Resurrection Brings Life Forever and Ever
I love all the religious holidays, but this time of the year is the most important to me. As I think of this time of the year, it brings so much joy to my heart. We are just coming off the winter doldrums. All the plant life in the winter is dormant, and some appear lacking life, but as spring approaches from the winter months, the green slowly starts to appear and bring new life. It reminds me so much of the resurrection and how we have new life from our risen Savior. He has risen indeed! The Lenten season always begins to set my heart right, and I have tears of joy during Sun Rise Service on Easter morning.
1 Peter 1:3 says- Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
CHRIST HAS RISEN, HE HAS RISEN INDEED!!!
The resurrection of Jesus brings us life, now and forever and ever. John 11:25-26 says- Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
The inspired Word of God guarantees the believer's resurrection at the coming of Jesus Christ. Think of the comfort when we can share the message of forgiveness and eternal life to the loss. Such hope and assurance results in victory for all believers.
1 Corinthians 15:55 says- “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”
The resurrection is the triumphant and glorious victory for every believer. Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose the third day according to the Scripture. And, He is coming again! The dead in Christ will be raised up, and those who remain and are alive at His coming will be changed and receive new, glorified bodies (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important to salvation? It demonstrated that God accepted Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf. It proves that God has the power to raise us from the dead. It guarantees that those who believe in Christ will not remain dead, but will be resurrected unto eternal life. That is our blessed hope!
May God bless you during this Easter 2019.