This Sunday, let’s all gather to remember that Jesus rose from the dead.
The Resurrection of Jesus was literal, physical, and bodily just as He said. This was not a spiritual resurrection of faith but a real resurrection of fact.
The miracle of the resurrection meant that Jesus died a real death but the body did not see decay. On the first day of the week when the women returned to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus, the women discovered that the body of Jesus needed no anointing for He had risen without corruption.
Because Jesus rose – death, the devil, and sin are defeated. The resurrection is the victory that gives believers the same victory in Christ.
The resurrection wrought transformation in the lives of the early believers who saw Jesus alive. We too have the same blessing, though having not seen with our eyes, we know, believe, and love Him.
Wiersbe related, “R. W. Dale was preparing an Easter sermon when the truth of Christ’s physical resurrection burst in upon him with compelling power. ‘Christ is alive!’ he said aloud; ‘He is alive – alive!’ He began to walk about the room saying to himself, ‘Christ is living! Christ is living!’ Not only that following Easter Sunday, but for months afterward he exulted in the theme of the resurrected Christ. He even began the practice of having a resurrection hymn sung each Sunday morning just to remind the people that they were worshiping a living Christ.”