This week, we celebrate the greatest event in all Christendom – I believe it is the greatest event in the history of the world: the resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Think on these scriptures:
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9 -11
When you understand what is being said then you realize why I would say that the resurrection of Jesus is the greatest event in history!
Jesus possesses a seat of authority that no one else does. He is the gateway to eternal life which is more than just a ticket into heaven. Heaven is simply the fullest expression of our understanding of what eternal life really is – which is a relationship with Jesus.
And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3
That you may know Him………does it shock you to know that Jesus would like to have a relationship with you? Not so that He can get to know you – He already knows you better than you know yourself. But, so that you can know Him. That is the essence of eternal life.
Knowing Jesus is not like knowing others. Oh, it has some factors in common with knowing others but the One being known is different from anyone you’ve ever known. It is in knowing Jesus that you truly know yourself. Notice I said, “truly”.
You learn the truth about you – your talents, your abilities, your gifts, your weaknesses, your value, your purpose – all these become clear when you know Jesus. No one on this earth can really impart value to you. Nothing on this earth can actually impart worth to you. What makes you important? What makes you loved? What gives you true worth?
Something you said? Something someone else said about you? Something you did?
Such things are based upon opinion…..opinions which are subject to change. What if you could base your importance, your worth, and the knowledge that you are loved upon something that does not change?
That’s the essence of eternal life. And, since Jesus has a seat of authority no one else occupies and has risen from the dead, then you can base the answers upon something or Someone that never changes!
The greatest “wake up call” in all history was issued on Easter Sunday morning. God, the Father called His Son, Jesus out of the grave into everlasting life so that you can come into a relationship with Him and know Him who is the Author of eternal life!
Do not be afraid! The answer stands in front of you! It is not a religion or a belief system or a pathway to self improvement. It is a Person……alive and ready to take you in and make you a part of His kingdom of eternal life!
“Wake up” with Jesus by giving Him your life. He will release to you the greatest gift known to humanity: a relationship with Him! And, in knowing Him, you will finally find the wholeness that passes understanding!