When we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, let’s embrace His glorious triumph with a personal response of praise, thanksgiving, and awe. The tomb is EMPTY! The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom! Those powerful words, “It is finished!”, declared that full payment for man’s sin has been made.
Jesus blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us5 so that we receive “forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” What a glorious truth, that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”! Sadly though, Resurrection Sunday for many is practiced traditionally, as opposed to being experienced personally. Head knowledge of the facts of Christ’s resurrection doesn’t save anyone. Even the devil has the historical facts correct.
Let me ask you these questions: Has the Biblical implication of Resurrection Sunday changed your life? Are you “born again”? Does the Holy Spirit of God dwell in you? Are you living obedient to Jesus? Are you yielded to Jesus Christ in your daily life?
If today is the day that you realize salvation is being offered to you, do not be blinded by tradition. The empty tomb is greater than Protestantism, Catholicism, or any other “ism”. Jesus is as alive today as He was 2,000 years ago. He is seated at the right hand of God on our behalf.
The apostle Peter declared, “He is Lord of all”, but, is He your Lord? Have you received Him? If so, are you following Him? Don’t accept a substitute for Jesus. Don’t allow the god of this world to blind you for a single moment longer. Take God’s gift into your heart today, and celebrate His resurrection every day.