In reflecting on this past Easter Sunday, the Resurrection Day of Our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, I found myself, not only thinking about the tremendous service that we had, but reflecting strongly on this passage of Scripture and last month’s Red Carpet Woman, Women’s Conference (RCW). Although this is the foundational Scripture for RCW, it was not a Scripture that I recall being applied in Sunday’s preachment. And again, even though testimonials are still being received, more than a month has passed since the conference.
The Scripture is the inspiration for RCW, because of the word “performance.” It is exciting to know that whatever the Lord has said He will do, WILL perform in the life of the one who believes! Can you imagine the promises of God performing for you? Can you see them, strolling elegantly and magnificently down the Red Carpet? Can you see the paparazzi scrambling to get the best photo of the performers?
“Look! Here comes Forgiveness!”
“Quick! Get a picture of Healing!”
“Redemption! Redemption! Turn this way! Look over here!”
But the frenzy doesn’t really kick in until Jesus makes His entrance – with you as His guest of honor!
At the debut of any great performance, at the premier of every great production, the Red Carpet is rolled out to magnify the quality and underscore the importance of the occasion. You see, the Red Carpet represents the Blood of Jesus. When the Lord shed His Blood, when He died on the cross, only then was Forgiveness free to perform, only then was Healing allowed to take the stage, only then could Redemption make a grand appearance! When He shed His Blood and rose from the grave, the curse was broken, the enemy was defeated, and the promises of God took to the stage permanently, for all who believe!
Just as it was at RCW, this past Resurrection Sunday, there was joy and there was pain, there was laughter and there were tears that were shed. Those who were weak, found themselves strong! Those who were bound, found themselves free! Those who were wounded, found themselves healed! Those who believed, found the promises of God performing in their lives!
Don’t keep Jesus waiting any longer! He Himself rolled out the Red Carpet for you!
This is your season to walk into new purpose, a new dimension – a new existence – in Him!
Take His hand! See that He took the wounds for our transgressions, and now offers a perfect peace that only He can give!
Open your heart, receive Him by faith, and let the promises of God do what they do best in your life – perform!