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He is Alive!
April 21, 2019, 8:32 AM

Luke 24:1-12 " “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but is risen!"

Without question, the pivotal doctrine of the Bible is the bodily resurrection of Jesus. As the Church celebrates Resurrection Day it's important to study what Christ's resurrection means for us as believers today, as well as the implications for the future. Jesus lived a perfect life on earth without sin. He died a sinners death, meaning He took on himself every sin of every person in every age, so that the wrath (judgment) of God would be satisfied and the penalty paid. After His death, Jesus was buried, according to prophetic Scriptures, and then victoriously rose again. All this He did in the flesh.

I believe the fact Jesus did all that He did in the flesh is very important. It's important for several reasons, but here are a few:

  1. Jesus' death was more than a symbol or example. He was the actual payment in the flesh for sins committed in the flesh. Without a physical death, burial, and resurrection the acts He did would be relegated to mere symbols.
  2. Our lives are lived in the flesh. Yes, we look to Christ as our example in the flesh, but we also hope in Christ's resurrection for our own lives as we follow Jesus.
  3. Jesus' bodily resurrection points to the reality of our resurrection upon the reutrn of Jesus for His Bride, the Church.
  4. We have hope for heaven and a glimps of what heaven will be like for the beliver because the Bible teaches that we shall be made like Him. (1 John 3:2)

Draw strenght, hope and joy today in the resurrection of Jesus. His vicory over death, hell, and the grave is our's as well. While we live on this earth in the flesh we experience pain and sorrow, yes, but we do not sorrow as those who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13), but our hope is in the one who rose victorious! Our hope is in Jesus!