Three days after His crucifixion Jesus rose again, never more to die. He conquered death and the devil in His resurrection and delivered man from the fear of death. Inspired writers expressed His victorious resurrection thus:
He led captive a host of captives?(Ephesians 4:8).
He has the keys of death and Hades?(Revelation 1:18).
He was declared with power to be the Son of God ?(Romans 1:8).
No longer does death hold us in bondage. Jesus has shattered the darkness of the black hole of death with the light of His marvelous resurrection. Having conquered the devil, He now rules as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is risen.
God sent His son, They called Him Jesus,
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.
Because He lives I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.
— A. H. Ackley
In memory, we see the dying Jesus as a Savior upon the cross where He bore our sins and gave His life that we might live. But in reality, He is a living Jesus as the Lord upon the throne of God, our triumphant, victorious King of kings! We serve a living Lord!
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