What Jesus' Resurrection Means for You ... Today
First, I'd encourage you to check out Elyse Fitzpatrick's blog post today on TrueWoman.com. She's talking about how Jesus' resurrection impacts you daily—and it really does! Here's a little taste:
So what does the resurrection signal? Simply this: that Christ had paid the penalty and was now, once again, completely pleasing in the Father's sight. Jesus was back to being, "My Beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased." God raised Him up and declared Him "not guilty."
Okay, that's all well and good as an interaction between the Father and the Son . . . but what about us? Here's the mind-blowing truth: When the Father punished the Son, He punished Him for all the sin you ever have and ever will commit. All God's wrath for all your sin has been propitiated! So where does that leave you and me who believe that this substitution was for us? Here: We are His beloved children, with whom He is well-pleased. Yes, we are not guilty—but not simply not guilty. We are also righteous and pleasing to Him. We are beloved sons and daughters—with whom He is very pleased!...
All the personal sin you struggle with today has been taken care of. The enslaving power of it has been broken because you are now completely accepted and no longer guilty. Walking through suffering is transformed by the realities of [Jesus'] suffering for you and His guaranteed promise of future glory. He is completely at peace with you—if you will believe that He is that good. All the wrath is gone. You're completely pleasing to Him. All you have to do is believe.
Have you ever wondered ... what's Jesus doing now that He's risen? Here's one thing I know He's doing. Right now—at this very moment—Jesus is praying for you and me. No joke! One of my friends says if we could hear Him praying for us for just five minutes, we would never again doubt His love for us. Check it out—it's right there in Hebrews 7:25:
Therefore he (Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because HE ALWAYS LIVES TO INTERCEDE FOR THEM.
That's My King!