Ifll Rise Again

Speaker: M.Noorhoff

Luke 18:32-33

1 Corinthians 15

 Yes He is risen he is risen indeed!!!

 Last service we spoke of the sacrifice of praise, the key of DavidADancing in the streets a king who is not afraid to show his love, praise and worship for our Lord. Praise which brings God into our lives because He inhabits our praise. Our songs of love and praise bring us into His presence.  He will come to be with us and His presence will bless our lives. We will have Emmanuel, God with us if only we praise him with our hearts and mouth and bodies. Love Him with our everything. Let our mouths praise Him, let our thoughts praise him. Lets our hearts praise him. Let our actions and love for our neighbors come directly from our love and praise for Him. We bring him into our everyday life our every moment in everything that we do.

We throw away the armour or Saul the armour of worldly strength and put on the armour of God. When he approached Goliath David wore no armour but he wore his faith, a certainty that God was with Him. He carried no sword and yet he defeated Goliath. How small this young Sheppard boy must have looked stand across from Goliath. Goliath mocked him and Ifm sure the philistine armies joined in the chorus. But David stood his ground he stood on the firm ground of faith.

 1 Samuel 17:45-47

David said to the Philistine, "You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

46  This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I'll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.

47  All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands."

 In the same way you too can defeat the Goliaths in your life, those mountains of trouble, those mountains of fear and insecurity. We cast out the fear we stand up against it and defeat it through faith and as those fears crumble away so do those trouble and enemies for we have a promise that his rod and staff will comfort me

That he will walk with us through the valley of death. That he will be with us through our troubles and persecutions.

 Okay thatfs all well and good for David but not for me. I just canft do it. Things are a lot more complicated today and Ifm no David.

 So is there still fears in your life do the Goliaths still terrorize you. The Greek of the word terrorize means to make prostrate. It puts you in a position where you can no longer move. It is heard to get rid of that fear. As I said before so many people in the church and churches themselves are still living under the Kingdom of Saul, the kingdom of fear.

Okay Okay I heard that but how do I do it? How can I get past these fears in my life.

There are very few of us that can say our lives were harder then Davids yet he stood up to the fear and they were whipped out by the Lord. So if David could do it you certainly can.

Wait a second that doesnft really tell me anything.

Well then let me tell you more. Let me tell you how under the new covenant you have a promise even greater then Davidfs, you have the promise of Jesus, you have the promise of his temptation, you have the promise of his stripes, you have the promise of his redemption and his salvation but more than anything you have the promise of his resurrection. And this is a promise that will lead you out of this bog of fear. You have a hope that can not be defeated,  no better than that you have a promise that can not be defeated.

Before Jesus entered into Jerusalem he predicted his death to his disciples. But he did more than that he predicted that he would rise againB

Luke 18:31-34

31  Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.

32  He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him.

33  On the third day he will rise again."

34  The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.

 The disciples didnft understand this but you mustB

PCorinthians 15:16-19

 16  For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.

17  And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.

18  Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.

19  If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.

 The resurrection is a cornerstone of faith without it you have no hope and therefore you have no faith. You are not saved and we can all go home.

But Christ did indeed arise and this is a powerful promise to you

 20  But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

21  For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.

22  For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

 This is a promise to you that there is nothing you can not conquer for through Christ death itself is conquered and fear is conquered.

Remember the words of Jesus before he entered Jerusalem

 On the third day he will rise again On the third day I will rise again.

 Let us return to Isaiah 53 to remembered how he suffered


Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2  He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3  He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4  Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.

5  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

6  We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7  He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

8  By oppression and judgment he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was stricken.

9  He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10  Yet it was the Lord's will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.

11  After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied ; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.

12  Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

 And Jesus said "On the third day I will rise again"

 Luke 22:63-66

63  The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.

64  They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?"

65  And they said many other insulting things to him.

66  At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them.

 On the third day I will rise again

 Matthew 27:27-32

Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.

28  They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,

29  and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said.

30  They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.

31  After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

 On the third day I will rise again

 Mark 15 16-32

16  The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers.

17  They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him.

18  And they began to call out to him, "Hail, king of the Jews!"

19  Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him.

20  And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.

21  A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.

22  They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).

23  Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.

24  And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.

25  It was the third hour when they crucified him.

26  The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS.

27  They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left.

29  Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, "So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days,

30  come down from the cross and save yourself!"

31  In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself!

32  Let this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

 On the third day I will rise again

 We follow in His steps with the promise of the resurrection that we in Christ will rise again

1 Peter 2:19-25

For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God.

20  But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.

21  To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

22  "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."

23  When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

24  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

25  For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

 On the third day he rose again

Can you see the power of the promise that in any situation we are in the promise. So we need to ask ourselves do we truly and totally believe in the resurrection. Do we know that in Christ we will be raise up in him and nothing can defeat us. Without the resurrection we have nothing. But with it we have a strength in our faith that can not be broken. I look at the lives of the martyrs of the past and I see this faith. I look a the lives of the martyrs today and I see the same faith. I t was this same faith that allowed the 5 missionaries to go into the jungles of Ecuador to reach the woadani. It is this strength that you can have but it all depends on whether you believe that Christ was the son of God. God incarnate that he died removing our sins as far as the east is from the west and whether he was raised from the dead and still with us today

.No matter what you do

I know that I will rise again

You can hurl insults at me

I will rise again

You can hurl stones at me (Just think of Stephan)

I will rise again

You can spit in my face

You can mock me

I will rise again

You can hate me

I will rise again

You can gossip and say all terrible things about me

I will rise again

 Are you getting it?

 We can be humble in this life

Because we will rise again

We can be meek

Because we will rise again

We can face persecution because

(We will rise again)

We have no worries that conquer us

(We will rise again)

We need no treasure in this world

(We will rise again)

We can carry our cross

(We will rise again)

Death has no grip on us

Because we will rise again

Hebrews 4:15

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin.

 We will rise again and through this promise you are more than David, you are more than a conqueror

 Romans 8:37-39

37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 Through the resurrection you are a son and daughter of the Living God and you are entitled to the risen life. And can walk in the newness of life (Romans 6:4) this is the new key of David forged on the cross forged from pure love.

1 Peter 1:3-9

3  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4  and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade--kept in heaven for you,

5  who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

6  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

7  These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

8  Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,

9  for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

 Let us pray