So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first. “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” – Matthew 27:64-65 (NIV)
With the Jewish leaders trying to protect their religious power and the Romans asserting their military might, they were not about to let this renegade rabbi Jesus become a symbol of challenge. But even with their best efforts, the power of God could not be stopped.
Empires have tried to stop the gospel for centuries, but no one can keep Jesus body in the grave. His resurrection power lives on and is spreading across the earth!
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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