He is Risen!!

April 12, 2020 Mike Bradley 1 Comments

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!’” (Luke 24:1-6)

This is it!  Everything prophesied had come true and now it was validated and confirmed by the empty tomb!  Sin stood between us and our Creator. Death was the insurmountable obstacle that stood between us and the eternal life we were meant to experience. But God…

Unwilling to let our condition condemn us God came to us. He showed up. He pursued the work of His hands and made a way where there was no way. This was His plan. This was His rescue mission from the moment we made our choice to rebel. He would take our debt. He would die our death. But that was not enough…

He would leave the sting of death and it’s chains of fear in an empty tomb! As the Apostle Paul said, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!” (Romans 8:1). And there is more…

Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly!” (John 10:10)

Here is the amazing…unbelievable truth…if His death is ours…His resurrection is ours also!  The Scripture tells us that we merely need to identify with His death by accepting it as our own and identify with His resurrection by allowing Him to live His life through us.  If He has freed us from the bondage of our death by dying for us then we can experience eternal life by identifying with His resurrection.  The empty tomb is proof that there is more than just forgiveness of the sin. There is more than just avoiding the death that we deserve…there is LIFE…abundant life!

Therefore, we are celebrating more than the resurrection of our Savior today.  We are celebrating our own resurrection in Christ!  He is risen and, by grace through faith, you have too!

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