Sealed and secured: Verse of the Day


‭Matthew 27:62-66 NKJV‬
[62] On the next day, which followed the Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, [63] saying, “Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise.’ [64] Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead.’ So the last deception will be worse than the first.” [65] Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know how.” [66] So they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the guard.

When Jesus Christ died and was buried in a tomb, the Chief priests and the Pharisees were still not satisfied. They went to Pilate and asked him for permission to secure the tomb, so that the disciples of Jesus couldn’t steal His body, hide it, and claim He rose up on the third day.

Their reason was that the deceiver, as they saw and called Jesus, said He would rise up the third day? So, these Jewish leaders sealed the tomb and further secured it with guards. Their thinking was that even if Jesus rose up from the dead, He couldn’t get out of the tomb, and if He made it out of the tomb, the guards would make sure He was dead. Even in His death they were still afraid.

To what extent will some men work to hinder the dream of others from being fulfilled? What entered Judas and these Jewish leaders and caused them to behave like this? Is it the same spirit that influenced the brothers of Joseph to work against his dreams being fulfilled? Why do some church members work so hard to hinder the progress of the church they are part of?

No matter how hard and to what extent they go to try to stop God’s work, it will not prosper. Nothing can stop the work of God in His Church and in your life. If He did it for Joseph, and Jesus, He will do it for you! He will watch over His word to perform it in your life. If God is with you, who can be against you? You are unstoppable!


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