Jesus wasn’t a philosopher looking for a following or a creator of a religion begging for a place of popular acceptance among the world’s religions. He came as Heaven’s Champion conquering sin and challenging death. No other religion claims its founder arose from the dead or predicted his own resurrection. No man is rich enough to buy his way out of death; no man is smart enough to outwit death; and no man is strong enough to out muscle death. The grave always wins. Our Jesus, though, said, “… fear not, I am the first and the last. I am He that liveth and was dead; and behold I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death Revelation 1:17, 18.” He is the One and ONLY One to challenge death and beat it. The Resurrection is not a message just for the Easter Holiday season but a message that should be heard all the time. It is what makes Jesus and Christianity stand out from all the false religions of our day. He is the ONE and ONLY CHAMPION.

Jesus did not die on the cross just to establish and offer morality but immortality. The Bible declares immortality to be the culmination of our experience. “Who ONLY hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen 1 Tim 6:16.” “But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel 2 Tim 1:10.” He defeated sin and death but also paid the price for immortality for all who believe.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Posted in He Beat Death Hell and the Grave, He Won and We Win, Heaven's Challenger, Heaven's Champion, Immortality, The Only Immortal One, Victors Over Death

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