By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen." Mark 16: 1-2 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Mark 16: 1-6, John 20: 14-17, Luke 24: 30, Matthew 3, John 19, Matthew 28, Galatians 2: 20.
Spices is what was used to perverse dead bodies to prevent them from decaying. The myrrh given to Mary when Jesus was born is spices used on things that were dead. The more respected a person is, the more spices used.
The resurrection of Jesus is the message of Christianity. The day he died is not the issue. The reason why myrrh was brought to Jesus on his birth because they were prophesying his death. Even though Jesus said he would resurrect after 3 days, some people went to buy spices even though they knew that spices had already been used; because their faith was shaken from their experience of his crucifixion.
People sometimes know your story, they knew where you were yesterday. Then they show up because they feel they know about your tomorrow. People don't generally like to rejoice when you rejoice but when they hear negative things about you, then they mourn with you. When something good happens, they stay away but when something bad happens they come around.
Spices are very bitter. Why do you bring your bitter heart into those gatherings? What is in your heart towards people? Why do you always want to remind people of their past? Why are you not happy when good things happen to others?
When you were in a bed place, people associated with you but now that the heavens have opened for you, they wants to be around you. Don't come to my grave and tell me am good. Tell me now that I am alive! Stop going to people who separated from you. They are not interested in your new state. You will know the people that truly love you when you start arising. Everybody you see doesn't necessarily love you.
No limitation! No boundary!