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God’s Word while Walking it Out
Context: Matthew 27: 1-66
Focus: Matthew 27:51-52
“At that moment the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split. The tombs broke open, and the bodies of many saints who had fallen asleep were raised.” Matthew 27: 51-52
Definition: Breakthrough – a military movement or advance all the way through and beyond an enemy’s frontline defense. An act or instance of removing or surpassing an obstruction or restriction; the overcoming of a stalemate.
Following the time of darkness whereby God’s presence was removed, Jesus shouted out the second time, releasing His spirit. Suddenly, there was an earthquake, the curtain in the sanctuary separating the Holy of Holies was torn in two, rocks split open, and the tombs opened releasing the bodies of saints as they were raised from the dead.
Christ’s separation from the Father while He took on the sins of the world was our breakthrough from darkness. It was as though thru the darkness of clouds covering the earth, the light and the brightness of His Son broke through. While the Father received back His Son, our forgiveness was received too.
Recently, I was in a time of darkness, and the only thing I knew to do was to shout,
“Jesus Help!, Jesus Help me!”. The cloud of my circumstance was removed, and His light began dispersing the turmoil and made my heart be still.
There is no dark circumstance that can separate us from the Father’s great love, because Jesus shouted for us from the cross, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Romans 8:39, Luke 23:34, Hebrews 12:5)
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending your SON, Jesus Christ to do what we could not do. Let us remember to call upon His Name and be released from the enemy, in which He has already destroyed. By shedding His blood, He did what you wanted Him to do.
Christ’s Breakthrough Makes a Way for Me and You
CR: John 19:34 , Luke 22:19, Numbers 20: 10-11, Exodus 14:29-31, John 14:6