Easter Reflection – 04 April 2021

by Donn D’souza

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus,
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory? —Luke 24:26

Our Lord’s Cross is the gateway into His Resurrection life. His resurrection means that He has the power to convey His life to me. When I was born again in Jesus, I received the very life of the risen Lord from Jesus Himself.

Christ’s resurrection and the purpose of his resurrection, the God ordained purpose— was to bring “many sons to glory” (Hebrews 2:10). The fulfilling of His destiny gives Him the right to make us sons and daughters of God.

We are brought by the Son into the relation of sonship. When our Lord rose from the dead, He rose to an absolutely new life— a life He had never lived before, He was God Incarnate. He rose to a life that had never been before. This time He had passed through being one with humanity, but without sin, and what His resurrection means for us is that we are raised to His risen life, not to our old life.

One day we will have a body like His glorious body, but we can know here and now the power and effectiveness of His resurrection and can “walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). Paul’s determined purpose was to “know Him and the power of His resurrection” (Philippians 3:10).

Jesus prayed, “…as You have given Him authority over all flesh that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him” (John 17:2).

The Holy Spirit is God who continues to apply the power of the atonement by the Cross of Jesus to our lives.

Thank God for the glorious and majestic truth that His Spirit can work the very nature of Jesus into us, if we will obey Him.

The sweet daily obedience to Jesus awaits us. He is waiting. The Lord is risen indeed- Hallelujah!

Have a blessed and Jesus-filled day!

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