He is No More in the Grave By Rev Dr Chidi Okoroafor.

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I Welcome you to this Easter Weekend. A weekend by the grace of God where we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”

” I am enthused that He was crucified, He died, He was buried, and He rose from the dead.

I draw your attention to 1 Cor. Chapter 15:1-3. Moreso, Brethren I declare to you the Gospel which I preach to you, which also you received in which you stand, by which also you are saved to hold fast that word which I preach to you unless you believed in vain.

“For I delivered to you first of all, that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures. If you move to verse 16, it says, “for if the dead do not Rise, then Christ is not Risen, and if Christ is not risen your faith is in Vain, you are still in your Sins, then also those who are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope we are of all men the most pitiable, but now Christ is Risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

“I am glad that we preach and proclaim the Resurrected Living Jesus. Jesus is no more in the grave. Tell the Story, He’s no more in the grave. Many religious founders died. Up till today they are still in the grave, decayed”

“We proclaim the living Jesus, go to the historical site today, you will see empty tomb because He lives, we can face tomorrow. Because Jesus lives there is the possibility of the Salvation of souls. We have transformed lives. Criminals are transformed”

” I mean, prostitutes are transformed because of Living Jesus. Healings take place, and the same healing can take place in your life as you are listening, because Jesus is alive”

” He’s no more in the grave. He died and rose and because He lives, we can face tomorrow. Because Jesus is alive, even if you die in Him, even if you fall asleep in Him, a day shall come when you will rise”

” The Power of He that raised the dead, will bring you up. This is the message that Jesus is alive. Proclaim it. We proclaim the living Jesus, Christianity is alive. We proclaim the living Jesus, Healing is a possibility, because Jesus is alive, transformation of life is a possibility”

“I invite you incase you have not experienced that, come and experience it today. He died for people, people that didn’t love Him, people that were against Him, people that hated Him, He spread the tentacle of His Mercy and Grace”

‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, will not perish but have Everlasting life’ I want to say, spread your mind, it’s not just about only loving people who love you, follow the footsteps of the Master, yes, by spreading the tentacle of your mercy and grace to people who don’t even like you, people who are not even thinking about your goodness, that is what the Master has shown to us”

“Its not like some politicians who will deny the people who didn’t vote for them infrastructural development. They say its because you didn’t vote for me, ‘I will not allow the goodness in my Government, I will not allow you to partake in infrastructural development’ As we celebrate this season, may we follow the footsteps of the Master who even died for those who were stubborn, disobedient and who were against Him”

” I appreciate you this Easter Weekend, and as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, are you still in your sins, if you are in your Sins, that is an error, don’t allow that abnormally to follow you, there’s provision, the blood is efficacious”

” He paid the price, yeah, the ultimate sacrifice because of You. This is your chance of appropriating that sacrifice by giving your life to Jesus Christ. This is your chance, open your heart, you’ve not messed up beyond the reach of the blood of Jesus Christ, yes you didn’t mess up beyond the reach of the blood of Jesus Christ, because Jesus is alive, see every sinner and I see every sinner, no matter how terrible as a potential believer, every sinner is a potential believer, because Jesus is alive, let’s proclaim the Message unto the sinner, and if you’re a sinner, make haste while the sun shines, Give your life to Jesus, surrender, He will forgive you, He has never seen a sinner He will not forgive”

“He has never seen a situation He cannot change, He has never seen a sickness that He cannot heal, all these were involved, when He said, ‘it is finished’, Your story, ugly case, is finished. Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart, we love you, we are praying for you”

I am Chidi Okoroafor, General Superintendent, Assemblies of God, Nigeria

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