What the Resurrection of Jesus means to you

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Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

1 Corinthians 15:12-23

There are three major events in Christianity that guarantee your redemption. 

  • Incarnation-  God in the flesh - The necessity and entrance of the blood in the earth
  • Crucifixion - Sacrificial Lamb - The importance of the shedding of the blood of the Last Adam
  • Resurrection - Firstfruit and firstborn - The carrying of he blood on the Heavenly Mercy seat

The believer must always be conscious of the fact of the purposes of these three things that Jesus did for us.

  1. The purpose of the Incarnation was to reveal God to man and to redeem man to God - Visitation

  2. The purpose of the Crucifixion was to shed his blood for your sins so you can be redeemed from the blood that sold you out , Adam - Redemption

  3. The purpose of the Resurrection is carry the blood to the Heavenly Mercy seat  satisfying the claims of Heavenly Justice averting wrath - Propitiation and Resurrection

 

 What does the Resurrection means to you and to me?

Resurrection in Greek is Anastasis which is a combination of two words ana meaning up and stasis meaning stand. Therefore literally the Resurrection means that he stood up. He defied death, hell and the grave. They whipped, beat, pierced, crucified, buried and rolled a stone upon him with the seal of the Roman Government to never come out. But on the Third day he stood up.

  • The devil did not expect it - but he stood up

  • The demons of hell did not expect - but he stood up

  • Hell did not expect it - but he stood up

  • Pilate and Rome did not expect it -but he stood up

  • The Pharisees, Sadducees and the Scribes did not expect it - but he stood up

  1. He stood up for my Justification

  2. He stood up for my Reconciliation

  3. He stood up for my Redemption

  4. He stood up for my future Resurrection and Glorification

What his Resurrection means to me?

1 The sin problem has been settled. I no longer have to look for a lamb to cover for my sins but his sacrifice and Resurrection means my sins are forgiven

And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

 1 Corinthians 15:17

 

2  The price for the treason of the first Adam that sold all of  humanity  to Satan  and released corrupted blood in the earth has been paid for by the new blood of the last Adam

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive...And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:21, 22, 45

 Adam - Red - From the ground -  blood.

First Adam = First Federal Head - First blood - In Adam

Last Adam = Last Federal Head - Last blood - In Jesus

Anytime you see the terms in Christ, in whom, in him - Identification verses

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, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 2:14-17

 

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

Acts 17:26

And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live

Ezekiel 16:6

The blood of the first Adam sold us out but the blood of the last Adam bought us back.

3 Whatever was passed on in Adam's transgression is passed away in Christ's Resurrection

There were things that were passed on the first Adam through the blood and sin virus in the human family. The things that were passed on were sin, sickness, disease, generational curses, spiritual death and the imputing of Adam's sin as if you were the one who sinned. In Christ what was passed on from Adam is passed away.

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

Romans 5:6-14

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

2 Corinthians 5:17, 18

The opposite of that verse is, 'Therefore if any man be in Adam his is an old creature: old things are passed on; behold all things are still old. And all things are of Satan who hath connected us to himself by Adam.'

I am in Adam by virtue of birth but in the last Adam by virtue of the new birth

I am in Adam by virtue of being born beneath and I am in the last Adam by being born from above

I am in Adam by virtue of being born but I am in the last Adam by being born again

I am in Adam by generation but I am in the last Adam by regeneration

I am in Adam by genes (genetics) but I am in the last Adam by regenetics

4 I am saved from the wrath to come. It is the guarantee of my resurrection which is called the Rapture of the church

Jesus' Resurrection is the guarantee of my resurrection and every dead person in Christ. Paul connect the Resurrection with the Rapture which is called the First Resurrection

Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality,

1 Corinthians 15:50-54

In the resurrection a glorify body awaits us. A body just like Jesus!

5 We do not need to be miserable believers when one of our brothers in Christ die. Every dead believer in Christ has the hope of being resurrected. This is our hope if the Lord tarries and we will reign with him on the earth

Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

1 Corinthians 15:12-23

6 I can live by the faith of the Son of God in the flesh to overcome the wicked one

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

7 The realities of redemption can be  my realities

All that Jesus achieved at the Cross - death,burial and resurrection- was not for his sake but for our sake. Take advantage of that!

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