Jesus was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. — Romans 4:25
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the keystone of the arch of salvation.
Remove it and the whole structure of the plan of salvation crumbles in the dust. The good news of the gospel is that Christ died for our sins (1 Cor. 15:3), and that He rose again (v.4).
The resurrection of Christ is the proof that His death atoned for sin. The wages of one single sin is death.
One sin brought the curse of death upon all mankind (Rom. 5:12-15). If Jesus had paid for all the sins of mankind except one, He could not have risen, for one sin would have been enough to keep Him in the tomb. When Jesus arose, it was proof that He had completely met redemption’s price.
When He cried, “It is finished!” (Jn. 19:30), the work was fully done.
God was satisfied and then proved the completeness of the work by raising Christ from the dead.
This victory should not only be commemorated on a special day each year but on the first day of every week—even every day!
Because Christ did not remain in the tomb but conquered death by rising again, we can live in the joy of the full salvation provided by a risen, living, coming Redeemer.
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