Monday, April 14, 2014

April 15, 2014

"Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:24-26

Of all the things Jesus did during His world-changing earthly ministry there is one thing He never did - A FUNERAL! Where ever He went dead people lived again!

In fact, minutes after making the statement, "I am the resurrection and the life" He proceeded to raise Lazarus from the dead!


And this was BEFORE He died and rose again to conquer death forever!

Jesus came as the Second Adam to overcome what the first Adam did when he disobeyed God in Eden. Sin brought death because sin separates from you from a Holy God, Who is the source of life.  So, when Jesus died for the sins of mankind He arose on the third day to conquer the power of death. Because He atoned for your sins, by faith in Jesus you can live in relationship with God! When you are in relationship with God, how can you die? When physical death separates you from your body you will be alive with God forever!

The Resurrection is reason to rejoice!

“Death has been swallowed up in victory." “Where, O death, is your victory Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." I Corinthians 15:54-57

"But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life[d] because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you." Romans 8:10-11

If you are in Christ by faith, the Resurrection is reason to rejoice!

By the Resurrection you have been set free from the power of sin and death! 


Because of the Resurrection your death will usher you into eternal life!