He Is Not Here

He is not here

Scripture:  Matt.28:6; Rom. 10:9, 10, 13

Yesterday we celebrated the most wonderful holiday for Christians.  When Jesus’ disciples knew his body had been placed in a tomb and sealed, they didn’t comprehend all that Jesus had spoken to them days before. He told them He would suffer and die abut also that He would rise again.

That Easter morning when  the women went to the tomb, they heard the most glorious words that ever were spoken.  “He is not here, for He has risen as He said”  Matt. 28:6.

Can we comprehend those words that were spoken?  Just what does it all mean for us?

  1.  Jesus is God. He had power to lay his life down and power to take it up again.
  2.  When He died He took the punishment that each one of us deserve for our sins.
  3. There is nothing we can do to earn our salvation.  Jesus did it all.  He paid the price for it all.
  4. Death has no hold over us.  As Jesus lives; we too, shall live and we shall see our loved ones who have gone on before us.
  5. The power of sin has been broken.  We don’t have to succumb to any sin.
  6. Jesus lives in heaven where He makes intercession for us; but he also lives within us.
  7. He is preparing a home for us in heaven.

Salvation is a gift to be received.  If you believe in your heart that Jesus is God, that He bore your sins on the cross, was buried and rose again, and you ask Him to forgive you of your sins and come into your life as your Savior, you will be saved and you will have the promise of eternity in heaven with Him.

“That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.  For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Rom. 10:9, 10, 13

And the promises go on.  He will never leave us, or forsake us.  He is our strength, our help, our comfort, our refuge.  He will lead and direct our path of life.  No matter how long or how short our life, He will welcome us one day to that mansion He is preparing for us in heaven.

He has given us eternal life, but He has also given us abundant life for the here and now. So, let’s live in the power of the resurrected Christ.

We serve a risen Savior.  He’s not on the cross.  He’s not in the tomb  He is not here; He is risen as He said!

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