Saturday, April 4, 2015

Resurrection Reasons to Rejoice

I'm reading a book, The Prayer That Changes Everything by Stormie Omartian, this year. Yep. I'm taking a whole year to read it, it's that rich. When I got to page 63 earlier this week I couldn't help but connect it to Easter! These are seven amazing things we receive when we place our faith in Christ! The power of his blood for our forgiveness and the power of his resurrection for eternal life with him! I hope you'll pause to rest your hope in the Lord and consider these wonderful riches at Christ's expense---God's grace to you this Easter. The verses are from the New King James Version.

Because of Jesus, I am forgiven.
Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (Romans 3:25-26)

Because of Jesus, I have peace with God.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)

Because of Jesus, I don't have to live with guilt or condemnation.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:1)

Because of Jesus, I have a great inheritance.
and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:17)

Because of Jesus, I always have someone interceding for me.
Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. (Romans 8:34)

Because of Jesus, I have eternal life with Him.
And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Romans 8:10-11)

Because of Jesus, I can have more life in this life.
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)
Have a blessed Easter

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