Saturday, March 30, 2013

Jesus Lives!

When Mary and her friends came to give Jesus a proper kings burial, they were shocked to find that He was not there John 20:11-13.   

An empty tomb means that yes Jesus did die. But He overcame death! (Rev. 1:18)   And all who accepts Christ will also overcome death. An empty tomb means victory!! Jesus dying appeared to be the end, but it was only the beginning.  On this third day Jesus rose from the dead to live forever, and reign as our external king! 

King Jesus Lives Forever!

"I am He that liveth, and was dead. And behold I am alive forever more.  And have the keys to hell and of death.  



Die Now and Live forever!

He took our place!

Jesus died for us. Do you know what the means? It means that He took the rap, the blame, the fall, whatever it is that you call it. It should have been us on that cross, but He gave himself as a sacrifice for us, 1 Tim 2:6.

 See Jesus was a man that knew no sin.  Meaning, He was not guilty of the penalty that He had to pay. Death was our  sin debt, not His. We deserved to die, because we ALL have sinned and have fallen short of what God requires,  Rom 3:23.  See God knew that it would take more than checking off a list of do's and dont's to inherit His kingdom. If we were going to be heirs and joint heirs of what He had to share with us some one had to die, and Jesus was that somebody.

Jesus willingly gave Himself to die,  His life was not taken  Hebrews 10:5  says therefore when He came into the world, He said: "Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me." [NKJV]

 Jesus dying on the cross in a natural body did not signify the end, but the beginning, for us!   Because Jesus died, we can die to our sins and be reborn in the spirit.  Death is no longer a sentence we have to face because Jesus already paid that debt! It is finished, (John 19:30). Jesus died, so Live!

Live for Christ  now, accept Him Now, and live forever. (1 Pet 2:24)