Our Savior Is Risen
03 April 2021
By Trisha Sharp
Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. The day that we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In the first four lessons of my Easter series, we read in the Bible from the time that Jesus was betrayed by one of His own disciples to the point when the Jews chose Barabbas to be released and Jesus to be crucified. Now, here is the rest of the story…
We are so familiar with the crucifixion account that we sometimes overlook the details. The details not only give us the meaning of the crucifixion, but illuminates the significance of Jesus’ death. Jesus spoke a total of seven times while on the cross. Each statement that He made has great meaning. Jesus was not only willing to die for us, to rid the world of sin, but He also had great faith in God the Father. Jesus knew that His death would not be the end for Him. He also knew that it was not the end for His followers.
Crucifixion by the Romans was extremely painful and humiliating. A horrible way to die. To top it off He endured the ridicule and curses of the people present. Hanging from the cross made it extremely difficult to breathe, and He still had to listen to others verbally condemn Him. Our Savior suffered greatly, but He was always in control. His life was never at the mercy of the Romans, Jews, or even the cross. He willingly gave up His life for our sins when He, ‘Yielded His Spirit unto the Father . That includes absolutely everyone who has ever existed since God created the world.
Jesus was never a helpless victim. He knew what was needed, and it was done. By God’s will and the acceptance of God’s will by Jesus. No one forced Him to do this. He died willingly for us.
Jesus’ final words on the cross were directly out of the Old Testament. You can read that for yourself in Psalm chapter 31 verse 5. In a way. David went through something similar to what was happening to Jesus in the New Testament. Many people were plotting to take David’s life. Jesus’s enemies also plotted to take His life and convinced the crowds to call for the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus was 100 percent an innocent, but was still nailed to the cross. Jesus is truly the sinless Son of God.
Satan and Jesus’ other enemies thought they had won because they had succeeded in causing the death of Jesus. However, they failed to see the rest of the story. Jesus knew that His death would not be victorious for His enemies. On the third day, after His death, Jesus rose again, was resurrected, as He said He would. You can find this in Luke 24:1-8. If we believe, and I hope we all do, we know that just as Jesus entrusted His spirit to Our Father God, we entrust that our spirits will go to Christ at the time of our death. A person’s spirit does not cease to exist after our death, but will become immortal when we join Jesus.
You can now make a profession of faith by praying the following prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask Your forgiveness I believe that You died for my sins, and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins, and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust you as my Lord and Savior. In the power of Your name, Jesus Christ…Amen.
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God loves you, Jesus loves you, and I do too!