And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all (Acts 4:33). The angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said (Matthew 28:5-6).
The words, “He has risen, as He said’’ informed a group of men and women to such an extent that they became the most formidable people to ever have lived on planet earth! These believers in Jesus Christ, with an unprecedented boldness, changed the world! Therefore, it is incumbent on us, their children, to be no less than they in making an indelible mark upon our generation! How is this done? It is accomplished through the preaching of the Cross of Christ and living out its reality!
Three days after the crucifixion may have seemed like just another day to most people in Jerusalem, but it was not! This day marked one of the two most significant days in human history; one being Jesus’ birth and the second, His death and resurrection. Jesus rose from the dead! He was and is the very first man to do so which means that He, though human like us, must also be different. He, by the power of His resurrection, is now and forever declared to be the Son of God with power—power over death and the grave! Never before in human history had anything like this occurred on this planet! From that moment everything changed on earth. Humanity has been on a different trajectory: some toward eternity with God and the others toward an eternity without Him! The knowledge of His resurrection is meant specifically to change your trajectory, and as believers we must realize that the doctrine of the resurrection is essential and one of the most important doctrines of the Bible. We must give it the attention it deserves because it is one of the cornerstones of our Faith! If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then all we do in life is empty, and we are still in our sins! The power of His resurrection is able to change yourforever! Today is the day of your salvation.