[A. W. Tozer]
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Let us be confident, Christian brethren, that our power does not lie in the manger at Bethlehem nor in the relics of the Cross. True spiritual power resides in the victory of the mighty, resurrected Lord of glory, who could pronounce after spoiling death: "All power is given me in heaven and in earth." The power of the Christian believer lies in the Savior's triumph of eternal glory!
Christ's resurrection brought about a startling change of direction for the believers. Sadness and fear and mourning marked the direction of their religion before they knew that Jesus was raised from the dead-their direction was towards the grave. When they heard the angelic witness, "He is risen, as He said," the direction immediately shifted away from the tomb "He is risen, indeed!"
If this is not the meaning of Easter, the Christian church is involved only in a shallow one-day festival each year. Thankfully, the resurrection morning was only the beginning of a great, vast outreach that has never ended-and will not end until our Lord Jesus Christ comes back again!
[A. W. Tozer]
Matthew 28:6 ... He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:18 ... And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Romans 8:34 ... Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
John 11:25 ... Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: ❤