Victory in Jesus

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Easter is such an exciting time for Christians! It is a time when we celebrate with extra emphasis the event that we rejoice about all year long: the resurrection of our Lord! Can you imagine the excitement that the broken-hearted follower of Jesus must have felt when they realized that Jesus who was dead has risen from the grave and is alive? All of their hopes had been dashed through death but now had been revived through resurrection.
This meant that every promise, prophecy, and proclamation that Jesus had made was now not only possible but probable. Jesus was really who He claimed to be. He has proven that not Satan, sickness, sin, or spiteful man could destroy Him or the people who put their faith in Him. What a powerful Savior! The Devil, demons, and death had all taken their best shot at destroying Him, but He defeated all of His foes.

This is why we celebrate! His victory is our victory, and He is the hope that we cling to for everlasting life. As I looked at my deceased father’s body in the casket last Sunday, my heart was encouraged to know that someday that coffin would bust open with victory and out of it would come a new body with no sickness or pain. This hope is not because my dad was a super man or a good person but rather because Jesus defeated death for all who have trusted in Him.

“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57).

This is what we call “Victory in Jesus.”

Rev. Wayne Marcus