The Blessings of the Resurrection

The blessings of the resurrection are numerous and varied. This post is an attempt to recount at least some of them so that we can better recognize and appreciate what our risen Savior accomplished for all believers:

Christ conquered death, and instead, we receive eternal life with Him:1 John 5: 11-12, “And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who has not the Son of God has not life.”

The resurrection proved that God accepted Jesus’ sacrifice for forgiveness of our sins; and so, we are indeed forgiven. We are reconciled to God! “But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we are now justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by Him from the wrath of God” (Romans 5: 8-9).

We can endure persecutions and trials because we know that our “labor for the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15: 58).

The Holy One we believe in, Jesus Christ, was and is who He said He was. He said He would be crucified, die, and rise again to life, and He did (Matthew 16:21). He said He was the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6): Jesus made the way to dwell with Him forever; He spoke only truth—everything He said came to pass; and, He rose to life, thereby enabling us to have eternal life (John 3:16).

Because He lives, Jesus Christ is our mediator—our one and only mediator—between ourselves and God (1 Timothy 2:5), and is continually interceding on our behalf (Hebrews 7:25) and pleading our case (1 John 2:1).

Christ is our living, exalted, and victorious Redeemer, and we will never be separated from His love (Romans 8: 34-35 & 37) !