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Not Only on Easter
April 10, 2023, 10:57 AM

The Resurrection of Jesus:

(Not Only on Easter)

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest and most important event in the history of mankind!  The powerful truth is that “God raised Jesus from the dead” (Acts 13:30).  Through this profound reality, God’s promise was kept, death was eradicated, forgiveness is made available, and justification made possible.  

The far-reaching and on-going results of the Resurrection demand a response that is not limited to Easter Sunday (Resurrection Sunday).  What was accomplished through the suffering, crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ should be recognized, celebrated, and reflected upon daily.  That God would send His Only Begotten Son to die upon a Cross for our sins and then raise Him on the third day is a great gift of grace.  It is a gift that we did not deserve and could not earn.  Yet, God in His Sovereign grace and mercy granted it!

Think about it again! God fulfilled His Word, that “He raised Jesus up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption” (Acts 13:34). Moreover, through His Resurrection, death was eradicated.   Death could no longer hold Jesus.  Its sting and power had been removed. Consequently, those who would be in Christ would not experience an eternal death or spiritual death. Even when “absent from the body, the believer would still be present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8).  The Resurrection confirmed Jesus’ own self-declaration: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:35). Additionally, through Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins could now be proclaimed (Acts 13:38). No longer would the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins (Hebrews 10:4).  The Lord, Jesus Christ, then became the paschal Lamb, “the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.”  Therefore, through Christ, we could stand justified before God (Acts 13:39). 

Life, ministry, familial and world events will make sense only as we view them through the prism of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! Despite the vicissitudes of life, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ will bring a clearer perspective and assist us in a proper response to these changing scenes of life.  Most importantly, as we reflect on what God did for us through Jesus Christ, we will be able to increasingly praise His name and give Him glory! God gave His Son; His Son gave His life on the Cross for my sins and for yours!  Yet, on the third day morning, “God raised Jesus from the dead”!


Soli Deo Gloria (To God Alone be the Glory)!


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