This message is circulating on the internet. It is very distracting and I see many of our readers forwarding it to me. I want to share my thoughts about it. If you agree with it forward it to others.

 

 EASTER OBITUARY

'Obituary - I have not seen one like this before!

This is truly an, “'Obituary - I have not seen one like this before!” and I know why. It is the obituary satan wrote on the first Good Friday not knowing that Jesus would defeat him and death on that glorious resurrection day.

Another giveaway that it is from the devil is the fact that it is called, “Easter Obituary”. First, there is no word called "Easter" in the Bible. Resurrection is the proper word, YES Of COURSE for it is the very heart of God’s love for us. Therefore, the devil as cunning as he is, has taken the term "Resurrection" out of this message. (Satan sure would not like to remember this because when Jesus rose from the dead, Jesus defeated satan) . Moreover, Christians around the world are celebrating "Easter Sunday" which signifies, remembering Jesus’ resurrection and the devil wants to call it "Easter Obituary" which implies that Jesus death on the cross is the final chapter. He has no problem with Easter, with all of it's bunnies, eggs ,candies and even church services; for it is a commercial facade which takes away the truth of God’s redeeming grace and the hope that is in Christ's resurrection.  

This innocent looking email that is circulating contains a lot of satan’s lies

  1. It indirectly says that Jesus never rose from the dead.
  2. Quotes the Scriptures selectively to make one believe that it is the word of God. (remember he did this to Jesus in the wilderness while trying to tempt him.)
  3. By saying he is "the son of Joseph and Mary" has taken away the truth of the Virgin birth.
  4. Calling Jesus a "medical doctor" takes away His divine healing powers
  5. Saying he was "self educated and a teacher", implies that  Jesus’  teaching are non-consequential  
  6. The Last supper was more than celebrating the Passover, it was the Passover of the Lamb of God who was going to shed His blood for us.
  7. "In lieu of flowers do as Jesus did and send money to those in need".  Jesus wanted us to remember His great sacrifice every time we break bread. He said do it in remembrance of me.
  8. To be a follower of Jesus is not only trying to be like Him or giving money to the needy, but the most important is, ”that you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead and by that  alone, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. “Romans 10:9-10

‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him should not die but have eternal life” John 3:16 

Satan knows his days are numbered and is attacking the very basis of our faith. He is, continually, sending a subliminal message that Jesus is not risen. Remember, our fight is not against flesh and blood but it is in our mind. He wants to mess with our thinking. These are the days when we must put on the whole armor of God and rebuke the devil and drive him out in the name of Jesus. There is power in the Blood Of the Lamb. You must use this to drive out every evil force that comes against you both physically and spiritually. Remember, that in last days even believers will be deceived and we must be as wise as serpents and as gentle as doves if we are to be effective witnesses of Jesus love for us in this broken and hurting world.

I wish you all a blessed Resurrection Day,

Rev. Ash