Tag: Funeral

The Broken Tomb

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

There once was a Jewish man who decided it was time to start preparing his final arrangements. The man’s name was Yosef of Ramata, Joseph of Arimathea. He became a secret follower of the Rabbi Yeshua of Nazareth. Out of compassion, when Yeshua was publicly executed, Joseph gave up the tomb he prepared for himself and placed Yeshua’s body there instead. A tomb is something that most people don’t lend out with the idea of getting it back. But the Rabbi happened to be God and so was only borrowing the tomb. When He rose from the dead, Joseph had his tomb back. But now people saw it as a place of hope and life. A tomb is supposed to be a place of mourning and tears. Yeshua ruined a perfectly good tomb and a perfectly planned funeral. But He doesn’t mind ruining our funerals, spoiling our sorrows, crashing our self-pity parties, and wrecking our fears. Let Him ruin your funeral. Let Him mess up that indulgence of self-pity, let Him mess it all up with joy, and demolish it with thanksgiving and laughter. Let Him mess up your funeral, so you can start living.

Today’s Mission – Is there a funeral that you’re still living in, a sorrow, a regret, a bondage, a grudge, a failure, a scar – Messiah wants to ruin your funeral – let Him!

by Jonathan Cahn

Titanic’s And Lifeboat’s

Jonathan Cahn 90x115by Jonathan Cahn

The Titanic was called the unsinkable ship. It was almost a world unto itself- luxurious, ornate, elegant, and majestic. The idea of it sinking was so unthinkable that they didn’t even provide enough lifeboats for the passengers. And then the unthinkable happened.

In the same way, this life is like the Titanic. We can get so captivated by its glitter that we don’t consider its end. No matter who you are, everything about the flesh is just a sinking ship. If you have any doubt about it, just attend a funeral. Therefore, if you know you’re on a sinking ship, what do you do? You get your eyes off the ship and off of its details. You get your life into the lifeboat. Scripture says that the way of the flesh is death, but the way of the Spirit is life. Salvation is the lifeboat of this life. And you dwell in it by living it in the Spirit. The flesh is sinking, so abandon the sinking ship and get aboard the Spirit. Live by the Spirit of God, and when the ship goes down, you’ll still be floating.

Today’s Mission – Today, evaluate your life. Abandon any area in which you are living in or relying on the flesh… Leave the flesh… Walk in the Spirit.

by Jonathan Cahn