Resurrected King

 

Happy Easter, He is Risen! With the dawn, the grave is gone! Even a day after Easter, this is something our hearts so need to hear, ponder and take into the days going forward after Easter. Oh how the Lord wishes to be close to us, so much so that He sent His Son to walk among us, understanding our joys, trials, hopes, struggles and weaknesses. Jesus, who also loved us so much that He gave His life on the cross to take our place. But the story ends in Victory with Easter, the resurrection and the triumph over death! We can trust in HIM and rejoice in His salvation! HE IS RISEN INDEED. 

 

Yesterday we visited a church with our family, the message and worship were so moving & convicting in celebration of Resurrection Sunday! We talked about, IF Jesus rose from the dead, then what?... so what?... I would say that it changes everything and has the power to transform our lives, not just on Easter but everyday. After His resurrection, Jesus came to two disciples on the road to Emmaus yet they did not recognize Him. We are, at times,  slow of heart to believe, but Jesus is near, closer than we think, yet often we do not recognize Him. He so longs for us to believe, to follow Him and to live differently. After Jesus explained the scriptures to them, and reclined at the table breaking bread, The disciples finally realized who He was. “They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” -Luke‬ ‭24:32‬ ‭‬‬This burning sense is the Holy Spirit, fanning a fire into flame within our hearts, that we too can experience from the resurrected Jesus that is resurrecting us.

 In reflecting on the resurrection and it’s implications, we can see that:

 If Jesus Rose:

•It validates all that He has said

•Jesus is unique and above all ohers

•Following Him is worth your life

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Jesus had the power to rise from the dead, defeating darkness and death, rising in Victory as our resurrected King. By His Spirit we rise, the same Spirit lives within us and has the power to resurrect our own hearts and lives here and now and for those who believe, resurrection to life everlasting, eternity in Heaven with our  King.  “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you”-‭Romans‬ ‭8:11‬. He brings us from death to life, from wrong to right. He is alive in us. In His name we come alive and have the honor and joy to declare His Victory! Praise HIM for these beautiful truths that change everything for us on Easter and everything moving forward. 

  

“Resurrecting” - Song by Elevation Worship

“The head that once was crowned with thorns

Is crowned with glory now

The Savior knelt to wash our feet

Now at his feet we bow


The one who wore our sin and shame

Now robed in majesty

The radiance of perfect love

Now shines for all to see


The fear that held us now gives way

To him who is our peace

His final breath upon the cross

Is now alive in me


By Your spirit I will rise

From the ashes of defeat

The resurrected king

Is resurrecting me

In Your name I come alive

To declare your victory

The resurrected king

Is resurrecting me


The tomb where soldiers watched in vain

Was borrowed for three days

His body there would not remain

Our God has robbed the grave


Your name

Is victory

All praise

Will rise

To Christ our king”

 

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