Today is April 1st, or what is known as “April Fools Day.” Seeing this, and with Easter, or better yet, Resurrection Sunday right around the corner, I think it’s foolhardy not believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, because it’s the promise of our resurrection. 

Once this life is over, our bodies will go the way of the earth, but our spirits go directly to be with God.

The Bible speaks of this reality through what the Apostle Paul said. 

“For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens … We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:1, 7)

But there is an additional promise that we can also count upon and that is the promise that one day our bodies will reunite with our spirits.

To the Thessalonica church, Paul said, “For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14)

It is what is known as the Rapture as Paul goes on to describe.

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) 

Jesus actually promised this reunion saying, “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:3) 

In fact, this was His promise when He raised Lazarus from the dead.

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26) 

Therefore, let’s be careful how we live, not foolishly, but rather like those who are wise, that is in wisdom. And let’s make the most of the opportunities afforded to us by God, seeing how evil these last days are. And finally, let us not act without thought, and let us not act with malice, but rather let’s understand what the Lord wants us to do (Ephesians 5:15-17).

With Easter right around the corner, start getting ready at Living Waters Fellowship.

This Sunday, April 3rd – “Rolling Stones”

Next Sunday, April 10th – “A Resurrected Greeting”

Easter Sunday, April 17th – “The Resurrection Difference”

 

Dennis Lee is the Senior Pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West First South, Mesquite, NV., behind ACE Hardware. 

Wednesday Evening Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies begins at 6 p.m. The Women’s Bible Study is looking at the letters of John, and the Men’s Bible study is looking the Life of David.

Our services can be watched live or at a time best suited for your needs on our YouTube Channel “Mesquite NV Living Waters Fellowship,” or on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Living-Waters-Fellowship-Mesquite-Foursquare-Church-323286096181/ 

May the Lord bless, and we look forward to seeing you.

6 thoughts on “Our Promised Resurrection

  1. This gives me so much comfort and is a reminder to me, though I am absolutely grateful and blessed for God’s healing of both Ken and I, Ken being the most recent with his fall at work and God’s healing and protection over him when it could have been so much worse, I am reminded that the greatest healing we will ever receive is that of our souls and the promise that God gives to all of us who receive Jesus as our Savior and Lord. That is the day we look forward to the most is seeing the very face of the One who redeemed us, Jesus and being in our glorified bodies as we worship Him for all eternity.

    1. Debbie, what a great day that will be when we see the Lord Jesus face to face. Glad to know Ken is doing so well. Take care and God bless

  2. This article so succinctly put together what resurrection Sunday means to me and my family.

    1. Look forward to celebrating with the family. Wish you guys were here. Take care my friend and God bless.

    1. The resurrection of Jesus is a message that we all need, a message of our own resurrection. Thank you my friend and God bless.

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