Posted by Lou Fellingham on 11 May 2017

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” [Luke 24:5,6]

Jesus is alive!

These three words has impact on every part of my life. If you’re a believer, the impact is just as big in yours too!

If Jesus had only died and not risen again we would be in serious trouble. Death would still win. Sin would still reign. But the story does not end there. Jesus was obedient, He walked this earth, died with our sins and punishment laid on His back. He rose from the dead having won the victory over death and sin, and then ascended into heaven and is now seated on His throne with everything placed under his feet. Because of this… everything is different!

Jesus’ resurrection has an impact on our past, on our present and on our future. It has an impact on our thoughts, our emotions, our decisions, our finances, where we invest our time our energy and who we live for.

We now live in His victory. We are now united with Christ, now one with Christ. Nothing can separate us. We are now a forgiven people. We are now accepted and belong. We are part of an international family. We are now free from being slaves to sin!

We now have hope and a future that goes beyond our earthly bodies failing. We are now loved with an everlasting love. We are now new creations. We are now at peace with God and can live in peace even in the most turmoiled of situations! We now have purpose, identity and destiny. We can now know joy that is rooted far deeper than any sorrow, this joy carries us through. Wow what promises, wow what hope.

1 Corinthians 15 reminds us that everything has changed. It says “The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.”

Because Jesus is alive now we live! I pray that you will know the impact of this truth not just for Easter Sunday but for every day where this fact is and remains true.

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