The Power of His Death and Resurrection

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by Samuel Geroy
   The death of the Lord Jesus Christ became a source of power for a world lost in sin. When Christ cried, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” Luke 23:34 and “It is finished” John 19:30, He was speaking of the heart of the Bible as spoken in John 3:16: “…God so loved the world…He gave…whosoever believes in Him… has everlasting life.” Aside from the salvation of the soul of man, the Lord was teaching believers to die to sin (1 Peter 2:24) and to the world as a way to conquer our greatest problem and conflict. Then He rose again so that we believer will live in righteousness. That is why Paul wrote that dying to sin and the world is gain (Philippians 1:21).
   The Lord’s death happened at the right time and for the right cause. He died during the Day of Preparation (Nisan 13, Wednesday) just as when the Passover lamb was slain at about 3:00 P.M. that day (Exodus 12:29). He was buried before sundown because at that time (6:00 P.M.) it will be Thursday already, Nisan 14, the Special Sabbath or Passover, called the High Day Sabbath. That day was also full moon as is always the case since the beginning. During the Feast of Trumpets, September-October, called Hashanah, it is always New Moon. These are the only two Special Sabbaths in Israel. Regular Sabbaths also do not have a Day of Preparation, only the Passover has it.
   We now experience resurrection empowerment because the Lord conquered death by rising again (Matthew 28:2-4). This was proven by the Lord’s thirteen appearances after that. Aside from the believing dead actually rising from the dead when He comes again, we who are alive can also experience resurrection power in our daily life struggles.
   In 2 Corinthians 4:7-11 Paul wrote that though we are frail as jars of clay we can experience resurrection power too. We are hard pressed but not crushed, we are perplexed but not in despair, we are persecuted but not abandoned, we are struck down but not destroyed. This is how powerful is the resurrection in our lives today.
   Therefore, if we believe, we have the freedom to succeed in all things through Christ. Resurrection is the power that cannot be stopped. To experience it, claim it, and know how to use it.