Good morning my brothers and sisters. God is so good to us, not just in the morning but every day, every second, every minute and every hour. Daddy God is so good to us. The title "Jesus Rose Early One Sunday Morning" will make people think about Easter but how many of you know that we need to think about that every day? Jesus paid a price for every last one of us when He let them beat Him and hang Him on the cross. Believe it or not, we had something to do with that. Every time I think about Him on the cross I say it should have been me. I was the one who sinned, He's innocent. I thank You Jesus for dying for me, not only little ol' me but for the whole world. Now that's good news. Some people are happy because Jesus died for them but I'm here to let the world know that He not only died for us but He rose from the grave. You see my brothers and sisters, Jesus got up out of that grave after being dead for three days. Early one Sunday morning He got up with all power in His hands and is sitting at the right hand of the one who sent Him to die for us and that's His Father which is our Heavenly Father, God Almighty. Because Jesus died and rose early one Sunday morning, one day we as believers in Christ will also get up out of the grave. Read Thessalonians 4:13-18...Amen... The devil thought he got rid of Jesus when he crucified Him on the cross but you know what? That was all part of God's plan to bring us back to Him. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ was and is the greatest "master-plan" for all mankind. If it weren't for Jesus we all would be sentenced to a burning hell this very day. But Jesus stepped in and made a way out of no way! You know, people go to hell because they choose to go there. Jesus has paid the price for us to go to Heaven and to escape hell but some people still choose to go the other way and be separated from God forever and ever. People are dying every day, some die with Christ and some die without Christ. Sometimes I sit and think about those who have died and never trusted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. They never gave their life to Jesus, they never confessed that Jesus died and got up out of the grave, in other words it's called the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. That didn't mean anything to them. Those who die without Christ will never have another chance to get it right with Him. Can you imagine how they feel right now? I'm sure they are full of regret, I'm sure they are saying: "I wish I had given my life to Jesus while I had the chance. But now I'm in this place separated from Him the One who died for me. Now I'm burning forever and ever." I can hear them saying, "my brother and sisters, don't come here, get right with God now! I had the chance but I messed up. Jesus forgave me over and over again but I kept on living like the world. I kept thinking I had plenty of time to get it right with Jesus but I was mislead by the devil. The devil made everything look so good but it was wrong. Look at me now, in this place called hell, burning forever and ever. Please don't come here! Give your life to Jesus today while there is still time. If I had the chance I would turn my life around simply by going to Church and learning more about Jesus. But now I'm in this place of darkness where I can see nothing in front of me, nothing beside me and nothing behind me. You don't want to come to this place. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, give your life to Him because only He can save you. Take it from me, I'm already in this place of darkness. You don't have to make the same mistake I made. I don't want to see you here because once you are here there is no place of return, in other words, no way out. Sincerely, a messenger from hell.' Brothers and sisters, God is moving every day in our life. I know some of you don't believe that because of your lack of reading your Bible and going to a Church that's teaching the Word of God. It's so important to read the Word of God and go to a Church that teaches His Word. God has been moving since the beginning of time. Guess what, when God sent His Son Jesus to be born through a virgin by the Holy Spirit that was a move of God! The cross, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus was move of God. Jesus going back to the place He came from and sitting at the right hand of God on the Throne was a move of God. The fact that we are here today is a move of God! Brothers and sisters, I can go on and on about the move of God but I don't have space to continue. My next article will be part 2, "A Move of God". Amen...

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Marcus Chandler is a longtime pastor and columnist. Contact him at mchandler2011@hotmail.com or (501) 908-9507.