Sunday, April 5, 2015

He is Victorious!

He died a real death, but now he lives a real life, he did lie in the tomb, and it was no fiction that the breath had departed from him: it is equally no fiction that our Redeemer liveth. The Lord is risen indeed. He hath survived the death struggle and the agony, and he lives unhurt: he has come out of the furnace without so much as the smell of fire upon him. He is not injured in any faculty; whether human or divine. He is not robbed of any glory, but his name is now surrounded with brighter lustre than ever. He has lost no dominion, he claims superior rights and rules over a new empire. He is a gainer by his losses, he has risen by his descent. All along the line he is victorious at every point.

[Charles H. Spurgeon]

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.

Acts 2:24 ... Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

Mark 16:19 ... So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Philippians 2:9-11 ... Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.