THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION!
Jesus has said It Is Finished!
"Now that he ascended, what is it that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fulfill all things." Ephesians 4:9, 10
IN JESUS TODAY!
Why we celebrate Easter is also why we live in power. Why did Jesus descend after the crucifixion? Revelation 1:18 tells us,
"I am he that liveth, and was dead, and behold I am alive forevermore, Amen: And I have the keys of hell and death."
Jesus defeated sin and death, descended down, and took the keys of hell and death before ascending to heaven. By the power demonstrated in the resurrection of Jesus, sin and death were taken captive and became powerless against us forevermore! Jesus gives to us this victory gift when we accept him into our heart, believe on him and his power, and confess him to be our Lord! Romans 6:23 tells us,
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
God's perfect plan to take sin and death captive and to make them powerless in our lives forever is finished! Why would he do this for us?
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
God's perfect plan and gift to us is finished, what an amazing love he has for you and me!
NOW IT IS FINISHED – HE IS RISEN!