Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your Countenance - Psalm 89:15
The resurrection of Jesus is a message of salvation to all of those who are lost and without hope in this life; is a message of hope to all who have failed God in one way or another; is a message of restored faith and belief to those who have given up; is a message of joy and peace to those who are sinking in the mire of self-pity and despair; is a message of purpose and destiny to those who are without direction and meaning in this life; is a message of Christ's compassion and mercy in His dealings with mankind; is a message of who Christ is.
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About Ken Birks
Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher/ Author in the Body of Christ.He was the Sr. Pastor of
Golden Valley Christian Center in Roseville CA for 12 Years. He has been a born again Christian for over
40 years and is now semi-retired,
focusing on writing and also serves as a wedding
and funeral officiant in the Sacramento Region. Ken has been
marriied to his wife, Lydia for 41 years plus.
The week of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection was a week that began with tremendous excitement and great expectations for these early followers of Christ. The followers of Jesus were ready to crown Him as their King, only to have all of their hopes and expectations crushed because of His death. They were unable to grasp the significance of what was taking place. Their belief in Christ was so shattered that even after His resurrection they were slow to believe.
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All of Jesus' disciples and other followers forsook Him, one betrayed Him and one denied Him.
Matthew 26:56 says they all forsook Him.
They had lost hope in the One who came to redeem them from the curse of the law. Peter was mired in self-pity and despair.
Matthew 26:75 says he went out and wept bitterly.
They had given up all to follow Christ and now they were filled with bitterness and total disillusionment. They no longer had the direction or meaning to life that they had experienced during the 3 1/2 years they had been with Jesus. They were now lost and without hope. They were in need of a Savior. But all of this was about to change because of the resurrection of Christ – if only they would dare to believe once again.
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Before we can really appreciate the victory that we have in Jesus Christ, because of His resurrection, we need to fully comprehend and understand the amount of suffering He went through on our behalf and the great price that He paid for our victory.
The beautiful thing about the resurrection of Christ is that Jesus understood and sympathized with their weakened condition . His immediate purpose following His resurrection was to restore their belief in Him.
The devotionals in this book are designed to enhance
your relationship with Jesus in all aspects of your
walk. They're meant to draw you into a deeper
understanding of how the Holy Spirit and the Word of
God work together to conform you into the image of
The aspect that separates this book
from other devotionals is that each devotional ends
ieth a biblically inspired poem that encapsulates
the essence of the devotional.
Dr. Jay Zinn,
Author, Pastor, Discipleship Maker writes, "There
are few authors who can take theology and turn it
into a devotional series of divine, inspiring
nuggets and poetry. Ken Birks is such an author who
penetrates your heart and soul to want to know God
better. I highly recommend his 40 Day Devotional
book -- Treasures From Above."
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Unto His own He came, a beaming light to those
with eyes to see. To those indulging in
conceit, He came, terrorizing their deceit.
Proclaimed as the Messiah, He came revealing the
Father’s heart. To those bound in darkness, He
released from the enemy’s grip. Sent to destroy
and overcome death, He submitted to Satan’s whip.
Although Jesus accomplished many wonderful things in the few short years that He had among the people as God in the flesh, His death, burial & resurrection was ministry for which he was sent for.
The great Easter truth is not that we are to live newly after death – that is not the great thing – but that we are to live here and now by the power of the resurrection; not so much that we are to live forever as that we are to, and may, live nobly now because we are to live forever." (Phillip Brooks)