Luke 24:1-6 – The Resurrection and the Life

Luke 24:1-6
1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

Revelation 1:17-18

17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27)  If you really think about it, anyone could die for the sins of mankind; that would be as simple as a good intention and the commitment to see it through.  It’s the getting back up that would be the hard part for the rest of us.  Not for Jesus, though, He did what no one else could do in that he laid down His life and then had power to take is up again. (John 10:18)  Jesus’ resurrection is our evidence that His sacrifice was accepted and that He really does have power over life and death; Him alone.  No one else has ever or will ever be a Savior to lost souls; no one else could.  If our hope was attached to anyone or anything less than God Himself, we would all have cause to doubt; but it was God Himself- and nothing is too hard for Him.

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