The Resurrection Changed Everything!
Slide Guide, April 9, 2023
Matt 28:5-7- “The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.” NASU
John 10:17-18- “For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.” NASU
Gal 1:1- “Paul, an apostle not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead…” NASU And then God the Holy Spirit was involved in the resurrection as well: Rom 8:11- “If the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from death, lives in you, then He who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of His Spirit in you.” TEV
The Resurrection proved that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life!
That is the proper response of any human being to the Incarnate Resurrected Creator and Savior of the world – “My Lord and my God!”
Have you asked the only Resurrected Savior to forgive your sins and grant you eternal life in union with Him, and that you want to follow Him as your only Lord and God?
Eph 2:4-6 – “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…” NASU
If you have asked Jesus Christ into your life as your Lord and Savior, you have already been spiritually resurrected. Plus, you have also been positionally assigned a place in the heavenly places as one of God’s eternal family members.
Think about this: as you are day by day going about your plans on earth, you are also determining the plans and privileges and service assignments that you will be doing day after day in the Kingdom of God. And that means that what you do every day here on Earth affects what you will be doing every day in Heaven.
Rom 5:17- “If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” ESV
Even now, God’s children are being positioned to one day take their place in practice as ruling and reigning with Christ over all of His created world…even worlds.
The Resurrection even speaks to death…1 Cor 15:55-57- “O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” NASU
Because of the Resurrection your victory over your death has already been won!
Rom 8:37-39- “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” NIV
Most ‘Once Born’ people don’t really understand who ‘Twice Born’ people really are. Do you think that they realize that one day you are going to be ruling and reigning with Christ over His New Earth and New Heavens?
Do you think that they know that the minute you leave this Planet that you will be ushered into the very presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, along with in the presence of all those who have trusted in their Lord and Messiah as their Savior and God through all the ages of mankind’s history?
They also don’t know what you know about them. You know that the minute they leave this planet in death, if they have not become Born Again in Jesus…and become a ‘Twice Born’ person…you know that they will immediately be ushered into Hades. And there they will await the judgment of the Great White Throne judgment, where their sentence in Gehenna will be determined.
That is all the more reason that we need to get the Gospel truths out to them about what they need to know in order to become Born Again, and to then be able to look forward to the resurrection unto eternal life instead of the resurrection unto eternal death.
Matt 28:18-20- “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” NASU
Abraham Kuyper: “There’s not a square inch in the whole domain of human existence over which Christ, who is Lord over all, does not exclaim, ‘Mine’!”
Every authority anywhere on earth is now accountable to the One who has ALL AUTHORITY in Heaven and on Earth, the Lord Jesus Christ! And every authority in any position anywhere on Earth is going to stand before Christ, actually bow before Christ, and they will give an account for everything they have ever done that was done against God’s will and against God’s words.
Wisdom is to bow before Christ voluntarily now and commit your life to your Lord and Savior, rather than to bow before Christ involuntarily later and then be sentenced by the Judge of the Universe and separated from your Maker forever.
The day of Resurrection is a day for celebration, but also for a day of recommitment to sharing the message of Salvation and the truths of the Resurrection!