What we are facing is being called unprecedented times. Meaning: this has never happened before. Viruses have been around for many years. So what makes this time different? I believe it has to do with the way it's being handled. As we look at the morning Jesus rose from the dead, we can see unprecedented times as well. Or can we? Everyday we wake up to a new day; it can be unprecedented or just another day. That morning in Jerusalem was as normal as any other day except for those who had placed a hope in a leader unlike any other leader. One that had been executed three days ago as a criminal and the executioners knew He was innocent. Everyone in the area knew this, but some said "NO! Because He had committed blasphemy. Being a man, He made Himself out to be God"! His actions and words were unprecedented for just a man. In heaven, the plans of this day had been set from the beginning of time. God's love brought this day about, which caused a reaction from mankind. The response of mankind would be of belief or unbelief of what had happened. The inability to believe results in "unprecedented times." The ability to believe results in a complete freeing of us from this world (i.e. fear,anxiety, and even death), and therefore, these seemingly "unprecedented times."
What happened in heaven was not unprecedented; God is known in Heaven for being in control of all things. Once again, what happened on earth was "unprecedented" because it was out of the normal way of things. But you could set your clock in heaven on the time Jesus rose from the dead because God was in complete control of all things
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 4:5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Unprecedented times only belong to this earth, they are not known in heaven. As we enjoy this truly amazing day, it tells us of a God who sent the Love of Heaven to bring us an unprecedented love to this earth!
Written by: Pastor Dan Berg