Faith In Action ‘examples From Scripture’

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Doing our job, we are called to do. In Matthew 27 verse 57; we here about a person like this. This man was Joseph of Arimathea. scripture tells us that Joseph was from a village in the hill country north and west of Jerusalem. it tells us he was rich, an honored member of the high council, who was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come.

Joseph of Arimathea was a good and righteous man, who had not agreed with the decisions and actions of the other religious leaders. He was a secret follower of Jesus, because he feared the Jewish leaders.

It is noted in all four Gospel, that it was Joseph of Arimathea, who had the courage to ask Pilate for permission to take Jesus’ body down from the cross and give it a proper burial in his tomb.

Joseph probably had no idea, that by doing this he was fulfilling the prophecy that the Messiah’s body would be buried in a rich man’s grave.{Isaiah 53 verse 9}

Joseph of Arimathea will br remembered, as one who had courage and was prepared to risk his life to obey The Holy Spirit leadings to ensure that the Messiah body had a dignified burial.

The point not to forget hear, had Joseph not had the courage to step out and ask for the Body of Our Lord, Jesus’ body would have been tossed in a heap of other crucified bodies, and three days later there wouldn’t have been an empty tomb.

Unfortunately for one reason or another, most Christians find it hard to be outspoken about our faith in Our Lord and Our Friend. There is nothing unusual to feel nervous, hesitant or afraid. But like Joseph lets gather our courage and obey the Holy spirit’s leadings. The results could be more than we ever imagine.

Read more about Joseph of Arimathea, that might encourage us all to be more bold in our witness for Our Lord and Our Friend, in Mark 15 43; Luke 23 verses 50 to 51; John 19 verse 38;

Sometimes we all need to step out of of comfort zones to follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and we will never be disappointed if we do. Make it a life choice to follow His promptings

God Bless.

O F J.

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