Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Resurrection Has Happened

Nothing in the history of man has been more significant than the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He is alive! He didn't stay dead. I am not suggesting that His death on the cross was not significant--it was. Hanging on that old rugged cross was the very Son of God.

However, if that same Jesus had not resurrected the world would have had no way to approach God. We would have forever been without access to Heaven. Dying He saved us, but it was His resurrection that provided the justification we needed to prepare us for Heaven. Without that we would forever be earthlings. God did not leave us without a completed salvation plan. In Jesus we have it all!


One day when heaven was filled with his praises,
One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin -
Dwelt amongst men, my example is he!

Living, he loved me; dying, he saved me;
Buried, he carried my sins far away;
Rising, he justified freely, for ever:
One day he's coming - O, glorious day!

One day they led him up Calvary's mountain,
One day they nailed him to die on the tree;
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected:
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is he!

One day they left him alone in the garden,
One day he rested, from suffering free;
Angels came down o'er his tomb to keep vigil;
Hope of the hopeless, my Saviour is he!

One day the grave could conceal him no longer,
One day the stone rolled away from the door;
Then he arose, over death he had conquered;
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore!

One day the trumpet will sound for his coming,
One day the skies with his glories will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing;
Glorious Saviour, this Jesus is mine!

This great song tells the story. It ends by telling us He is coming back again. One day the trumpet will sound for His coming. Are you ready?

Ron English is editor of the Christian blog, Salvation Links. The blog features Bible studies, sermons, articles of faith and practice, songs and videos designed to provide comfort, encouragement and guidance for those interested in spiritual matters.

When there I hope you will read the famous sermon by William E. Munsey, The Resurrection of the Human Body. Dr. Munsey was a noted Methodist minister who devoted his entire ministry to his Bible study, preaching, his books, and pastoring. Munsey was born in Giles, now Bland County, Virginia, July 13, 1833. He died October 25, 1877. People would crowd his church two hours before he was to preach to make sure they could be seated. He was an outstanding minister of the Gospel.
Dr. William E. Munsey

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