TODAY, I am THRILLED to write about the RESURRECTION!
I can't imagine how confused and hurt I would have been long ago, during that DARK time between the Death of Christ and His Resurrection.
But JOY DID COME in the morning. Jesus Christ, AS HE SAID HE WOULD, was RISEN from the DEAD.... Not just his Spirit.... His ENTIRE PHYSICAL body! He AROSE!
God RAISED HIM. He CONQUERED DEATH AND SIN.... and REDEEMED US.
The RESURRECTION, the BODILY resurrection is
The FACT that Jesus was the Christ, the HOLY ONE, EQUAL to GOD..."I and my Father are ONE"....
That HE WAS SINLESS, and therefore the FINAL AND COMPLETE sacrifice for sin.... is the Gospel in a nutshell.
We SINNED, GOD REDEEMED. WE GET WHAT WE DO NOT DESERVE, because of CHRIST!
The Disciples.... What happened to them? They were scared and scattered. Oh, they did come together again. Jesus Christ appeared to them, ate with them and visited with them for a time.
He commissioned them. And EACH ONE OF THEM... WENT TO THEIR DEATH PROCLAIMING JESUS CHRIST AS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
IF IT WERE NOT TRUE, why would those scared men, not have just gone back to normal life? Why did they go from RUNNING, to willing to DIE for the CAUSE of CHRIST?
Jesus Christ can NOT be a "good teacher" or a "good prophet" if what he said was not true!
He was either GOD, the SAVIOR, or a LIAR....
You cannot say somebody who is not honest is a "good teacher".
I believe He was the Savior, the Messiah, and I KNOW this to be true, because He has changed my life inside and out!
The disciples OBVIOUSLY knew it was true, as they went to their deaths declaring it so.
The Apostle Paul, who wrote a good amount of the New Testament KNEW it was true, when he was confronted by Christ. "Saul, why are you persecuting me?"
Saul was KILLING CHRISTIANS! After his encounter with Jesus Christ, He became a follower of Jesus and also became a Martyr, eventually.
Jesus IS REAL. He is RISEN.. AND He is coming again!