(Sequel to WHEN DEATH BORE LOVE)
Halleluia! He is risen. The tomb is empty, our hearts filled, our Saviour Jesus is risen from the dead. He defeated death by dying. He had spoken of these before time and fulfilled even as predicted. Now we celebrate resurrection, wherein lies our hope.
For if Christ was not risen from death, our hope is vain. We have hope not just here, but beyond.
1 Cor 15:19-20 (NLT)
And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.
Every of God’s provision for us in Christ is vested on His resurrection. We have the earnest of His Spirit only because He died and arose. His death and resurrection made it possible for our earthly frames to receive the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
His death and resurrection made Christ different from every other prophet before Him. His death effected the new covenant, New Testament.
Heb 9:15-16 (NLT)
That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant. Now when someone leaves a will, it is necessary to prove that the person who made it is dead.
We can now fully operate as new creatures, no longer slaves or children, but sons Galatians 4:1-7.
We walk in newness.
Rom 6:4 (NLT)
For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
We have hope of resurrection too.
Rom 6:5 (NLT)
Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was.
The tomb couldn’t hold Him down, the tombstone couldn’t keep Him in, and the soldiers couldn’t keep Him bound.
1 Cor 15:54-55 (NLT)
Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:
“Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
Halleluia! Christ is risen.