Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday's Meditation: A Boss Your Heart Message

Thank you, Kirsten Walkup, for today's devo.

Written By Kirsten Walkup:

If I want to make my head hurt, I’ll sit down and contemplate all the consequences of the resurrection of Christ. The reality of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the mandate to spread that message throughout the world has been an effort of earth-altering proportions. Empires have fallen and societies crumbled in the wake of the awesome majesty of Messiah and His message of hope. His resurrection having sealed the eternal covenant between God and man, the Truth of His Word shook the geopolitical elements of this world to their very foundation.  As incredible it is to analyze just what the Christian movement, fueled by the authority Christ’s resurrection granted it, was able to accomplish globally in just a few short years after its inception, it’s even more amazing to realize what the resurrection of Jesus Christ means on an individual level.
Jesus was always misunderstood by those around Him, including His disciples. They didn’t understand that His mission was not to deliver the Jews from their Roman oppressors, rather it was to deliver mankind from their sins and give a way in which all men may come to the knowledge of salvation. Until He rose from the grave, the disciples were still at a loss for what Christ was really on earth to do. Though they knew that Jesus was the most amazing individual they’d ever known, their view of Him and His purpose was much smaller than what the reality was. Their focus was on the physical, Jesus’ mission pertained to the spiritual. Once they saw Him alive, however, the scales that clouded their vision were removed and they were able to see Jesus for the deliverer He was always destined to be.
On a personal level, my salvation, bought and paid for by the blood of Christ and forever secured by His miraculous resurrection, means that I can choose freedom in Christ over bondage in sin. It means that I have a hope and a future that extends far beyond the confines of this mortal body and existence. The salvation my redeemer has granted me means that I have full, unfettered access to the throne of God almighty and I can petition Him directly. In short, the resurrection grants me a freedom that I do not deserve and cannot attain in any part through my own works. Because He lives, I am free.

Luke 24:1-7
1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8
He Is Risen!

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