The Resurrected Christ

Resurrection of Jesus from the dead was, and still is, a mystery to the world. However there are many solid proofs to the resurrection story. And it is an integral part of Christian faith. Many people still question the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

Before His death, Jesus had told His disciples about His resurrection on different occasions. Though they could not completely grasp it then, however, when they saw the resurrected Christ face-to-face over a period of 40 days, their faith and confidence in Him became strong and solid.

Biblical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus

There is plenty of biblical evidence for the resurrection. Matthew recorded the account describing that Mary Magdalene and some others witnessed the tomb to be empty where Jesus’ dead body once laid. An angel appeared to them saying that Jesus was not there; rather “he has risen, as he said” (Matt. 28:6).

Luke also wrote of this account and mentions later that Jesus walked with two men on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13:36). He also appeared to hundreds more and the disciples collectively. The letters of the New Testament depend on this truth. In fact, the final book of the Bible, John’s Revelations, says that Jesus will soon return. If He were still dead, all of these accounts would be wasted. The resurrection of Jesus proves much.

Unlike the other few resurrections in the Bible, like Lazarus, resurrection of Jesus was unique. The other ones could be defined as a reconstitution of the body. That is to say that the body was made alive again – yet it was still the same body that would die again. Jesus, on the other hand, was raised with an incorruptible body. It was one that would never die or suffer again.

Eternal Benefits

As one who follows this resurrected Christ and acknowledges Him as Lord and Savior, you are entitled to enormous eternal benefits. A list of these benefits of resurrection of Jesus is as follows:-

# You have been brought near to God (Ephesians 2:13)
# You are adopted as God’s son (Ephesians 1:5)
# You are part of a spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5)
# You have a living hope (1 Peter 1:3)
# You are free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2)
# You have no condemnation (Romans 8:1)
# You bear fruit for God (Romans 7:4)
# You have received reconciliation (Romans 5:11)
# You have peace with God (Romans 5:1)
# You are justified freely by his grace (Romans 3:24)
# You have God’s gift of righteousness (Romans 5:17)
# You have grace and peace in abundance (1 Peter 1:2)
# You have access to divine healing (Isaiah 53:5)
# You are being equipped with good things for doing God’s will (Hebrews 13:21)
# You have a conscience that is being cleansed from deadly acts (Hebrews 9:14)
# You are a partaker of God’s blessings given to Abraham (Galatians 3:14)
# You are presented as holy in God’s sight without blemish (Colossians 1:22)
# You have access to God’s financial abundance (2 Corinthians 8:9)
# You are an ambassador of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20)
# You are always led in triumphal procession (2 Corinthians 2:14)

As you enjoy these eternal benefits, introduce the resurrected Christ to those around you. Remember the resurrection of Jesus and believe in all things Jesus Christ has promised us.

May the whole community start experiencing Christ!


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