“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but risen!” (Luke 24:5-6)
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (Colossians 2:14-15)
But suddenly the devil finds the cross empty. Jesus was gone and instead he sees a note nailed to the cross with the ordinances that was against us.
My window is open as I’m writing this, and I now hear church bells starting to ring. What a power reminder! The enemy has been defeated; death could’t hold Him down. Don’t seek Jesus among the dead; He is risen, and in one blow He nailed all the devils accusations against you to the cross. The enemy has been defeated and now death can’t hold YOU down!
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
(2. Corinthians 2:14)