Thank God we can celebrate Jesus Christ, the risen Lord of the Easter season every day of our lives. He lives! Our triumphant cry! The tomb is empty and we rejoice that we can live without fear amongst a fear filled world, because Jesus Christ is alive in our hearts. We are on the winning side! We have read the last page of the book and we know that “all things work together for good to those that love the Lord.” That is the reality of our salvation, we are not going to win, we HAVE won through the finished work of Jesus on Calvary.
Revelation 3:20 -21, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame and am set down with my Father in his throne.” In order for me to become an overcomer I need an “undertaker.” Jesus is the great unlimited Undertaker. As He overcame, so can I overcome. Paul said, “I die daily.” As we die the great Undertaker undertakes for us.
Revelation 12:11 “They overcame by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto death.” The great Undertaker undertakes for me and thus enables me to become an overcomer. Jesus took the sting out of death. Hebrews 2:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that HAD the power of death, the devil.” (Past tense).
The devil has no more power of death in my life. Even in my darkest hour I can declare, by faith, that the living Christ dwells in me, by the power of the Holy Spirit. I lift Jesus higher by exalting Him to His rightful place: King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I curse any God dishonouring function in my body that would seek to drag me down. I proclaim Jesus as my Saviour, a victorious, conquering overcomer!
It’s all about Him, it’s not about me any more. It is His glorious life – a new creation in me. The “old man” in me was crossed out at Calvary! I claim His risen life in me, by faith. Oh the fathomless depths of Calvary! Jesus freed me from sin and made me a joint-heir with Him, seated in heavenly places.
Now! That’s worthy of celebration praise! Let us exalt and proclaim the wonder, the greatness, the goodness and favour of our wonderful God, in whom “we live and move and have our being.” Yes indeed!….He is risen, but the miracle is:HE IS RISEN IN ME! Thine, thine, thine is ALL the glory Lord!