God is the creator, giver and sustainer of life; the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead affirms this truth.
According to Jesus, His resurrection was the “sign from heaven” that authenticated His ministry (Matthew 16:1–4) and the proof that He had authority over even the temple in Jerusalem (John 2:18–22). The resurrection of Jesus Christ, attested to by hundreds of eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians 15:3–8), provides irrefutable proof that He is the Saviour of the world.
Today, with joy and thanksgiving we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death! His victory witnesses and confirms these truths:
- The immense power of God Himself
- That Jesus is truly the Son of God and Messiah
- That He was sinless and He is fully God
- It also validates the Old Testament prophecies that foretold of Jesus’ suffering and resurrection.
Jesus is “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20). In other words, Jesus led the way in life after death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is important as a testimony to the resurrection of human beings, which is a basic tenet of the Christian faith.
The Word of God guarantees the believer’s resurrection at the coming of Jesus Christ for His church at the rapture. Such assurance results in a great song of triumph as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:55, “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
The resurrection is the triumphant and glorious victory for every believer.
Hallelujah! The Lord has risen!
When Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross,
it was not the blood of a martyr;
or the blood of one man for another;
it was the life of God poured out to redeem the world.
- Oswald Chambers
Pastor Robert Chew