CHRIST OUR VICTORY: The true meaning of Easter.
To many people Easter means different things, children sometimes things of Easter egg picking and families think of dinner and merriment.
To God it means undying, unfailing love for man, a redemption agenda, a propitiations purpose of God to reconcile man to himself, stepping down from glory, to judge men of their sin and also paying the ransom for the full price of our freedom and victory.
To Jesus Easter is means the FULL PRICE for redemption, the one time & final sacrifice for men sin, carrying the sin and sickness of the world 1 Pet 2:23-25
Jesus was the ransom; the full PAYMENT. (Numbers 3:46, 47) that brings about our RELEASE AND REDEMPTION (Exodus 21:30) from sin and sickness, Jesus on the cross was a corresponding VALUE paid as full covers and price for our redemption.
We must be very valuable to God, he bought us with a price and though the price n process is not cheap, gave us freely.
Cross to JESUS is not same to you! He shared in our pain, tasted our sufferings, felt all that we felt and yet never sin BUT …. Heb 14:4
It means Suffering, Pain, shame, rejection, denier, sorrow, temptation, poverty, hungry, thirsty, isolation, nakedness, death, weakness, Crown of Thorne, Purpose fulfilled, ALL FOR YOUR Gain to reconcile us to the FATHER.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who was tempted in every way that we are, yet was without sin. Hebrews 4:15
What dose Easter mean to you?
A personal Experience.
The good news is that Easter is all about you, Jesus died for all men but he died for you in particular!
You must acknowledge that CHRIST came for me, save you, deliver you and forgive you.
14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matt 16:13-20
Easter must be something to you, a unique experience, Christ reviewed to you! Just as He appeared to the saint! Jesus want you to have a unique experience of Victory, healing, peace, Gods love, joy. You must experience all this to have experience Easter!
Easter to you must be Victory every day, an everyday experience.
Jesus appear to them, broke d bread n vine as symbol of sharing in his body death and life in the blood, commanding them to do this in remembrance of him? – meaning this is IT always remember that I die for you, I live for you, this body broken beaten stripes are for your healing DON’T EVER FORGET THIS : ‘’ Do this in remembrance of me‘’
23For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, 24and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. 1 Cor 11:23-25
Easter is every day for a believe!
Victory life daily
Purity, purposeful living daily
A life that can’t sin- daily- you can live a holy life daily by trusting in him
Healing experience daily
Walking in power daily
Loved by God daily
Forgiven by the father – daily
Daily confidence in God’s love for me
Daily confidence in his power to save me
Daily confidence in the victory over sin fear…… that Christ did in the cross
This must be a daily experience for you, my body is given for your redemption, deliverance and VICTORY
At the cross, there was an exchange; your curse for His blessing, sin for salvation, condemnation for redemption, rejection for acceptation, slave to sin for sonship, death for life, Pain for gain, and Fight for Victory
The Cross is the peak of Christian’s faith and theology, where Jesus was at his lowest, weakest, poorest, meet death for me and you to be lifted high with him, seated with d father, strongest n receives his power, took our death and gave us life forever more
At the CROSS He bleed- cover you protect you, U don’t need a ram any more
At the CROSS He Cried, suffered and great pain- took away your pain, sickness and nail all to the cross, at t the cross He died in your place to be alive forever more.
At the Cross we exchange our Sin for his righteousness, Weakness for his strength, Filthiness for his holiness and Fear for his faith
Easter is dying with Christ.
The bible teaches that there is glory in tribulation, this suggest to me that Christianity is not always about miracles, bed of roses but Faith to go through, there can be no glory if there is no glory, without fight and temptation of our faith, no victory and triumph of your faith
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death. Phil 3:10 (KJV)
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; Rom 5:3
12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory. 14If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 1 peter 4:13
Easter is the good news to take to the world.
The center of the Gospel is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is the power of the Gospel: the gospel is powerless without the resurrection of Christ- He is risen is the supernatural, that makes Christianity unique. Christianity is powerless without the power of resurrection
The good news to you is to believe first that Jesus died for you, save you, healed you make you rich and victorious!
Good news to the world- Great Commission
16Meanwhile, the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain Jesus had designated. 17When they saw Him, they worshiped Him, but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.… Matt 28:16-18
17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” John 20:17
Finally, Easter means God can save anyone. Luke 23:42-43, Col 2:12-13
Easter is a testimony that God can save anyone in any situation, even in death he reigns; the thief, the condemned was saved. While in his pain JESUS SAVES. If you call on him, in your troubles, low estate, pain, bad dream, fear of death, fear of pandemic and death, He will SAVE you. Just believe.,
‘’Then he said, Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom! And Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23:42-43
How to make VICTORY OF THIS SEASON YOURS?
Believe in the death and restoration of Jesus
Know it that he died for you and to save you.
Believe the power and victory now belong you and appropriate it.
Live without sin, because you are saved and forgiven forever.