Certainly there is cause for celebration as we approach Easter every year. But what of the rest of the year? Is not the tomb still not empty?
Jesus’ resurrection affirms five critical doctrines: He is the Son of God, our sins can be forgiven, there is victory over death, we can obtain eternal life, and in the end, God wins! Cause for celebration each and every day!!
“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” (John 11:25-26)
1) The resurrection affirms Jesus’ divinity as the Son of God. Paul affirmed that Christ is “declared to be the Son of God with power … by the resurrection from the dead” (Romans 1:4).
2) The resurrection affirms we have forgiveness from our sins. Paul said: “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17).
3) The resurrection affirms Jesus’ victory over death. Our God is living: “I am the first and the last, and the Living one; and was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore” (Revelation 1:17-18).
4) The resurrection affirms life everlasting. Physical death is not the end of human existence. “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. ” (John 11:25-26)
5) The resurrection affirms God’s ultimate victory. “And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, ‘Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Therefore, rejoice, 0 heavens and you who dwell in them! ‘” (Revelation 12:10-12).
Amen! Let us celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, not just on Easter, but every day!
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