This Easter many will go through the robotic motions of celebrating Easter without any possession of the REALITY of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. They will gather with loved ones, family and friends to color Easter eggs; have Easter egg hunts; eat baked ham, candy and fine desserts; maybe watch a sporting event and perhaps even attend church for the first time since Christmas. This tragically happens every year in a never-ending cycle of tradition and hypocrisy. Oh my friend, what is truly needed this Easter is a dose of the heavenly reality of Christ’s triumphant resurrection from the dead (John 4:24)!
The resurrection of Christ from the dead is the centerpiece of all time and ETERNITY. All depended on His resurrection and utter defeat of the tyranny of Death (1 Cor. 15:55, Heb. 2:14-15, Rev. 1:18). Each and every one who has put their trust in Jesus Christ for salvation - as taught in the Holy Scriptures - shall never be ultimately defeated, discouraged or disappointed (2 Cor. 1:9-10).
Oh, what joy to the trusting heart when the King of Fears (Death) is defeated (Col. 2:12-15; Rev. 20:14)! My dear friend, the Easter Bunny in all his "magical splendor" could never accomplish that! REALITY is so desperately needed in this hour not fairy tales and vain traditions that CANNOT deliver a man or woman's soul in that Day of ETERNAL judgment (Rev. 20:11-15, 22:15).
"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 15:55-57)
"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" (John 11:25-26)
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" (1 Peter 1:3)
"Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:8-11)
"Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification" (Romans 4:25)
This Easter, do you truly know the RESURRECTED Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? He alone can deliver from the penalty of sin and the tyranny of death (John 3:16-17, Rom. 10:2-4, Rev. 1:5). Oh, to comprehend the REALITY of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead! It will change your life, and you will NEVER be the same!
Jesus said: "Fear not; I am the first and last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death" (Rev. 1:17-18)
As you sit around the dinner table with loved ones and friends this Easter, may you examine your hearts and minds to be sure that you are truly trusting in the saving grace of Almighty God and His Precious Son (Acts 16:29-31, Rom. 10:2-4, Eph. 2:8-9, 1 John 5:10-13). Examine what is taught in the Holy Scriptures for yourself and see (Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-23). May you truly be able to say with all of your heart, "I KNOW Him and the POWER of His Resurrection" (Philip. 3:10a)!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
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