The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria Anglican Communion

The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 18 April 2020 – This Jesus God Has Raised Up

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TOPIC: This Jesus God Has Raised Up

READ: Acts 2:22-23 (NKJV)

22 ” Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know

23 “Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;


The resurrection of Jesus has continued to occur in our readings for some days now. This underscores its position to our faith. The controversy over Christ’s resurrection still lingered in the hearts of some Jews. In today’s text, Peter, by the leading of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, cleared the air before the crowd that gathered.

Verses 22-23 show that Jesus was approved by God and worked miracles, signs and wonders which the people saw, received and testified about. Secondly, His death on the cross was God’s will for Him and predicted by David in (Psalm 16:10), so the Jewish leaders and Pilate were just fulfilling a prophecy.

The truth and facts about Peter’s speech are that:

  • Jesus rose from the dead and is alive
  • The tomb is empty
  • Jesus rose, appeared to His disciples who saw and touched Him
  • Death could not hold Him, neither could the grave
  • His body did not experience decay

Any teaching/belief that attacks the above truths destroys our faith, power and hope of resurrection. Paul in Philippians 3:10, says: “that I may know him and the power of his resurrection.” Every believer must desire this knowledge.

PRAYER: That I May know You and the power of Your resurrection Oh Lord!