Easter Sunday, 2010

April 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

easter-empty-tombYesterday, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus– the pivotal event in all of history.

I decided that we would look at John 20 and its account of the story. I was looking forward to going through the passage and proclaiming the finished work of Jesus Christ through his death and resurrection.

I got up early and enjoyed a beautiful beginning to the day. Then I got on my computer for a moment before I headed out the door. I saw an e-mail from a friend of mine entitled “Easter Prophecy” and figured I had time to check it out before I went to church.

Below you will find the e-mail from my friend… I realized that he had given me the ending of my message. It is written as though God is speaking– and it is gathered from different portions of God Word– the Bible. I love what it says because the message of Easter is for the whole world… but it also for you and me. The resurrection of Jesus doesn’t just change our lives– it gives us His life.

I need to be reminded of that a lot. Jesus didn’t just die to take away my sins,  he wanted to give me life– His life. And I’m glad my friend loved me enough to tell me that again.

As you read these words, may the grace and truth of Jesus flow over your soul.

It is good that you celebrate the resurrection of My beloved Son, but at the same time you need to celebrate your resurrection as well. For the same Spirit that raised Christ Jesus from the dead has quickened your mortal bodies. (Romans 8:11)

You who were dead in your trespasses and sin I have made alive together with Christ and raised you up together with Him, and made you to sit together with Him in heavenly places, far above all principality, power, might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. (From Ephesians 1 & 2) This is a position of authority.

Never forget that I have made you kings and priests unto your God. (Revelation 1:6)

Don’t view yourself as a helpless victim of brutal circumstances.

Don’t view yourself as a helpless pawn in the hands of a corrupt government.

View yourself as more than a conqueror through Christ who loves you! (Romans 8:37)

You are born of God.

And whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that overcomes the world –– your faith.

Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. (I John 5:1 & 4-5)

For greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world! (I John 4:4)

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