“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said…” Matthew 28:6, NKJV.
“And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty…For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive” 1 Cor. 15:14 & 21-22, NKJV.
If you went to Jesus’ tomb in Golgotha, you will find he’s not there. If you looked for his bones, you wouldn’t be able to find them either. The reason is what God’s word states is true. It’s because he’s not there. Jesus got up.
The Gospel hinges not only on the death and burial of Jesus Christ. It stands on the truth that He got up too. Without him rising from the dead, the doctrine of Jesus is nullified, hopeless and without power. Yet, he literally rose from the grave by the power of an almighty God and is alive, even right now as you read this devotional.
Even as you stand in whatever situation you are in, your faith can stand in a powerful Savior. Having Jesus means there is always a rising for you. It may look dark as the grave, but your light will always come. If he can conquer the devil, death and the grave, he can surely handle what you’re going through. Through him, you will trample over the enemy. If he freed us then, he can surely free us now. He’s not dead, and you never are either because he lives, and he lives in you. He saved you then, he will save you now.
You will live and not die to declare the works of the Lord! You will rise! You will be restored! God gave life again to one son, He will give life again to you His son also. He got up then, means you can get up now.
Prayer: I thank You this morning Father for the great salvation through Your Son. Jesus you rose from the dead! You got up! That means the Father will always cause me to get up too. I have joy! I have abundant life and eternal life in Christ Jesus. I pray that many lives receive the revelation of Jesus and make him their Lord and Savior today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: John 10:10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-21, Romans 6:23 & 10:9-10, Psalm 118:17