9AM

9AM

Mark 15: 25-32

“25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the Jews. 27 They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left.  29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, ‘So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 come down from the cross and save yourself!’ 31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. ‘He saved others,’ they said, ‘but he can’t save himself! 32 Let this Messiah, this king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.’ Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.”

 

Do you remember the time?

That moment when your dream was nailed to the cross. When it ended. When God didn’t step in and the whole world saw what you had given your life to was now fading away.

Do you remember the time?

That exact moment when the enemy of your soul mocked and insulted you time and again. There was nothing you could do about it.

Do you remember the time?

You will never forget.

It was 9 in the morning.

 

Peter is believed to have influenced Mark in his writing. He would surely realise in the writing of the gospel what he would say several weeks later after this 9am event, to those who were scoffing at the outpouring on the day of Pentecost, “These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!” Acts 2:15.

Do you remember the time?

When God moved extraordinary upon you with grace after grace.

You may remember the 9am crucifixion. Make sure you also remember the 9am outpouring of the Spirit of God.

Your memory carries both.

Don’t let the negative memory dominate the other.

 

 

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