Here’s an excellent perspective on the Resurrection and its implication for our faith from Rev. E.W. Jackson (former candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor and current leader of S.T.A.N.D.) which I received this evening and share with you:
Bishop E.W. &
Mrs. Theodora Jackson
Death is more than the mere end of physical life. It is the negative force that entered the world as a result of sin, specifically of Adam’s disobedience. By one man, sin entered the world and death through sin. However, the last Adam, Jesus Christ, conquered sin and death in all of its destructive manifestations. His victory is our victory. We are seated together with him in heavenly places.
In Christ we have a heavenly vantage point from which to view the rebellion against God that is sweeping the world like a plague. The antidote is not the ideological assumptions of the left or the right. The planet is not in danger from global warming, but from moral cooling. A moral meltdown is a far more imminent threat to our future than a fiscal meltdown. Indeed the former is what will produce the latter. The antidote to what ails our country and the world is truth. Jesus said the truth will make you free. His word is truth.
As we celebrate His glorious resurrection, we can take great comfort in knowing that He will have the final say. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Human beings may try to create a morality or even a religion for that matter to justify their own self-indulgence or murderous fanaticism, but they will not withstand the scrutiny of the King.
Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East for simply holding fast to their faith. Here in America, they are having their businesses fined, attacked and closed for being faithful to the Christian principle of marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The mere mention of the name of Jesus is considered offensive in many public settings. Christians do well to remember that there is no resurrection without a crucifixion. We must prepare ourselves to face whatever comes against us, persuaded “that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord! (Romans 8:38-39)
Presidents will come and go. Governments will come and go. Tyrants will come and go. Circumstances will come and go. The founders of “religions” are dead. But Jesus is alive forevermore. Through Him we have hope for the future of families and our country, not just in a glorious eternity, but in the darkest moments of the here and now. Thank God for the reassurance and hope of Resurrection Sunday!
God bless you and have a wonderful day.