Sunday, 12 April 2009

...And Then He Is Risen!!!

"But tell me this—since we preach that Christ rose from
the dead, why are some of you saying there will be
no resurrection of the dead? For if there is no
resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been
raised either. And if Christ has not been raised,
then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless".

1 Corinthians 15:12-14

But as we know and believe, Jesus Christ died, and on the third day, He rose from death, to live forevermore, as he declares in Revelation 1:18, which reads I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave" Hallelujah!

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ proves that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. It proves the truthfulness of the Word of God, that was spoken by the Prophets of old. It proves his deity as the son of God and proves the completion of the salvation of God.

For us to be justified before God, we MUST receive eternal life. This is the only way. Thus, if Jesus Christ did not rise from the dead, He will not be alive today, to give us eternal life. However, praise be to the powerful Almighty God, He did rise as declared in John 11:25, which reads Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.” ...And because he has risen, we have ETERNAL LIFE!!

If Jesus Christ did not rise from the dead, the gospel of the Holy Spirit will not be alive, and with us today. If there is no Holy Spirit, then there is no church. The gift and presence of the Holy Spirit is dependant on the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which Jesus also acknowledges in John 16:7, which reads “But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you.”

Finally, if Jesus Christ did not rise from the dead, he will not be seated at the right hand of the Father INTERCEDING (pleading) for us, as explained in Romans 8: 31 – 34, which reads "31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us".

The scriptures says it all.

Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Christian life is GUARANTEED
as explained in Romans 6:4, which reads:

"For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism.
And just as Christ was raised from the dead by
the glorious power of the Father,
now we also may live new lives".

There is nothing to add or take away from these. Jesus Christ lived and died to save humanity, to give us back dominion (after the fall of man, in the garden of Eden) and ultimately, to reconcile us back to God. Simply beautiful...

Dear Lord, to say 'thank you' can never be remotely close enough, to express my gratitude for changing my pathway from hell to heaven, through the awesome power of your resurrection.

I pray that you help us all, by your grace to understand and live out the ramifications of your resurrection, all for your glory.

And I leave you with this...

"And the Ever-living One
[I am living in the eternity of the eternities].
I died, but see, I am alive forevermore; and
I possess the keys of death
and Hades (the realm of the dead)".
Revelation 1:18

For that verse alone, we should NEVER be afraid of anything that comes our way. Jesus Christ has the keys, means we have dominion- OVER EVERYTHING. Praise God.

Have a Happy and wonderful Easter celebrating the awesomeness of the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and what it means for all humanity.

Much love
Remi Banjo
***Pictures by photobucket***


Kafo said...

First oooooooooooooooooooooooo

Amen and Amen

i hate your playlist ooo
please change it


Kafo said...

okay i'm done listening to the playlist
i think i listened to Shekinah Glory at least 3 times and then cried a lil bit and then started dancing when fred come on

but yeah


MyOwnThINg said...

Indeed He's alive both in us and sitting at the right hand of the Father Almighty.