Many endeavor to study world religions and learn of the various religious leaders who have come and gone throughout the centuries. But one religion stands out as distinct from all the others as historically verifiable. And Jesus Christ stands above all other so called spiritual leaders. Jesus Christ proved Himself to be everything He claimed to be through His resurrection. Many religious leaders have made great boasts and claimed to be sent from God. But only Jesus could substantiate His claims and back them up with miraculous acts of power. Only Jesus, healed the sick and raised the dead. And only Jesus conquered death through His bodily resurrection.
When the religious leaders of His day asked Him for proof of Who He was he said, …“Destroy this temple (speaking of His body), and in three days I will raise it up.” John 2:19, NKJV.
The Apostle Paul explained what gave Jesus undeniable credibility… “and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” Romans 1:4, NKJV.
And because Jesus rose from the dead we also have confidence that He will raise us up in the last day – “But the fact is that Christ has been raised from the dead. He has become the first of a great harvest of those who will be raised to life again. So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, Adam, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man, Christ. Everyone dies because all of us are related to Adam, the first man. But all who are related to Christ, the other man, will be given new life.” 1 Corinthians 15:20-22, NLT.
You see, all the world was lost in sin, locked on course towards separation from God and eternal death. But because of Christ’s resurrection we who trust in Christ can have spiritual life here and now, and ultimately, eternal life. This is all because of Christ’s resurrection! His death on the cross dealt with our sin problem. His resurrection guarantees our resurrection unto eternal life. Understand the glorious significance of Resurrection Sunday and give Him praise today!
“… if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11, NKJV.
Happy Resurrection day!