He Truly Died And Rose Again! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 20th

(Understand Christianity And The Resurrection)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Corinthians 15:12
“Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?”

A while back, there was a widely recognised “priest” who made a public statement confessing that he once used to believe in the resurrection of the Lord Jesus but now had doubts about whether Jesus truly rose from the dead.

The truth of the matter is that, deep down, he never truly believed in Jesus from the start, despite claiming to be a Christian. It’s impossible to be a Christian without believing absolutely in the resurrection of Jesus!

There’s no true Christianity without the resurrection. Christianity only begins with the resurrection, not the Cross.

The death of Jesus didn’t provide eternal life; it’s the resurrection of Jesus Christ that ushered us into eternal life.

The Apostle Paul explains it in Romans 6:4 NIV; he said, “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

To not believe in the resurrection is to deny the possibility and availability of eternal life. And if you don’t have eternal life, you’re not a Christian.

A Christian is someone who has received eternal life. What is eternal life? It’s the life and nature of God—the quality of the divine essence.

For example, dogs aren’t goats, and chickens aren’t peacocks; no matter the similarities between them, they don’t have the same life, and they’ll never produce or reproduce after each other.

Dogs will never reproduce goats, and vice versa. The Christian is literally born of God, with the God-life. It was the resurrection of Jesus Christ that made that possible. Hallelujah!

More so, the Bible says Jesus was proven or declared to be God in human flesh according to the resurrection from the dead (Romans 1:4).

Then the Spirit of God, through the Apostle Paul, brought this whole thing to a climax in 1 Corinthians 15:12-19; study the entire reference.

The 19th verse says in the Living Bible translation, “And if being a Christian is of value to us only now in this life, we are the most miserable of creatures.” Thank God for the resurrection! It’s what gave us life. Glory to God!

Go Deeper
Galatians 2:20; Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Dear Father, thank you for the glorious resurrection of Christ that ushered in Christianity and brought us into eternal life—the indestructible, uninfectable, and impregnable life. I walk in the newness of life, conscious that I’ve been raised together with Christ and made to sit together with Him in the place of victory, authority, and dominion forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 5, Psalms 117-118
Colossians 1:1-8, Jeremiah 5

Speak in other tongues and charge yourself up in the Holy Ghost before hitting the streets!

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