“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by the same Spirit living within you.”
Our King is alive. The grave could not hold Him. Death couldn’t keep Him down. He broke the shackles of sin on humanity. He shattered addictions. He was victorious over death. He defeated the enemy. He marked the way to the Father as ‘open’! He freed us from sin and gave us a new life in HIM. Even more incredibly, He gave us His Spirit, to live in us, guide us and transform us and give us LIFE. Yes, the book of Romans boldly states, that ‘the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, the same Spirit, lives in us also’. That means, we have resurrection power running through our veins. We are radically and supernaturally transformed when we accept Jesus into our lives.
Jesus lives in YOU. The Spirit of God, has made His home in YOUR heart. That is why Jesus rose again. That is why He laid down His life for you. When we accept Jesus and ask Him to be our God and live in us, when we repent and accept His forgiveness for our sins, He comes into our lives, so we no longer can stay the same. We are being transformed each day but His Spirit, and radical love. That is who you are. That is your purpose. That is why we are alive. To accept Him and be transformed by Him, to live for Him and experience all of His blessings for your life.
15th – 16th April
Weekend & Easter Special
“You killed the author of life, but God raised Him from the dead. And we are witnesses of this fact!”
Yesterday we talked about the greatest act of love we have received from our Heavenly King, Jesus Christ. John in his letters on the topic of Jesus’ love said this, ‘We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us.” Yet, there is more wonderful news. Jesus didn’t stay dead. He rose again after the third day in victorious triumph. He is ALIVE.
See if Jesus didn’t come back to life, then all He accomplished at the cross would be meaningless. Jesus finished His ‘work’ on the cross but completed His ‘mission’ on the third day. It is in Jesus’ resurrection, that sin was finally and fully dealt with, death was finally dealt with and all sickness and disease once and for all, conquered and overcome. Jesus’ resurrection means we don’t serve a dead god but a God who is alive!
Jesus’ resurrection means that we can have a free, close, and no-strings attached relationship with the Creator of this world. It means that we are free from the chains of sins, addictions and depression. HE is alive. HE overcame all things, so that we might walk in the fruit of His victory. It was in the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection that the disciples gained strength and were filled with God’s grace to boldly preach about Him. Acts 4:33 tells us that, ‘with great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all.’ We too are powerfully filled with God’s grace through Jesus to tell the world, our God is not dead, but ALIVE!