resurrection is proof that the full price for us has been paid -1Corinthians
6:20. We are now fully justified -Romans
The most important thing you can do for yourself is to
believe the resurrection is true. Why? Because this is your hope -Ephesians
2:12,13; Acts 24:15; Acts
26:6,8; 1Peter 1:3; Romans
at this: For the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves
shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done.(original
is, 'do, bring forth, be the authors of'; means the doing of good).good.(original
is, 'a good constitution'; or attitude),
unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil,
unto the resurrection of damnation."
6:44 "No man can come to me, except the
which has sent me-draw
him, and I will raise him up at the
last day." Acts
26:8,23 "Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that
God should raise the dead?...That Christ should suffer and that he should
be the first that should rise from the dead and should show light
unto the people and to the Gentiles."
Greenleaf Professor of Law at Harvard.(now
deceased).and chiefly responsible
for the rise of Harvard Law School to its fine reputation today, examined
the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ and said, that it was
one of the most well attested facts
of ancient history. Greenleaf suggested that any cross examination of the
eye witness testimonies recorded in scripture would result in "an undoubting
conviction of their integrity, ability and truth."
Greenleaf wrote a defense for the resurrection entitled An
Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelists by the Rules of Evidence
Administered in the Court of Justice. "If it were
morally possible for them.(those
with Jesus back then).to
have been deceived in this matter, every human motive operated to lead
them to discover and
avow their error...If
then their testimony was not true, there was no possible motive for this
fabrication." ... The Testimony of the Evangelists,
Dr. Simon Greenleaf, (1984), Baker Books, Grand Rapids, Michigan.(original,
Cockcraft, New York, (1874), pages 29,30).
The resurrection is the key point of Christian faith into
eternal life -1Thessalonians
1John 5:11,13,20. It is
attested to great fact of history,
as you'll soon see. Today it is commemorated
at the time known as Easter.
In the resurrection
a brand new body will be yours. No longer any imperfections, disabilities,
illnesses or negatives in it of any kind. In
Him, we are guaranteed an endless
life. What will you be doing there? You won't be there unless and until
you have learned the lessons of why it is that
you are here.
Will you have ability to make the
face and body exactly as you want? You have
that now! As the inside changes, the outside reflects. It's the kindness,
the class, the high standards of love, that cause one to radiate in beauty.
Few are extremely attractive in the face, and often, the less the more
you get to know them; however, some possess a special attractiveness that
affects their looks, even if they are quite plain, and herein lies attractiveness
of the spirit residing with such a person.
And it will continue to change as
you grow in wisdom and knowledge both now and through eternity.
nothing good away that's good. God wants you to be happy with yourself
at all times.(your
life with all its present trials and sufferings on
Earth today is for very specific reasons). You will be
then equal with God in power and will continue to grow.(2Peter
3:18).into full ability
to use that power we even now have received -John
1:16. You are today equal with God in Spirit.(Philippians
2:5,6), thanks to the righteousness
of Jesus Christ
imparted to you
as a gift -Romans 5:17.
Even today others really know you
by your spirit, as well as by your physical appearance. The energy field
surrounding our individual bodies has a certain recognizable quality to
it, a quality we 'just know'. Then, we can see this clearly.
If you know Christ
is in you, you have eternal
It was not death, but the resurrection
that declared Jesus to be the Son of God -Romans
1:4 "And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the
of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.
in the resurrection that gives power.(power
to do something).to one, because
it is the determinant allowing
God's Holy Spirit to dwell in you.(Philippians
causes grace to be upon you.
Consider this scenario...this
guy that you've traveled with for three years, tells you that He is going
to be put to death, but that he would rise again on the third day and then
ascend to heaven, in full view of others. Then, just as He said, He is
arrested and sentenced to die on the cross. Three days after His death,
He doesn't rise from the dead, but instead stays dead forever. Would you
then go out to the nations preaching His gospel,
after the authorities threatened, sometimes unto death if you didn't
stop? Yet that's exactly what they did. They continued to spread
the gospel, even unto death.
One of these
who heard Jesus say these things before His death was exiled to the Isle
of Patmos, where God gave him the information that became the
book of Revelation.
were convinced of the resurrection -Acts
10:41 "Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen
before of God, even to us, who
did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead." Acts
23:11 "And the night following the Lord stood by him and said, Be of
good cheer, Paul. For as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must
thou bear witness also at Rome." James
2:18 "Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works; shew me
thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works."