THE DEFEAT OF DEATH AND THE GRAVE

from a virgin womb to an empty tomb

 

The Resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of the Christian faith. It is not A TRUTH of Christianity it is THE TRUTH of Christianity. No other religion challenged death, hell, and the grave and won. With other religions the grave always wins. No other religion can point to the hope of a resurrection.

 

Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross and His shed Blood alone pays the price to redeem mankind from sin and the resurrection alone was proof of God’s acceptance of His sacrifice. It was our justification and declaration of righteousness before God.  As one great preacher said, “Christianity is the only religion in the world with a virgin womb at one end and an empty tomb at the other end. Jesus defeated sin, satan, death, hell, and the grave. His victory is ours by faith in Jesus. We are born again or birthed into His victory (1 John 5:4).

 

There are so many blessings of the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus that affect our past, our present, and our future.

 

Its power can cancel out a life of past sin, justify us, and give us a new beginning Romans 4:25; 2 Corinthians 5:17.

 

Its power and life is available for conquering present sin Romans 5:10; 6:14, and give us power over our adversary Luke 10:19.

 

What a blessed hope its power makes available for our future over physical death.  His Resurrection from the dead was a guarantee and a prelude to the resurrection of His people (Romans 8:11).

 

The Bible calls it our Blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our Lord Titus 2:11-14. What a glorious day that will be and because it could happen at any moment we ought to purify ourselves as He is pure (1 John 3:3) and be zealous about preaching the Gospel.

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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.

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