Divine Defiance

"Go, make it as secure as you can." Matthew 27:65

Ready thy selves, O foes of Jesus! Make the tomb as secure as you can. Seal his death with all your might! But make it well, for the third day cometh.

Pilate said it, but God meant it, as if to say to death itself, "Strap on your armor and be shattered" (Isaiah 8:9). He offers holy defiance to all who resist the high destiny of Jesus Christ! He is the Son of God, God the Son in human flesh, the death killer who dances on his own grave. "It was impossible for Him to be held in its power" (Acts 2:24). 

Resist with all the strength you can muster, but Jesus Christ was raised from the dead and at his name every knee will bow. Friend, repent of your sin and believe the gospel! 

Resistance is futile; joy is for those who bow now.