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Wait For Your Blessings

On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went to Jesus’ tomb early in the morning before the breaking of the day.

She found an opened sepulcher with the huge stone rolled away. She left the scene hurriedly to report the matter to Simon Peter and another disciple.

The two disciples rushed to the tomb and saw for themselves that the stone was rolled away.

The first disciple who reached the tomb looked inside but did not enter. He saw only the linen clothe on the table.

Simon Peter went inside the tomb and saw two things: the linen clothes and the napkin that was on Jesus’ head folded and was placed in a separate place.

The first disciple followed Peter inside and they both saw that Jesus was not in the tomb. 

After the disciples examined the tomb they returned home leaving Mary behind. The disciples did not tell Mary what they had seen in the tomb.

However, Mary remained outside the tomb weeping in distress. Finally, she decided to look inside the tomb.

To her amazement, she saw two angels sitting, one at the head and the other at the tail of the place where the body of Jesus had laid.

The two angels asked her why she was weeping and she explained to them that they had stolen the body of the Lord and she did not know where he was.

As she rose up and looked behind her she saw a man who she thought was the gardener. He asked her, “woman, why are you weeping?”

She begged the ‘gardner’ to return the body if he had taken him away.

The man then called Mary by her name and she immediately recognized her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her. (John 20:17-18)

Note the strange development of this story.

The disciple who only looked inside the tomb saw only one item – the linen garment. But, the disciple who both looked and went inside the tomb saw two separate garments of the Lord.

But, none of these two disciples saw the angels. Have you ever wondered why? A number of possible reasons entered my mind:

  • The disciples’ faith wavered. Hence, they returned home in defeat.
  • Mary was determined to wait and search for her Lord. Although distressed she refused to give up in defeat.
  • The woman recognized the Lord when He called her by name.
  • The Lord opened the spiritual eyes of the woman so that she could see the revelation of the Lord.
  • Because the woman receives life and gives birth to life it was important that she delivered the good news of the resurrected Lord (the tree of life).

The lesson in this story for us is that we have to be determined to wait for our blessings. Only the Lord can open your spiritual eyes to receive His revelation.

 

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  2. This resonates with me: The Lord opened the spiritual eyes of the woman so that she could see the revelation of the Lord.

    God always has good reasons for allowing us to wait. It is through waiting that my character has been transformed and my faith in God increased. Lord help me to ALWAYS WAIT for my blessings.

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  3. The great takeaway for me in this is thus…..”sometimes you just have to tarry…

    This has indeed been the word that the Lord’s been impressing upon my heart as I eagerly anticipate what He does next in our lives. Much like His instructions to the disciples to tarry in Jerusalem…..

    “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high….Luke 24:49

    Very powerful and timely message!

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    • A thought provoking message and well chosen scripture by you, riverlifepsalms1, to compliment Beverleys message. The scripture that came to my mind after reading was 1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

      For myself, being patient can be very hard sometimes; but the waiting is always worth it, for His blessings will abound, as I look back in retrospect to learn why the waiting was necessary.

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    • Amen! Tarry is the key word. We don’t know how long the disciples waited for the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. But, thank God they waited. I believe when they saw the resurrected Lord, it gave them the faith and strength to tarry. This is another evidence of the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank you for sharing those powerful scriptures.

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  4. Beverley what a powerful message this morning. When I tell you reading this blog post and how heavy it was. I felt his presence. This is resonating on my spirit.. I will most definitely be saving this blog post… So powerful!!

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  5. Happy Mother’s Day to All Christian and Jewish Mother’s All over our Earth with our ONE True GOD ( YAHWEH-JEHOVAH and HIS SON Jesus Christ-MESSIAH – Yeshua HaMashiach-MESSIAH ) CREATED and GOD BLESS ALL These MOTHER’S!! Hallelujah and Maranatha and Shalom ( Peace ) All Mothers!! ~> ( https://kristiann1.com/2015/05/08/hmd/ )!!

    Please Pray for all our Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and our Messianic Jewish Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and our Devout Jewish Sisters and Brothers Everyday!! “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

    Love ❤ Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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