What Does the Resurrection of Jesus Mean for Our Lives Today?
Have you ever wondered what the resurrection of Jesus actually means for your life now?
Yesterday was the greatest day of the year. Easter is the day that we celebrate the greatest event in all of history. The event that Jesus defeated the grave. He is alive! It's a day where we shout from the rooftops, "He is risen indeed!" His resurrection secured our salvation and our place with the Father througout eternity, but have you ever wondered what that actually means for your life now?
Here are three things the resurrection of Jesus means for you today:
ONE: It means resurrection power for your life.
Christian, the resurrection of Jesus means great resurrection power in your life today. Romans 8:11 says, "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you" (emphasis mine). If that is true about you, and the Holy Spirit dwell in you because of your faith in Jesus, then you have a mighty resurrection dwelling in you. You have the ability, with the help of the Spirit in you, to fight and go to war on sin in your life (Heb. 4:7; 2 Cor. 5:17; 2 Pt 1:2; 1 Cor. 10:13).
TWO: It means resurrection promises for your life.
Christian, the resurrection of Jesus also means great resurrection promises for your life. Your life is no longer your own. Your now belong to Father. You have been purchased by the blood of Jesus. This means that your eternity is secure. That should give you a migthy confidence for this life and how you live today (2 Tim. 1:7; Phil. 1:6; Eph. 2:8-10). This confidence should be anchored in the accomplished work of Christ for you (Heb. 11:1). Resurrection promises for your future means that your faith and confidence in Christ is secure today. It means that God's grace has you. It means that you can live freely for Him today and that nothing will seperate you from God's love (read all of Romans 8).
THREE: It means resurrection hope for your life.
Christ, the resurrection of Jesus also means great resurrection hope for your life today. This means that our hope is not of this world (1 Thess. 4:13-18). Our hope is fully in what Christ as done for us by defeating death on our behalf. What is more, the resurrection gives us a great hope in very dark times. Again, I would encourage you read and sit in Romans 8:18 often, as Paul reminds "that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us."
Christian, no matter what you are going through right now--mountains or valleys--the resurrection of Jesus is our anchoring power for this life, the promises we cling to in this life, and the hope we live with during this life. It is not just something we celebrate 1-day a year. It is daily fuel for our life in Christ. The resurrection of Jesus changes everything. Every single day!
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