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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Scheduled Meeting

Have you ever pondered the fact that Jesus had only one "Post Resurrection Scheduled Meeting" planned? I think I just coined that term, but it's true. Look what He tells His disciples after they left what is known as the Last Supper and headed for the Garden where Jesus will be arrested. Matthew 26:31–32: Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’” But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”

Why is it so important that Jesus gives them this instruction at this time? Jesus has told them this information before, but the hour of destiny is upon them. He needed them to have this hope to hold on to.

Three days after Jesus' death the ladies head to the tomb on that Easter morning. They find the stone rolled away and angel who spoke to them. Matthew 28:7: “Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

Why did the angel repeat Jesus’ earlier instructions? This shows the importance of this meeting, and should also gain our attention as Christ followers. When Jesus speaks we must pay attention to His words.

What "meeting" has He scheduled with you this week? Don't miss it - it can change your life.