Honoring Everything Jesus Did for Us this Resurrection Sunday
This Resurrection Sunday, the Body of Christ is honoring and celebrating what Jesus did for us at Calvary. We’ll put on our Sunday best. We’ll sing songs about the empty tomb, and we’ll enjoy a special meal. It’s a special time in the family of God!
Most Christians will be celebrating salvation from sin and death, and a restoration of the relationship between God and man. But what we don’t ever want to do is leave out or fail to recognize the full extent of what Christ did for us that day. To do so would be disrespectful at the very least.
The price for your salvation and abundant life was paid in full once Jesus was raised from the dead. That means when you are born again, the old sin nature that used to be on the inside of you dies. A new nature created in righteousness and true holiness is born (2 Corinthians 5:17). But there is so much more included in the benefits of Christ’s death and resurrection—so much He paid in full for us to enjoy.
Jesus Delivered Us From Sickness and Disease
“But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.” –Isaiah 53:5
Some people like to dispute this verse and claim that the healing mentioned here is only referring to spiritual healing. But Matthew 8:16-17 (NKJV) confirms the physical nature of the healing Jesus accomplished for us on the cross:
“When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: ‘He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.’”
Even more powerful is the evidence found in Psalm 103:1-3:
“Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.”
Notice how the benefits are together in one sentence. Forgiving our iniquities and healing our diseases are closely tied together. That’s because when Jesus bore away our sins, He also bore away our diseases. The Cross pronounced a double cure for the ills of mankind.
A Christian may continue to sin after he has been born again, but he doesn’t have to. Sin can no longer enslave him unless he allows it. A Christian may continue to be sick after he has been born again, but he does not have to be. He has been redeemed from sickness. The price has been paid for his healing. Sickness can no longer exert dominion over him unless he allows it.
Yet, so many Christians have stopped short of receiving all Jesus did for them that day. You don’t have to choose between salvation and healing. The price for all His benefits has been paid in full. But those benefits don’t come automatically. You have to acknowledge that healing is part of your salvation package and then receive it. The devil will try to convince you that it doesn’t belong to you because he came to steal, kill and destroy.
That’s why you have to fight the good fight of faith in the area of sickness and disease in the same way you fight sin.
Watch Kenneth Copeland share how you are redeemed from the curse and healed!
Jesus Delivered Us From Sin
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” –Romans 6:23 (ESV)
There is no dispute over this one among Christians, but Resurrection Sunday is a time to reflect on whether or not we are truly walking in it. Some people have received Jesus as their Lord and Savior, but they continue to walk around with guilt and shame over their past. This is not God’s will!
The greatest thing the blood of Jesus accomplished was this—it washed all your sins away and made you clean and pure—white as snow. From the minute you receive Jesus as Lord of your life, God will not remember any past sin in your life. That’s how powerful the blood is!
The best part? You don’t have to earn and pay for what has been provided on the Cross. In fact, you couldn’t earn it even if you tried. The best thing you can do is joyfully accept this free gift.
Jesus Delivered Us From the Curse
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree.’” –Galatians 3:13 (ESV)
In addition to being redeemed from sin, the blood of Jesus also set you free from the curse of the law so that THE BLESSING of Abraham might come upon you in Christ.
What is the curse?
The curse is death, sin, sickness, disease, poverty, lack, depression, addiction—anything bad you can think of. As Gloria Copeland says, “If it’s bad, it’s under the curse. It doesn’t belong to us.”
Adam’s treason gave Satan authority over the life of man, but because of the power of the blood of Jesus, the moment you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, you were redeemed from the curse. Satan was put out of business.
It’s critical that every believer knows that, because Jesus didn’t come to prove He was the Son of God, He came to destroy the works of Satan. He perfectly pleased the Father, so He must have gotten the work done, glory to God!
Why do so many Christians seem to struggle anyway? Because they haven’t received revelation of their rights and therefore do not contend for them.
God gave everything He had to redeem mankind from the curse. When we receive only part of His sacrifice, it’s an insult to Him. Your redemption from every part of the curse was already paid in full. It doesn’t stop at salvation. Jesus came that you might have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). An abundant life isn’t full of misery and lack—it’s full of life and BLESSING!
When you understand the full meaning of Resurrection Sunday and what Jesus accomplished on the cross, you’ll never take Communion the same way again. When He said, “It is finished,” your debt was paid in full. The curse lost all power and authority in your life the moment you were born again. Don’t waste another moment living like you haven’t been redeemed. You are redeemed! And every benefit that comes with it is yours—all thanks, glory and honor be to our Lord Jesus Christ forevermore.
Watch Kenneth Copeland teach you how Jesus paid for every part of THE BLESSING for you to enjoy.
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