Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Third Day.

The Third Day. Maybe other people have made these revelations about the third day, but recently I have been thinking about this...
Judging of Attitudes time! {Heb. 4:12}

Acts 10:40
but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.

Praise the Lord :)

Genesis 1:13
And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

Exodus 19:11
and be ready by the third day, because on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

2 Kings 20:5
''Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the LORD.''

Ezra 6:15
The temple was completed on the third day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius.

Hosea 6:2
After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.

Matthew 27:64
''So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”
As you have read some of these third days are marvelous ones...Some aren't so great.

41 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. 42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom. 43 After the Feast was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. 44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends. 45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.
{Sidenote: I love that Jesus is 12 in this passage and I bet you know why ;) }

To enrich your ''Third Day'' experience go to at on the keyword search type in Third Day/Three Days. There withstand some glorious results. :)

So, there were 3 days in between Jesus being at the temple during the Feast of the Passover...and
3 days before He rose again. Think about those 3 days for Mary. For His whole family...
It was a panicking and a mournful time for them. They were saddened...or oblivious to where Jesus had gone. Where are you? Are you on the latter part of the third day being, ''amazed at His understanding and His answers.'' or are you still in the middle somewhere?
You don't have to wait for that Sunday morning, Retreat, or Wednesday night {meeting with friend, etc.} to be revived and restored. Maybe this is Day 2 for you {See above Hosea 6:2} or maybe this is the standing in Awe before God season. Maybe you are in a time of complete exhaustion and spiritual dryness. Let's be real.
It happens to everyone...They feel God one day and then the next they are discouraged, {for numerous reasons} because the freshness of it has been swept away. The circumstances leave you feeling lousy.
What is the point of the relationship aspect with God if you only spend time with Him when you feel Him?
If I only had quiet time when I felt Him; Jesus and I wouldn't be this close.  I wouldn't be who I am.
So, I challenge you...when your circumstance isn't necassarily ''praiseworthy'' {I know there IS something praiseworthy in your life...maybe just not in your attitude toward the circumstance} find THE reason.
These 3 days will be over soon. God is with you.

For you stand in awe-ers. The third day will end, but you have hope. Hope in Him.
That my friend, is praiseworthy. You will hit a time of spiritual dryness, but He has overcome the world.

He has overcome these distractions that may have triggered the ''dryness'' in your life.  Thank Him for your circumstance and pray against distractions. Be honest with Him...Pour out your heart to Him like water. :)
Trust me when I tell you: I feel like I am writing to myself. ALOT. God is convicting; It seems in every situation.
The Third Day represents so many different situations. I hope this encourages you to move past that
''feeling'' relationship to encourage you in pursuing your every-day relationship with Him!

Another reason I feel ''connected'' to the Third Day is because I became a Christian on the Third Day of
November. How awesome is that? :)
Before I go, How's your servitude?  Just a reminder...{Just because I published another blog doesn't mean the message is skim worthy now! ;) }

See ya!

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