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He Has Risen #ResurrectionSunday

“He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, Luke 24:6

Some of the sweetest words in the Bible are  “He has Risen”.   The resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is complete. Just as Jesus said on the cross “ It is Finished”, the completion of victory over the grave is done. At this moment, no more are we slaves to sin and death, Jesus has conquered the grave!

And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, Luke 24:2

The stone has been rolled away! Even though this is literal, this is also symbolic for our lives. Rolled away is sin, sickness, and death! And now enters the power and glory of our Heavenly Father that has breathed life into our bodies. The rolling away of the stone from the tomb, is the passage of your suffering and sorrow. Because when Jesus stepped out of that tomb, you can now rejoice with victory and hope! Because Jesus has overcome the grave!

and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. John 20:7

A very symbolic sign often missed by most. Jesus took the time to roll up his linen cloth as a sign he will return. There’s a Jewish custom to fold your napkin when you leave the table if you’re going to return. Jesus did this before he left the tomb as a sign to us all that “ The King is Coming Soon!’

Jesus walked out of that tomb alive forevermore, and he’s coming back for his Church, give Glory to God for his victory at the cross! He has Rise Indeed in Jesus Name Amen

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Like A Dove

And the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:22

Why did the Holy Spirit descend in the form of a dove? Was this a prophetic sign from God?

In Hebrew the meaning of the name Jonah is Dove. There was a reason the Spirit came down in the form of a dove, it was a prophetic sign from our Heavenly Father about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth Matthew 12:40

Jesus prophesied about this later also in his ministry. He mentions Jonah who spent 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the whale. Jesus was prophesying about his death and spending 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of The Earth. Just as Jonah rised out of the whale after 3 days and saved Nineveh, Jesus rose from the grave and conquered death and sin.

Just as the dove left Noahs Ark and returned to send the message that the world has been saved (Genesis 8:11) Jesus has saved the world from our sins, look for the signs from our Heavenly Father in Jesus Name Amen

Gods Not Dead

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:6

Why can we have faith and hope in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Because our God lives forever (Hebrews 7:24), he has conquered the grave (1 Corinthians 15:57), he has overcome the world (John 16:33), Jesus said I am the living One, I was dead and now alive forever, he holds the keys to death and the grave (Revelation 1:18)

And if Christ has not been raised from the dead, then Christianity is pointless (1 Corinthians 15:54) Without Jesus there is no hope or salvation, for the wages of our sin is death (Romans 6:23) and we are all sinners and fall short from the glory of God (Romans 3:23) That’s why Christ is the only way to eternal life, nobody gets to God except though him (John 14:6) Nobody else is worthy to be our ransom (Matthew 20:28) except the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ (John 1:29)

But there is good news, even though we were still sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8) paid our debt and on the third day rose from the grave, just as he said he would (1 Corinthians 15:4) O Death where is your sting? (1 Corinthians 15:15) We have victory through Jesus Christ because our God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son so we shall not perish (John 3:16) in Jesus Name Amen

Christ In You

On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. John 14:20

Many people often debate or ponder, what did Jesus look like, however this issue is we are looking at things from the physical world and not the spiritual.

We shouldn’t fix our eyes on the physical world because its temporary, but fix our eyes on the spiritual world because its eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18) God is a spirit, and we must worship him in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24)

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, God lives inside us, the same power that rose Jesus from the grave is living inside us.  (Romans 8:11) So if you want to know what Jesus looks like, look at yourself, look at your neighbor, or your children. We are the temple of God and the Holy Spirit dwells in us (1 Corinthians 3:16)

So knowing this, would we treat our neighbors differently? Would we be more loving towards our family? Would you truly love your neighbor more knowing that Christ might live in them?

Remember if your truly a Christian, you have been crucified with Christ and he lives in you (Galatians 2:20) , do others see Christ in you? Can you see Christ in others?  No matter what race, gender, nationality, we are all one in Jesus Christ Amen (Galatians 3:28)

 

Resurrection of Christ

But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 1 Corinthians 15:12

A few years ago the movie “Heaven is for Real” was out and I thought it was interesting the reactions the boys story had gotten. Not just from the media but mainly his church, especially his father who was a minister. If someone told you they had been resurrected from the dead, why is this so shocking for Christians to believe?

Don’t we believe Jesus had been risen from the dead after 3 days? (Matthew 28) Don’t we believe Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead also? (Luke 7) Don’t we believe Elijah resurrected the son of Zarephaths widow? (2 Kings 4:35) Don’t we believe Peter resurrected Tabitha from the dead? (Acts 9:36-42) Don’t we believe Paul resurrected Eutychus from the dead? (Acts 20:9-12)

If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 1 Corinthians 15:13-14

Without the resurrection there is no Christianity, if you don’t believe in the resurrection then you don’t believe in Jesus as your Messiah. Thru his sacrifice Jesus has defeated death and was resurrected by the Power of God.

More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. 1 Corinthians 15-16

All our hope is in Jesus Christ, by his blood we have been redeemed and will have eternal life. If you don’t believe this , then your simply not a Christian.

Going back to that movie makes you wonder, if a child at your church told you they have been resurrected and been to Heaven, would you believe them? Or would simply alienate them? Do you believe you will be resurrected? Then why won’t other Christians as well?

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1Corinthians 17-19

Sin equals death, unless death is defeated we are dead. It’s only thru the redemption and resurrection of Christ we are alive. If you don’t believe this, you are not alive but a ticking clock.

Don’ dismiss the Power of God, don’t dismiss the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s only thru him we may have eternal life, may your faith not waver and Christ gives you strength in Jesus Name Amen