Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.” John 11:35-26
There is a great celebration coming and I am preparing my heart day by day so the rocks will not cry out in my stead! Every day, every Sunday is Resurrection day in the live of a believer but if we were to look through every other day of the year, the one named Resurrection Sunday or Easter is my absolute favorite!
You see, I am know that I am not God. I also know He could tell me in even greater terms, but I know that I am a sinner saved by His grace through faith. Truly, it is amazing grace to “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are (1 John 3:1)!
I marvel that He chose me as His child, drew me to unto Himself, gave the measure of faith, and signed the adoption papers with His blood declaring my case dismissed! I can’t say ‘imagine that’ to this wonder for I don’t have to ‘imagine that’ for His Spirit testifies with my spirit and I have a deep, abiding assurance that it is true! Not only that but ‘He has rescued me from the dominion of darkness and brought me into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13-14).
Jesus has placed the seal of His Spirit on me and He lives in me and is always making intercession for me as He sits beside our Father! My Lord and Savior has began a good work in me and I know that He will bring it to completion as He transforms me into His image with ever-increasing glory!
One day I will be given the great, awesome, and humbling privilege of seeing my precious Redeemer face to face and bowing at His feet at His throne in the New Jerusalem in praise and worship. Now that I can only imagine!
Sssssooooo the celebration starts now, in preparation of what we call Resurrection Sunday, in preparation of the New Jerusalem, in preparation of seeing the King of kings and Lord of lords, my Deliverer, Rescuer, and Advocate face to face…I ask Him to prepare my heart day by day. I pray you will take this journey with me and most of all I pray to see you at His feet!
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
“In a loud voice they said: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” 13And I heard every creature in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor and glory and power forever and ever.” Revelation 5:12-13