Theme Scripture: “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there” (Galatians 5:24, NLT).
Burying Dead Things: We know that there is a season, a time for everything under the heavens and as human beings, we must also go through the seasons and stages of life. Trying to force something to live or die in a season not divinely designated, will cause chaos and hinder growth and progress. Although it is most painful when this application is applied to a life, it is more so accepted and understood. But when it comes to everyday living and having to apply this concept to relationships, decisions and personal spiritual growth and development, it is perceived as a hard pill to swallow. During this sacred period of reflection, what internal issues have been revealed to you that need to cease? What unhealthy relationships need to come to an end? What needs to be buried in your life?
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT).
Spiritual Manifestation: In order for growth to occur there has to be a dying out or pruning process. Even our bodies have cells that are being replenished daily. Jesus’ death and burial was divinely appointed; therefore, had a divine purpose. It had to occur before He could be resurrected. What dead things are you holding on to that is keeping you from entering into a season of resurrection or new life? The longer those dead things are being forced to live in a dying season, the more stagnate we become spiritually. This stagnation affects our purpose, assignments and goals in life.
As we approach Good Friday, strongly consider the things that need to die and be buried in your life. When Jesus made that ultimate sacrifice, there was a glorious resurrection with so many benefits for Believers. This Resurrection Sunday, be prepared to receive everything that God has for you in this season, by making sure you follow the process as Jesus did. We don’t have to have a physical death in order to reap an abundant life. Jesus has already done that for us. But bury the carnal things that are keeping you from being spiritually intimate with God. It’s Manifestation Time!
Evangelist Shulanda Hastings,