Emanna for 01/24/2020
Christ Walking Out of Death
Gen 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon. Acts 2:23 This man, delivered up by the determined counsel and foreknowledge of God, you, through the hand of lawless men, nailed to a cross and killed; (24) Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pangs of death, since it was not possible for Him to be held by it.
Words of Ministry
Joseph typified Christ as the One resurrected from the prison of death. Christ was not arrested and cast into prison. Rather, He walked willingly into prison, that is, He went into the prison of death voluntarily. Although He entered into death willingly, the gates of Hades, which is the power of death, the authority of darkness, immediately rose up and sought to keep Him there forever. But as Acts 2:24 says, it was impossible for Him to be held by death. Christ stayed in the prison of death for three days. During those days, the power of death did its best to imprison Him. But Christ could not be held by death because He is resurrection. Which is more powerful--death or resurrection? Resurrection is definitely more powerful than death. Thus, death could not hold Christ, who was not only life, but also resurrection. Therefore, Christ walked out of death. To Him, this walking out of death was His resurrection. As Joseph was released from the dungeon, so Christ was also released from the prison of death. All Christians should be familiar with three things: the incarnation of Christ, the crucifixion of Christ, and the resurrection of Christ.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 1449-1450. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 9/8/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.