The Living One
Jesus Christ is risen today! Hallelujah!
We recognized Christ’s death on Good Friday. “Good” because His death was planned from eternity (Acts 2:23), because Christ died for believers’ sins (Romans 4:25), and because we (believers) were reconciled to God through Christ’s death (Romans 5:10).
Today we joyously celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection, His triumph over death. He is the Living One (Luke 24:5).
Jesus Christ proved He was resurrected.
He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. (Acts 1:3)
Christ’s resurrection fulfilled and proved the truth
He has risen, just as He said. (Matthew 28:6)
Davidlooked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor didHis flesh suffer decay.(Acts 2:31)
Death was conquered.
God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.(Acts 2:24)
Our Savior Christ Jesus abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.(2 Timothy 1:10)
Believers are able to approach God
And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.(Matthew 27:51)
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.(Hebrews 4:16)
Christ’s resurrection is our resurrection
Christwas delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.(Romans 4:25)
Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.(Romans 6:4)
Father, I praise You for Your glorious plan, Christ, Your mystery who reconciled believers with You. I praise You for raising Him from the dead, with the power of the Holy Spirit, proving Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I praise You, Lord Christ Jesus, for enduring the cross, knowing the joy set before You. I praise You for triumphing over Satan, conquering death. I praise You for making it possible that believers can walk in newness of life. I praise the Living One!
He is risen! He is risen indeed!
(There is more! Stay tuned for Christ’s ascension, and Pentecost!)