deny you.
All of them might be Judas Iscariot and all of them might be Simon Peters.
In your bid to have good relationship with people,always watch out for those who will stab you at the back,those who will look down of you and make you to look worthless and valueless, those narcissist they think about themselves alone and once you rescind their selfish idea,you will end up becoming their enemy.
Without any iota of doubt,I believed I have shared my Easter message with you.
I wish you a HAPPY EASTER CELEBRATION.
The first Easter ever without a Church Service.
The first low key Easter celebration ever witnessed by me.