The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard. (Matthew 27:62-66 NIV)
The prominent religious leaders could not rest. Even though they seemed to have succeeded in eliminating a potential threat from disturbing their religious order any longer (for a while, anyways), His words were still ringing in their ears. They said to Pilate, “Sir…we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’” They asked Pilate to secure the tomb for three days to keep that from happening. Perhaps to spare himself any further trouble with these Jewish leaders, Pilate gave in to their demands. But little did they both know that no seal or guard was going to keep Jesus in the tomb. What they didn’t realize was that they were the ones who had to roll with God’s will and time, not the other way around. No matter what you’re going through today, remember that God has the power to overturn the enemy’s plans for your life because He is still moving stones and the devil will just have to roll with it.