The climax to Jesus Christ's ministry in Jerusalem was His Atonement which included His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, His crucifixion and His resurrection from the dead three days later. I would like to blog today about His death and His conquering of the grave. Many people have different theories or ideas about what happened to Jesus Christ after His crucifixion, the period of three days following His death, and His glorious resurrection. I would like to focus today on the eternal importance of the resurrection and the everlasting blessings it brings.
Because he triumphed over the grave and broke the bands of death to give us an everlasting hope, He championed the way for us to live forever. Paul says, "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." (1 Corinthians 15:22) Because of the Fall, a necessity in bringing about God's eternal purposes, we consequently die. But, death was part of the plan in fact so was Christ's death, if it wasn't then why was He prepared before the foundation of the world to die for us then to be resurrected, if God hadn't already planned this out. But, because of the resurrection we get to have perfect glorified bodies for all eternity. Just like our Heavenly Father's body. But, ultimately if Christ would not have risen from the dead all that had been done prior to that, the suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and suffering and death on the cross, would have been a waste. But, it isn't a waste because He lives. And because He lives we will live and will live with Him in His courts above.
I testify that Jesus is the Christ, the Living Son of the Living Father. I know that this is His kingdom once again established on the Earth preporatory to the Second Coming of Him who we worship. I leave these things with you in His sacred name, Amen.