Rejoice. He Is Risen.

Rejoice.  He Is Risen. By Kirk Hunt

And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.   Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

Matthew 28:9–10 NKJV


Mary Magdalene and the other disciples intended to complete the sorrowful work of Jesus’ burial.  Instead, they found the tomb empty.  Then Mary had conversation with the risen Jesus.


When the founders of other religions (such as Bahá’u’lláh, Buddha, or Mohammed) die they are buried then remain in the grave.  They are no longer available for a personal relationship.  Their direct influence and wisdom is no longer available.


The truth of Jesus is revealed by the empty tomb.  The power of Jesus is undeniable because of the empty tomb.  Fresh from overcoming death, Jesus wanted relationship with His Disciples.


The risen Jesus is available to anyone who wants Him.  He is available to anyone who seeks Him for a personal relationship.  New wisdom is available to anyone who asks.  His influence is direct and unending.


The relationship between Jesus and the Disciples was disrupted, but restored.  To the power of Jesus, death was an inconvenience, overcome on the first Easter morning.  His power, and direct relationship, are available to you.  Will you seek Him out?


His sacrifice made salvation available.  His resurrection proved his power over all aspects of creation.  Will you enter into a personal relationship with Jesus?


Think:        Jesus is risen from the grave.  What could limit Him?


Pray:           “Lord, thank You for the sacrifice and resurrection of Your Son.”


Copyright © April 2017, Kirk Hunt

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A Fresh View


A Fresh View By Kirk Hunt


In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.


Isaiah 6:1 NKJV


King Uzziah had a long, eventful and influential reign. It is not unreasonable that even a devout and zealous young man might have his view of God influenced, or muddled, by a great leader. Isaiah still needed to see God directly and clearly. However he came to his vision, Isaiah experienced God in a fresh and direct way.


The Temple, a glorious edifice if ever there was one, was overwhelmed by something greater. God’s house, mere stone and timber, could not compare to the glory that flooded in. The holiest place on earth was suddenly re-sanctified by God’s presence.


Then, as now, no human leader is a worthy or adequate substitute for a direct relationship with God. Your experience of God needs to be direct and vital. No intermediary however anointed, or in tune with God, can have a relationship for you.


Did Isaiah have his vision before or after beginning his office as Prophet? Biblical scholars continue to debate the timing of Isaiah’s vision. First, or later, Isaiah saw God for himself. After seeing God for himself, neither Isaiah, nor his ministry, were ever the same.


Are you a seasoned saint, or just starting your walk with God? Seek a fresh view of God. See Him again, as if for the first time. You, and your ministry, will never be the same.


Think:            I need a fresh and direct relationship with God.


Pray:               “Lord, help me to see and know You for myself.”



Copyright © July 2014, Kirk Hunt

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Not Alone In Exile


Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

Exodus 3:1 (KJV)

He had once been the grandson of a Pharaoh. He had once been a member of the ruling elite of Egypt. He had once been important and respected.

40 years of exile later, the wanted posters had faded to blank in the desert sun. Only the keeper of the cold case files in Egypt might have known of Moses’ name and death-warrant. No one sought after the forgotten fugitive on the backside of the desert.

It isn’t hard to guess that Moses felt forgotten and alone in the depths of the Midian desert. An exile? Definitely. Forgotten? Not by God. Alone? Not for a second.

There among the sheep, Moses had time to spend with God. Far from the bright lights of Egypt, Moses had the time and opportunity to deepen his relationship with Jehovah-Jireh. Exiled, does not mean alone.

Where ever you are, you are not alone. God is there with you. No matter what happened before.

He longs to develop a deep, rich relationship with you. He calls to you through the silence. What do you say?

Think: No matter where I am, God is there and wants to spend time with me.

Pray: “Father-God, I want to have a deep and rich relationship with You.”

Copyright © November 2010, Kirk Hunt