THE STORY OF JESUS: Mark 10:32-34
“Three days later he will rise.” (Mark 10:34)
By describing Himself as the “Son of Man”, He is claiming to be the Messiah.
But why then does He speak of suffering and death and resurrection?
This was not the path the disciples expected for the Messiah.
As Jesus followers, it is important we understand the path of Jesus.
In order to beat Satan, Jesus needed to face Satan.
Satan used every trick in the book, even torture and death, to beat Jesus.
But for the first time in human history, someone refuses to give in to Satan.
Jesus is the first Adam to break free from Satan’s grip, and the curse is lifted.
The curse of death (Genesis 2:17) does not apply to Jesus, because He does not sin.
As Jesus followers, we know that it is Jesus Who defeats the devil for us.
But to follow Him, we must join with Him on the path towards Jerusalem.
Refusing Satan will also mean suffering for us, but he cannot defeat us.
We belong to Jesus, and Jesus is taking us with Him into LIFE.
We will struggle in this sin-cursed world, but “three days later” we will rise!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, You have beaten Satan, sin, death and hell for me. Help me to look beyond the present suffering to the promised resurrection three days later!