And The Grave Had No Claim On Him!
What Resurrection Sunday represents is of monumental importance to all those that seek the answers to life. Oddly, the remembrance of such an important day is not called by the name that it represents. The true meaning of the day is that it is a celebration and remembrance of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. He died a sacrificial death and conquered both sin and death.
The resurrection proved that Jesus was Who He said He was. He said He and the Father were one. He said that if you see Him you’ve seen the Father. He said that He came from the Father and was returning to the Father. He said before Abraham was “I Am.” His resurrection validated everything He said about Himself and all that He taught during His earthly ministry.
His Resurrection was also the proof that the Father had accepted His death on the cross as full payment for the sins of all those that will come in repentance and faith. To those that have come by way of faith; this is a shouting day! As the song says; “We were lost and undone without God or His Son.” We had no hope in ourselves of escaping the sin nature we were born into. Jesus came into this world to pay that sin debt owed the Father and to rescue us. The following verse says it well:
“Who gave Himself for our sins (on the cross), that He might deliver us from this present evil world” (Galatians 1:4).
His resurrection was our assurance that our account is settled with God, and, as Jesus said as He hung on the cross; “It is Finished.” We were transferred from the kingdom of darkness to God’s Kingdom of “the Son He loves.” The following verses tell us what happened to us spiritually with the Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection:
“Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the Glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:3-5).
The other important result of His resurrection was that it was the proof that all those that are His will be resurrected as well. These are pretty incredible results of the Lord rising from the dead. I can’t imagine anyone that knows the importance of this day not honoring it. The Word says:
And God (the Father) has both raised up the Lord and will raise up us by His Own Power” (1Corinthians 6:14).
We honor His birth on Christmas, and we honor His sacrificial death on Good Friday, but somehow His resurrection is not solely given over to honor and celebrate His victory over sin and death by His resurrection. It’s called Easter with bunnies and eggs taking first place in the minds of many.
A day that represents our freedom from sin and our future resurrection to be with the Lord for eternity, is a day unto itself in importance and thanksgiving to the One that made it possible. Resurrection Day to a Christian is a day to shout the praises of our God. This is just a thought, but maybe we should move the bunny and the eggs to another weekend and give the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus the honor it deserves.
He came from His home in glory through the virgin birth as the God/Man; we saw all that He said and did through the Bible accounts of His earthly ministry, and He conquered sin and death through His sacrificial death on the cross and resurrection. Our sure hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ as He tells us in the following verse:
“I am the Ressurection and the Life: he who believes in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (the coming resurrection of believers)” (John 11:25).
God Loves You!
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