He is risen,” said the angel in Matt 28:6. Paul proclaimed the ‘resurrected Jesus’ in Acts 4:10. Lazarus came out of the grave, in the mortal body. But, Jesus was the first one who came out of the grave in the glorified body. He was one of its kind. Hallelujah!
‘Resurrection of Jesus Christ’:
1. Resurrection of Jesus Christ brings ‘Eternal Life’:
Jesus never came to the earth to start one more religion. No, never! He came to give life, and life more abundantly (John 10:10) Jesus came to give life to the dead humanity. Jesus came as the Messiah of the Jews. He came as the Savior of the World. He came as the Son of the Living God. Amen.
Paul says in Rom 1:3,4 …concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
Peter says in 1Pet 1:3,4, ‘Blessed be the God and Father of out Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.
There are many religious leaders all over the world. But they are all dead and gone. But ‘JESUS LIVES’.
Who doesn’t want to live long?. Women do not want others to know their age. They even want to cover up the wrinkles in their faces. ‘People want to stay young’. Some don’t want to talk about death. We don’t like funeral services. Have you wondered why? The answer is death, though inevitable, is not a desirable subject. No one wants to die. But the good news is you don’t have to. ‘We have a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead’. Amen.
2. Resurrection of Jesus Christ brings ‘Salvation’:
Paul says in Rom 10:9,10 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Salvation is so connected to the resurrection. We are saved only when we confess in out mouth that God raised Jesus from the dead. There is no other way.
Paul says in Rom 14:9… Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. 2Cor 5:15 declares…He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
All the above verses talk about Christ, the resurrected. ‘He is the Lord and Savior’. Christ did not die for the Christians alone but He died for all, for the lost humanity.
3. Resurrection of Jesus Christ ‘sets you in authority’:
Jesus says in Mat 28:18,19 All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations… We need to go in the name of Jesus and you will see the demons cast out according to Mark 16:17. The Devil trembles at the name of Jesus. Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that “Jesus Christ is Lord” (Phil 2: 10,11)
Jam 4:7 says ‘Resist the enemy and he will flee from you’ We have the right to use the name of Jesus and drive out the enemy. Praise the Lord for the blessed privilege.
Eph 1:19-22 talks about the great power in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which put all things under His feet and gave Him to be the head. Isn’t that good!
We are not a weak bunch of people who are beating against the bush. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1Cor 15:57) Amen.
Jesus gave us the authority. The same authority which Jesus had over the enemy is transferred to us. Isn’t that great? Jesus said in Luke 10:19 ,’I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you’. This eliminates all the possibility of the enemy hurting you. Don’t ever let any one talk you out of this great truth.
God does not want you to be ignorant. Do not be scared of the enemy. He is a defeated foe. You can cast out demons in Jesus’ name. You already have the authority. Take the authority and stand in the name of Jesus. You will soon see the enemy flee from you.
“Go forth in the resurrection power and be victorious in Jesus’ mighty name” Amen.