Sunday, March 27, 2016

Resurrection Day


It Is Written, 2 Corinthians 6:2, for He says:  in an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.  Behold, now is the accepted time;  behold, now is the day of salvation.
Since the time of the resurrection of Jesus, people then, through the centuries, up to the present day, have tried to deny the resurrection of Jesus.
In some people's minds, the Bible was even wrong about the number of days from Jesus death until His resurrection.  The Bible is correct.  The Hebrews used to count a part of a day as a whole day.  So, the Friday was one, the Sabbath was two, and even if Jesus rose just after midnight on the Sabbath, it counted Sunday as the third day.
Jesus was a real historical figure.  There are reports of hundreds of dead people rising and being seen by many witnesses.  Eyewitnesses saw Jesus as recorded in the Bible.  Countless people were even converted because of this.  History tells of perhaps thousands of Christians dying for their faith. Do men die for fairytales?
Whether you believe Jesus rose from the dead or not, is your choice.  To believers this was, and is the most glorious event in history.  The resurrection means so much more than worldly perception.
As believers, we know that Jesus conquered death, and in so doing He conquered satan, and took back the authority the devil stole from Adam and Eve.  It also made us conquerors through Christ, and now we can spend eternity with Him if we choose to.
I find it hard to separate the true significance of Christmas, crucifixion, and resurrection.  All three were necessary in order to achieve what Jesus did.  It took all three events to keep us from paying for our own sins, in an eternity of hell.  Jesus did for us what we could never do for ourselves.  The power of God's love for us can never be fully understood by us during our normal lifetime.  The best way to thank God and praise God, is to have faith and trust in His Word.
Resurrection day, should be celebrated with song, worship, and praise, because by Jesus rising from the dead, we have a new life too.  We were dead in sin, but now we are alive in Christ.  Hallelujah!  Have a blessed day. Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen