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  • Writer's pictureJoseph A. Bias

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!



"Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.


6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.” So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.


And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.” Matthew 28:1-10


Jesus still may be found wherever His Spirit abides. If we abide in Him, He will abide in us. And wherever we go, whatever we do, His light will shine as the sun in us, to point the way for those who walk in darkness, that they may see His great light.


Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. No one comes to the Father except by Him. There is salvation in no other. His blood has redeemed us from death, hell, and the grave, and sin has no claim on us anymore. That Jesus Christ is risen is the confidence that our faith is not in vain. In Him we live and move and have our being.


His resurrection also raised us up to sit together with Him in the heavenly places.


"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast." Ephesians. 2:4-9

On this Easter Sunday — Resurrection Day! let us renew our commitment to answer His call to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature, make disciples of all men, and walk in the light as He is in the light.


This is ongoing message of the Resurrection.


"God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, “For we are also His offspring.’ 29Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:24-31

Let us therefore, proclaim to the World, "JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD IS RISEN!!! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!!!?

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