The message on April 4, 2021 was entitled "The Messiah Must Die" and was the Easter message for 2021. Wayne opened the message to provide us several places to look in Old Testament scripture to learn about a priest upon his throne and why the prophesied Messiah must die. There are some really phenomenal passages in scripture that talk about this. We looked in Zechariah 6:11-13 where the Messiah shall be a priest upon his throne. We also looked at Hebrews 9:13-14 KJV where it explained that how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works..." This is the great thing that happened with Christ, who is the Messiah and the anointed one by his own blood he entered into the holy place just once to forgive us our sins. In John 20, we read of Mary Magdalene who came upon the empty tomb and ran to tell Peter and John that they took away Jesus body. Peter and John ran to the sepulcher and when John saw the empty tomb, he believed. It does say that in verse 9 "For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.". Guess what? We really need to know the scriptures and believe them! They all end up believing, even Thomas. The Messiah is the Christ and the anointed one and a healer. We saw some scriptures where they pursued the use of physicians vs. praying for healing. There are so many aspects of how Christ Jesus heals us but it is so very important to understand that even thought God can perform miracles today, we don't have the power of healing that was present during the Acts period. After Acts 28, the dispensational change after the revelation of the Mystery, Gods healing is up to Him. We learn of this through right division. The scripture reading was from John 20:1-10 KJV
"1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. 5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. 9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home."