Jesus always acts, He never reacts

The Easter season is a season of celebration and joy. It is a season of peace and a time to reflect on the goodness of God in our lives. I thought it is absolutely important that we dust our Bibles and look at some of the high points that make this season worth celebrating.

Mathew 20:17-19:
Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!”.

When we read this verse of scripture, it shows us something powerful about Jesus. You will quickly note that Jesus never reacted to any situation. When Jesus spoke of His death, burial and resurrection, He was not reacting to what was happing to Him. Jesus always ACTS He never REACTS. There is a difference between ACTING and REACTING. When someone reacts, it means that person is not in control. However, when someone ACTS, it means he/she is in control of his/her destiny.

In most English-speaking nations, such as South Africa, their laws are described as “Acts”. For example, the laws governing labour relations in South Africa is called the “Basic Conditions of Employment Act”. It shows that the government is still in control of the events that affect the nation of South Africa. In the same vein, Jesus told His disciples that He would be arrested, condemned to death, crucified and on the third day, He would rise up again. Wow! What a mighty God we serve. He knows the end from the beginning.

I announce to you this Easter, your story always starts where Jesus’s story ended. Since Jesus rose again from the dead, your job shall rise again. Since Jesus rose again from the dead, your ministry shall rise up again. Jesus did not rise up from the dead so that your body should languish in sickness. Jesus rose again from the dead so that your mortal bodies should be quickened and given a new life.

Expect the best this Easter,

Jesus is ALIVE!


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