First, there were immediate results. It silenced those who had ridiculed His claims, and struck terror into their hearts. It explained how the prophecies would be fulfilled which predicted the death of Christ and the kingdom glory to follow. It heartened His followers, making cowards bold, turning their fear into Faith, their sorrow into joy and their despair into glorious victory.
Then there were also long range results, for our LORD's resurrection is a warning to unbelievers everywhere and always, "Because He (God) hath appointed a day in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead" (Acts 17:31 . Also see John 5:22-27 , and Acts 10:42 ).
AS TO BELIEVERS:
First, Christ's resurrection from the dead assures us that our debt of sin has been fully paid…
"WHO (CHRIST), WAS DELIVERED FOR OUR OFFENCES, AND WAS RAISED AGAIN FOR OUR JUSTIFICATION. THEREFORE BEING JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST" (Romans 4:25 ; Romans 5:1 ).
Second, His resurrection gives us a living Savior to help us in our daily walk.
"WHEREFORE HE IS ABLE ALSO TO SAVE THEM TO THE UTTERMOST THAT COME UNTO GOD BY HIM, SEEING HE EVER LIVETH TO MAKE INTERCESSION FOR THEM" (Hebrews 7:25 ).
Third, His resurrection is the pledge of our own:
"FOR IF WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS DIED AND ROSE AGAIN, EVEN SO THEM ALSO WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING, (FROM THE DEAD), WITH HIM" (1 Thessalonians 4:14 ; see also Hebrews 13:20 ).
"And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He (God) quickened TOGETHER with Him (Christ), having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His (Christ’s) cross; And, (if that wasn’t enough), having spoiled principalities and powers (Satan, the fallen angels, and the rest of the Satanic hierarchy), he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it." Colossians 2:13-15
So There You Have it!
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In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry