He Challenged Death and Won


John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.


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 and Challenger.


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;

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 to challenge death and beat it.


Romans 1:4 says, “And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” God declared or was making a statement by the resurrection, THIS IS MY SON. The Resurrection is the major proof of who Jesus is and His claims. Without the Resurrection, He would be a good man, a moral man, and a great philosopher but no Savior. The fact He conquered death displayed with power that He is not just another man, but the Son of God and Savior. The Resurrection verified His claim as God’s Son and Christianity’s claim to absolute truth.



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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