It was appointed that Christ would die before He was born, the ultimate sacrifice, the redemption of mankind, planned ahead of creation. God in His infinite wisdom pouring His life to humans through His immortality by the power of the Holy Spirit who came on Christ when He was baptised.
God became a man, lived in the flesh, died on the cross and manifested in glory through the resurrection on the third day. Three is a significant number, it symbolises the trinity—Father, Spirit and Son—God in all manifesting in three ways.
In Joel 2:28—“And it shall come to pass afterwards that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh, your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams and your young men shall see visions”.
When Jesus Christ lived on earth, the Holy Spirit guided Him and worked through His ministry to perform signs and wonders as foretold by the prophets in the book of Isaiah 61:1-3—”The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free”.
When He was about to die on the cross, Jesus Christ called the father God to deliver Him. It appeared that He was forsaken and forgotten, He died on the cross, and was buried in the tomb. All hope was lost, disciples scattered. There was darkness. On the third day, Heaven and earth met and the son of God could not remain on the earth so He had to rise, Jesus rose from the dead, on this lies our hope.
The resurrection power has been in demonstration since that day to all who believe in Christ, Colossians 1:27b—“Christ in you, the hope of glory”.
The resurrection has brought back the glory that was lost at Eden to mankind, we now have the hope, freedom and victory in Christ.
At the RCCG King of Glory Edinburgh, we remain in hope that the power and glory of resurrection will manifest in us and fill us with life.