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)
It’s interesting how even after having Jesus killed, the religious leaders could not be at peace and still asked Pilate to have His tomb sealed and guarded to prevent Him from rising again. But despite their best efforts, they could not keep Him buried forever. By God’s Spirit, Jesus was raised back to life!
Here’s where I derive my greatest comfort: People may try to break you when God chooses you until it seems as though they’ve succeeded in crushing you. They’ll try to bury you in the tomb of “you will not” and “you cannot,” but I can promise you this. Just when they think you will “never” rise again, when all hope seems lost to them, God is going to surprise them. You will walk out of that tomb much stronger and braver than before. Your destiny is sealed by God, not people. Your resurrection is coming!! The best is yet to come!
When Jesus calls you out of the grave by name, the devil is not going to be able to keep you buried there forever.