THE RESURRECTION – THE PURPOSE AND PROMISE
The resurrection of Christ was foretold hundreds of years before His miracle birth. He is the resurrection. 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. John 11:25. The Son of God was sacrificed on our behalf for the purpose of atoning for our sins. When Jesus taught this to the people of that time, many considered it heresy and as a result, they demanded His death by crucifixion, a common means of punishment for lawbreakers. Instead of offering a defense before the councils, Jesus was silent. Why? It was the Divine plan of God, from the beginning of time that this be done so that we might have forgiveness and life. It was His purpose.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a gift from God and fulfillment of His promise. It is the very foundation of Christianity. Since the disobedience of Adam in the Garden of Eden, all mankind is born with a sin nature. The Lord tells us that there is a price to be paid for sin and that cost is death. 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. 6:23
A life without Christ can only offer eternal death, but the acceptance of Jesus as our risen Savior gives us eternal life. Because eternal death is not what God wants for us, He provided a way of atonement through the crucifixion of His Son, Jesus, and His resurrection. Jesus made a promise that He would rebuild the tabernacle. 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. John 2:19. Matthew said that He rose with all power. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Matt. 28:18.
REMINDER: THE RESURRECTION – THE PURPOSE AND PROMISE!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”