Archive | April 2015

Happy Easter: He Is Risen!

Jesus lives!

Jesus lives!

Jesus’s death on the cross was the most significant death the world has ever known, and will ever know. It was significant for several reasons, including the fact that Jesus was the Son of God; He died quietly and humbly while enduring excruciating pain nailed to the cross; death didn’t have the power to take His life but He released Himself to die; the power and life of God in Him was so strong that death couldn’t keep all that He was in the ground.

He was, and is, our salvation … the Savior or the world … King of kings and Lord of lords!

When Jesus died on the Cross, the Bible says the veil of the temple was split from top to bottom, as Jesus had prophesied it would be. This signified the breaking down of those things that prevented direct access to God, meaning that all sinners can now go directly to God in prayer and thanksgiving. This is the gift of the gospel of Christ that allows sinners to connect to God through pardon and forgiveness of sins.

The Holy Spirit calls us to draw near to God, our spiritual Father, by accepting salvation through Christ and forgiveness of sins and allowing us to talk with God and He with us, enabling us to know Him in a more intimate way and to lead us into a more fruitful and abundant life here and now.

Through Jesus, our everlasting mediator of a new and better covenant, all things are possible to us, and we are free from the bondage of sin and death … depression and oppression … rejection and low self-esteem … abuse and misuse … and all forms of “dis  ease” and disease. All of this, and more, are a part of our spiritual inheritance in Christ and are made possible through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.

Now, we can boldly enter into the presence of God, leaving our burdens, sins, worries and cares, and find healing for our souls, peace that passes understanding, acceptance because of who we are, and Whose we are.

When we accept Christ, we become believers who are more than conquerors through Christ – who loved us so much, and the same power of God that was in Christ that could not be held down by grave clothes and a tomb, is the same resurrection Spirit of God that is within us all.

We have the same power of God resident in us to do great things – here and now – in our lives and the world!  Thank God. And Happy Resurrection Day!

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