But He whom God raised did not undergo decay. Acts 13:37
Paul began to preach in the synagogue about how Jesus fulfilled the Messianic prophecy of being raised from the dead before his body would decay. This prophecy was fortold in Psalm 16 and most Jews believed it was referring to David. However as Paul points out, Davids body was never resurrected and decayed, while Jesus rose from the grave after 3 days, and lives forever
Once we understand this prophecy and how Jesus fulfilled it, as a Christian it gives us great hope and victory for the future. No matter how bad things are going in your life right now, even if your facing death. Remember Jesus overcame the grave and sin , and we have victory through Christ.
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
This is what Jesus was saying, he knows you are going to have problems and issues. However there is hope because Jesus has defeated death. Jesus has overcome the world, and because of this you can have the peace of God which is beyond all comprehension.
This is why the resurrection is so vital to Christianity and our lives. The resurrection has changed everything , including us. As we can now overcome death also by the blood of Jesus Christ!
Heavenly Father, I pray that this message gives hope to the hopeless, that everyone understands that Jesus has overcome sin and death, and we are victorious through him in Jesus Name Amen!