DAILY DEVOTIONApril 2nd, 2019
THE RESURRECTION PROVES AT LEAST TWO THINGS
By Pastor Wilberforce Bezudde
1. God accepted the sacrifice of His son
This is easily understood because the veil (curtain) of the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom. But the ultimate proof of the finished work of Christ on the cross is His resurrection. If Jesus did not resurrect, all He did on the cross would be in vain. But the blessed truth is, Christ resurrected from the dead.
The temple had three main parts: the courts, the holy place (where only the priests could enter), and the most Holy place (where only the high priest could enter, only once a year to atone for the sins of the nation).
The curtain separating the Holy place from the most Holy place was torn in two at the moment of the death of Christ, symbolizing that the barrier between God and humanity was removed. Matthew 27:51 says; “Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split”.
Now everyone is free to approach God because of Christ’s sacrifice for our sins. We find this in Hebrews 10:19-20, the word of God says that; “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh”.
2. Christ’s resurrection is called the “firstfruits” of those who are dead, and Christ’s resurrection means that we too will be raised from the dead.
We see this in 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 where it says; “but now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive”.
I am permanently forgiven and accepted by God. I am the righteousness of God. The veil (barrier) that was between my Heavenly Father and I was torn in two; now I have free access to the Father in the most Holy place. I have the life-giving Spirit living in me. Because Jesus lives, I shall also live. I walk in union with Jesus; I shall experience His supernatural blessing, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.