Every human being is on course to the same destination on earth, a cemetery. All of us have an appointment with death (Romans 5:12, Hebrews 9:27). Death is the final enemy of us all. The great news is death has been defeated.
Before raising his friend Lazarus from the dead Jesus said to a grieving Martha, “I am the resurrection…” (John 11:25) Why fear death when you know the resurrection?
- Jesus said of those who put their trust in Him, even when they die they will truly live. (John 11:25)
- Those who trust Him are promised resurrection to life. (John 6:39,40,44,54)
- Every living person who is trusting Jesus will never die. (John 11:26)
This is such good news! I am not making this up, these are Jesus’ own words. What Christ gives to those who trust Him is…Himself. The one who lives in you by the Spirit of God is Jesus the resurrection and you can’t die because He can’t die. (Romans 6:9) This is why the life He gives is called “eternal” or “everlasting“.
Do you fear death? Then run to the Resurrection. He died the death you deserved to die because of your sins and now invites everyone to share in His eternal, supernatural life by trusting Him to do what He promised.
“But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 15:20-23)
The tomb is empty, our hearts are full, our blessed hope is sure, “Because He lives we live” never to die again. Our Easter observance each year affirms Jesus is the Resurrection, the only answer to death.
Are you trusting Jesus Christ?