As Resurrection Day (Easter) is approaching and we reflect upon the resurrection of our Lord, are we continuing to testify of His resurrection as well? How often do you share that Jesus is your Risen Savior?
We understand the importance of His resurrection. For if He only died and was buried, there would be no victory over sin and death. Through the resurrection of Jesus, He met all the requirements of God to redeem lost humanity back to God and to remove the penalty and power of sin for all who believe. Now that He has defeated Satan, death, and sin, He is sitting at the right hand of God (place of authority) interceding on our behalf as we daily learn to defeat sin in our lives. The resurrection is proof of His completed work and His eternal love for each one of us. Romans 8:34-39 states:
“Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:“ For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
As we partake of this love, we cannot help but lavish it on others. You see this in Acts, Chapter 4. Furthermore, Acts 4:33 should especially motivate us as it did the Apostles. Here is what Acts 4:33 states:
“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.”
Notice how it says, “great power” and “grace was so powerfully at work.” This “great power” and “powerful grace” is available to us today that we too may testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. God’s Holy Spirit that indwells each believer provides this divine power. Yet are we allowing the Holy Spirit to exert this power through us that others may know our Risen Lord? Have you concluded that each one must hear and must have the opportunity to receive our Risen Lord?
It is going to take great power to pierce the sinful darkness and blindness of hearts today. It is going to take grace powerfully working in us to deal with the devastation and hopelessness that others are facing when proclaiming our Risen Lord that they need so desperately. You, yes you, can see this great power and grace operating through you each time you yield to the Holy Spirit’s use. Through using you, a person can go from death to eternal life (see Romans 1:16). Click here if you have never received Jesus as your Savior or if you want to know how to share Him with others.
This month over all the other ways you may celebrate Resurrection Day (Easter), will you purpose to pray and to take a step of faith by continuing to testify of His resurrection? Someone needs to know our Risen Lord and His love for them. If you will do this, I promise it will be more satisfying than any candy in a basket (smile).