"But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end." (Isaiah 45:17)
As we take time this season to reflect upon Christ's suffering, His death, burial, resurrection and His Ascension, we realize once again how much we as a people have become the beneficiaries at someone else's expense. The pain was not just any pain, it was gruesome and horrible to say the least. He even gave consideration of how possible it might be to abscond the Father's plan of redemption but in a humble retreat only moments later, He would surrender His total will to God's plan of salvation to bring about a triumphant victory for us today.
Through the cross, God is sure of our victory which His word said shall pour from the sky like rain. The earth is said to be in a state of readiness to open up and to receive it and subsequently it will blossom with freedom and justice for all, it will spring forth with peace, joy, revival, restoration and healing for the nation. We must not expect the salvation without righteousness, for as the word of God says, they both spring up together!
You may not be rich in worldly goods, but sure enough as the word of the Lord has declared, you are exceedingly and abundantly rich in the grace of God.
Have a blessed Easter!