- The King Received His Glory – according to the apostle Paul, if Jesus is raised from the dead, the issue is settled. He is the Son of God. Paul writes in Romans 1:3-4 “Concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead…“
- In Christ, Believers are Freed from Sin – This is the great reversal. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:17-22 that in the resurrection Jesus un-did what had already been done. Adam, the first man, brought sin and death into the world but Jesus overcame death in the power of the resurrection and freed believers from the penalty of sin, giving us a new life that will last forever.
- Victory Over Satanic Rulers and Authorities – The resurrection brings about victory on a spiritual battle field that we often do not have eyes to see. When Jesus overcame death he squashed the Enemy and his plan to “kill, steal, and destroy” as stated in John 10:10. Colossians 2:15 says, “He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them.“
One day Jesus was summoned by dear friends, Mary and Martha, because their brother Lazarus got sick and needed a miracle. By the time Jesus arrived, Lazarus had already succumbed to death. Martha, exclaimed upon Jesus arrival that he was just too late. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Martha’s answer was, “Yes Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”
What is your answer?