The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

"God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact" (Acts 2:32). Christianity stands on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The founders and leaders of other religions are dead. Their bodies have perished and gone. However Jesus Christ died for the sins of mankind, was buried and rose up on the third day. This is a historical fact. This was recorded by those who directly witnessed His death, burial and resurrection.

The Holy Bible was not a record of events said to have happened long ago based on hearsay events. On the other hand, the New Testament was written by direct eyewitnesses of His resurrection and by hearing firsthand from Him. The early apostles were witnesses of His resurrection in a special way. They declared, "Jesus Christ rose from the dead. We saw that and we are witnesses" (Acts 2:24, 32; 3:15; 4:20; Luke 1:1-4; I Cor. 15:1-8). "With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 4:33) (NIV). The main duty of the apostles was to testify to the resurrection of Jesus (Acts 1:8,22). Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. Whereas the graves of founders and leaders of other religions are here and whereas they are bound by death, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead (Acts 3:15; 4:10). It was only with the proclamation of the risen Christ, that Christianity made its beginning. All those who believed the resurrection were saved and delivered from their sins. They received the Holy Spirit. Though religious councils and governments restricted them from giving testimony to this effect, the apostles said, "We can not but speak about what we have seen and heard" (Acts 4:20)(NIV). In these days, some might lie, "Jesus Christ did not die on the cross but after regaining consciousness, traveled to Kashmir, died there, and there remains His grave".

"He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification" (Rom. 4:25)(NIV). If my Lord Jesus Christ were not dead, my sins would not have been forgiven. If Lord Jesus Christ were not risen from the dead, I would not have had victory over sin. I am a testimony to the fact that He died, was buried and rose again from the dead. And every Christian is a testimony too.

The power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is a very great power in the world, like the power of prayer. In Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, the people once fallen are fallen for ever. But in Christianity, the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ makes them stand again and the same power upholds those in Christ from falling. Jesus Christ rose from the dead. The God who raised Him from the dead, fills you and me with the power of His resurrection. We shall be victorious over sin, world, flesh, devil and death (I Pet. 1:3,21). We are witnesses to this (Acts 5:30-32).

With His power of resurrection, He will raise to life of glory those who believed in Him and passed away (dead and buried). They will raise to life and will rule this world for thousand years along with the living saints who will be transfigured (Rev. 20:4-6; 5:10; II Tim. 2:11; Rm. 8:17). Let us receive the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Let us lead a victorious life (Rm.6:4,5). It was only by seeing the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ that an enemy to Christianity named Saul believed in Jesus Christ and turned a Christian (Acts 9:1-22). He was apostle Paul. We are worshipping not a dead spirit but a living God.

Therefore Christianity is a true divine path of life and power. Jesus Christ rose from the dead. He will subdue His enemies. It is possible for the resurrected Lord to change even enemies of Christianity into His followers. Behold, Jesus Christ lives! Amen.

"Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore.... Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" Amen (Mat. 28:18-20)


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