Jesus is Alive... I Can Face My Tomorrows!
By Nicola McFadden
Resurrection Sunday - April 16, 2017
Blessed Happy and Holy Easter to you!
Beloved... Even the darkest night will end, and the Son will rise!
Hallelujah! Jesus is alive and well!
My life is worth living because He lives!
Jesus rises, therefore, I shall arise!
Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life; He is calling all dry bones, every barren area and spiritually dead lives to "Come Alive!" The same resurrection power that rose Jesus from the dead is calling every believer to "Come Out, Unbound and Set Free!!" Jesus is Risen... We arise with hope, purpose and victory in His Resurrection Power, His Salvation and His Saving Grace!
Inasmuch then as we [believers] have a great High Priest who has [already ascended and] passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith and cling tenaciously to our absolute trust in Him as Savior]. There have been many other priests since death prevented them from continuing in office. But because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent [unchangeable intransmissible eternal] priesthood. Therefore He is able to save completely those who draw near to God through Him since He always lives to intercede for them.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
As it is written, “For your sake, we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord!
Heavenly Father, thank you for Your unconditional eternal Love, Your One and Only Son...
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your sacrificial death, burial and resurrection. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for bearing my sin, shame, and sufferings in exchange for the Gift of Salvation, Forgiveness, and the Glory of God. Jesus' battle scars from the crucifixion, the extreme endurance of the cross, bruises on His head from wearing the crown of thorns, the wounded stripes on His body, piercing in His side, His nailed scarred hands and feet. These battle scars are powerful reminders for us that Jesus has already fought the battles, He won the war; victoriously defeated Satan, demons, destructions, diseases, debts.... and even death. Jesus says, “I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades." The Risen King, Jesus Christ, Our LORD and Savior has final authority and complete control over death.
Thank you, LORD Jesus, for possessing the “keys of life and death”, overcoming the enemy and finishing the task.
And they all said, "Are You the Son of God, then?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes, I am."
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them...."
Jesus said, "It is finished!"
Yes, Jesus, the Son of God, won the victory; He won it all for you and for me... Death could not hold Him down! Come, see where His body was lying - The tomb is empty! Christ has RISEN, Praise the Lord... Hallelujah!
No matter the affliction that we are facing today... The Battle is the LORD's; because He lives, we too are Overcomers and Victorious Warriors. For our light and temporary affliction is producing for us an eternal glory that far outweighs our troubles. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the Glory that is to be revealed to us. For the whole creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God; the dazzling display of the vast Glory of God manifesting through and in us, His believers!
I know the thoughts and plans the LORD has for me are for peace, well-being and not for disaster. Though His thoughts are not my thoughts nor His ways my ways, I am not worried. I don't know what my tomorrow holds, yet I'm facing my morning smiling, without fear, as I am confident who holds my future. I am fully persuaded of this very thing, that He who began a good work in me will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He can guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. His righteousness, strength and dignity are my clothing; and I am a crown of glory in the Right Hand of God. Therefore, I rejoice having full assurance in my Faithful, All-Knowing, All-Powerful, Redeemer, Provider, Deliverer, Healer, and Savior, The Risen King. I face my unknown future boldly with a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit to face each new day and season; fulfilling my purpose and calling for His Glory. This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
Because Jesus lives, I will face my many tomorrows, and all fears are gone.
Because He lives, I have the promise of an abundant life; a glorious, healthy and prosperous future.
Because He lives, I can face death and eternity.
Because He lives, I have the ultimate gift of eternal life in heaven.
Surely His Salvation, victory, power, might, virtue, grace, mercy, honor, wisdom, favor... His faithfulness, righteousness, holiness, forgiveness, greatness, goodness, completeness, fullness... His joy, harmony, blessings, health, healing, provision, presence, peace, prosperity, Providence, and steadfast love will follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. AMEN!
Scripture References: Hebrews 7:24, Roman 8:31-39, Hebrews 4:14, 2 Corinthians 4:17, Revelation 1:18, Philippians 1:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Isaiah 62:3, Luke 22:70, Luke 23:34, John 19:30