THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST from the dead is proof that He has conquered death and has thrown open the door of everlasting life.
Because of Christ’s death on the cross, we can know the joy of God’s forgiveness of our sins. And through His resurrection we can have the assurance of everlasting life. The living Savior promises: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).
After the dark hours on the cross when Christ was judged by God for our sins, His body was placed in a new tomb. His enemies set up a guard and sealed the tomb with a Roman seal so that His body would not be stolen.
The third day after, on resurrection morning, an angel declared the triumphant news to His followers: “I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He has risen, as He said” (Matthew 28:5-6).
Jesus Christ arose from the dead!
The Savior “who knew no sin,” willingly took the punishment for our sins “that we might be made the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world had fulfilled the work of God for our redemption (John 1:29) and His sacrifice was accepted by His Heavenly Father.
Because of Christ’s resurrection you can receive God’s salvation: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9).
You can be assured that Jesus Christ is living for you. The living Savior is able also to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him (Hebrews 7:25). And because Jesus Christ lives in Heaven today, those who trust Him for salvation will one day be with Him, as He promised, “I go to prepare a place for you….that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14: 2-3).
-Clyde H. Dennis