Revelation1:18: "I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold,
I am alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death."
kATHY BERNARD - Publisher
THERE is only one single happening
that confirms there is life after death and that is through the resurrection of
Jesus Christ. For us as Christians, this is the stamp of proof that our Savior
was resurrected and stands waiting to take us home to His Father one day. And
so, once again we joyfully celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ
Who became the redemptive power to bear the sins of the entire world. Through
the misery, the insults, the physical abuse He endured for us, He still stands
waiting for mankind to accept Him through faith, promising to open the door to
His Father's Kingdom for us to enter one glorious day.
we know, the greatest message is the news that Jesus Christ had risen from the
dead as He had promised. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the momentous
proof of the Christian faith and it is a truth that lies at the very foundation
of the Gospel. Other doctrines of the Christian faith may be important, but the
resurrection is significant. Without a belief in the resurrection of Jesus there can
be no personal salvation. None. The Bible says, "If you confess with your
mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the
dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9).
"Paid in Full" is stamped for all who
accept His gift of redemption. We must take into account that this world is not
eternal. The world can only satisfy for a short time, but many of us do not
realize that this earthly pursuit of sinful actions can only leave us hungry.
This pursuit that we try to embrace will leave us wanting and it is only
when we stop and pray, and let the Holy Spirit remind us that all we need is
Jesus because only He can give us the peace we seek. Keep in mind that no matter what we
embrace and cling to here on earth, we will not be able take it with us when we die.
Godfulfilled for us what
we could not do for ourselves. He gave us His Son, Jesus. If we do not have faith in Jesus, we cannot
know the joy of salvation that our Savior bought for us through the sacrifice of
His earthly life.
How do we
claim eternal life? Turn to Jesus! What makes us as sinners worthy to enter Eternity? Turn
to Jesus! How do I know He was resurrected?In Revelation1:18Jesus speaks to John: "I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore,
Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." It is comforting to know
that Jesus will someday take us home where we will see God in all His glory,
welcoming us to His kingdom, honoring
His promise of eternal life.
up His life willingly. Found in the Gospel of St. John 19:38, the scripture
reads, "knowingthat everything had now been finished, and
so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said "I am thirsty."
And without His sacrifice of cruel death, we would not be able to enter God's
Him you believe in God, Who raised Him from the dead
and glorified Him, and so your faith and hope are in God."
- 1 Peter 1:21
Romans 3:23-26 tells us "all
have sinned and fell short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the
redemption that came by Christ Jesus." God
presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his
blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate His righteousness,
because in His forbearance He had left the sins committed beforehand
unpunished." And again in Romans 6:23: "The
wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our
is there salvation in any other; for there is no
other name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
- Acts 4: 12
He has set a day when He will judge
the world with justice
by the man He has appointed.
He has given proof of this to everyone
by raising Him from the dead.”
Robert Barron speaking on "The
disturbing fact of the resurrection": "The
resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the be-all and the end-all of the
Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, all bishops, priests, and
Christian ministers should go home and get honest jobs, and all the Christian
faithful should leave their churches immediately. As Paul himself put it: “If
Jesus is not raised from the dead, our preaching is in vain and we are the most
pitiable of men.” It’s no good, of course, trying to explain the resurrection
away or rationalize it as a myth, a symbol, or an inner subjective experience.
None of that does justice to the novelty and sheer strangeness of the Biblical
message. It comes down finally to this: if Jesus was not raised from death,
Christianity is a fraud and a joke; if he did rise from death, then Christianity
is the fullness of God’s revelation, and Jesus must be the absolute center of
"And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching in vain,
and your faith
is also vain…And if Christ be not raised, your faith (is) vain ye are yet in
your sins." (1 Cor. 15:14-17)
We, as Christians have celebrated the Resurrection
of Jesus over 2,000 years ago to the present time. We know, through belief,
that our Savior, Jesus Christ had broken the chains of death
many years ago and rose triumphant from the grave. And He has promised that one
day He shall come back to take all believers to His Father. Will
you also stand with them? Paul told us that the great lesson of the
resurrection is that the path of salvation has been opened to everyone. Jesus
did not claim equality with God, rather He emptied himself and took the form of
a slave…accepting even death on a cross.” In a word, Jesus suffered pain,
despair, and alienation. The Lord Himself told us, “When the Son of Man is
lifted up, He will draw all people to Himself,” and Paul asserts in 1
Corinthians, “When everything is subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will
also be subjected to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be
all in all.” The resurrection shows that Christ will gather back to
the Father everyone whom He has embraced through His suffering love.
your faith strong enough to turn away from sin? Will you accept His eternal salvation?Do you act on what you
believe as a Christian? Do you have Faith and will put your trust in
Jesus? When earthly
temptations come to us, remember the cross and the price our Savior paid for you
and for me. Jesus says in Revelation1:18:
"I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore,
Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death."
are celebrating once again the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ Who became
the redemptive power to bear the sins of the entire world. "Paid in Full" is
stamped for all who accepts His gift of redemption. Through the
misery, the insults, and the pain He endured when beaten and nailed to a cross, He
had accomplished the salvation for all mankind. And it is through our faith
in Him that He opens the
door for us to enter eternal life.
“Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none
other name under heaven given among men, whereby
we must be saved.” - Acts 4:12 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition
Piano & instrumental - Tammi Yates - Piano
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
There's just something about that Name.
Master, Savior, Jesus,
Like the fragrance after the rain.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
Let all heaven and earth proclaim,
Kings and kingdoms will all pass away,
But there's something about that Name.
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