18 Apr Matthew 27:64-66

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64 “Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third day, otherwise His disciples may come and steal Him away and say to the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”   65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go, make it as secure as you know how.” 66 And they went and made the grave secure, and along with the guard they set a seal on the stone.

The disciples forgot that Jesus promised to rise from the dead, but His enemies remembered. They sealed and guarded the tomb, making it impossible for anyone to steal the body. The Jewish leaders and the Roman government unknowingly joined forces to help prove the resurrection of Christ. How do you see God working to foil the lie that the body of Jesus was stolen? He is risen!