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The Power of the Empty Tomb

Updated: Nov 1, 2022

Unlimited Power is available!

If your oil well runs dry, your income takes a big hit! If your water well runs dry, you get thirsty! If your gas tank runs dry, you are on the side of the road. An empty clip means no final shot at that big bull!

Empty coffee cups are of no use. But an Empty Tomb, now that is something powerful and necessary for a full life!

In life, though, we usually need a power source to keep things moving ahead. Fuel prices, propane, natural gas, gasoline, and diesel have gone up. We need an energy source to run the world; our physical lives depend on having a power source for heating, cooking, and transportation.

People used to say we were running out of oil, but facts do not support that claim. We choose not to use our resources, and there is a price to pay at the pump and in political arenas.

It is the same thing in the spiritual arena. We have an unlimited amount of power to live a full life, but we choose not to. The power does not come from an empty tomb, but from what that empty tomb points to A LIVING JESUS!!

We Experienced Record High Pump Prices – O’ Lord, Comfort My Soul with Your Word!

We celebrated Easter a few months ago, but this message is an excellent reminder now! It’s not about the high prices at the pump; this reminder is the Resurrection of Christ! We remembered an empty tomb, but really, it is a Living Savior we celebrate throughout the year! Looking at the meaning of Easter months later is a refreshing reminder of God’s plan of salvation for the world if they believe and receive him in light of the ongoing moral decay and problems that seem to be escalating worldwide.

Easter is one of the most profound and misapplied days of the year! I think Easter and Christmas compete for the top spot. I make that charge against the world and the “church.” The world commercializes and denigrates the birth and Resurrection. The church, or a good majority of its people, makes it a religious show of how righteous they are.

I think it (the commercialization) is more than what we imagine. To me, Easter, the empty tomb, the resurrected Christ, is the Rubicon of the Faith and Victory! In the halls of heaven, there was never a doubt, but to the world, to Satan, the empty tomb is an irrevocable statement of Christ’s Deity that the power of death and sin is vanquished for all who believe!

The Easter Message is a Powerful Message – The Message of Christ’s Death and Resurrection

It represents the salvation message, the Gospel as Paul defined it in 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4.

Easter Was a Substitution for Sin

Christ died in my place for my sin, and He did it for you too. He paid the penalty that sin demands...death. Mark 10:45.

2 Corinthians 5: 21 and 1 Peter 3:18 He gets our sin, we get his righteousness, we get access to God.

Easter Provides Redemption from Sin

We have been bought out of the cesspool of sin. The price for freedom has been paid.

1 Tim 2:6 says he gave himself as a ransom for all. Hebrews 9:12 says with his own blood; he has gained eternal redemption for those who believe.

Titus 2:14 says this is done so that we might be a pure people zealous for good works!

Easter Reconciles Believing Man to God

2 Corinthians 5:19 says God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself so man can get saved! Don’t misunderstand; people were “saved” before the Resurrection, but it is the death of Christ that paid for their sins...Romans 3: 25. A born-again person need never fear God will kick them to the curb for any reason.

Easter Satisfied God’s Wrath on/towards Sin

This is so important. We cannot do anything to appease God’s wrath or anger towards sin. But Jesus did!

· Are you angry over the sin of the world?

· How about the sin of your neighbor?

· How about your own sin?

Sin resulted in death, in the great flood, murder, abortion, rape, wars, and unspeakable inhumanity. God has every right to be angry with our sin, but Christ took it!

The whole world’s sin is covered; 1 John 2:2 points out by the shed blood of Christ, Romans 3:25.

Easter Judged the Sin Nature That Lives In every man

We are free to live for Jesus; the sinful nature is dead. But we put sin back on which its life is supported by our own choices, and then blame God.

Easter Brought an End To the Law for Righteousness

Colossians 2:14 says it is nailed to the Cross. The Law gave a temporary covering for sin, the blood of Christ eternal. The Law is not ended for sanctification, though we must still live by God’s laws to please him. The Law of Christ that of Grace demands holy living, which means living by His

standards and not our own.

We get angry over high fuel prices. We don’t like it when policymakers decide to leave that oil and gas in the ground and then beg our enemies to sell us what we have chosen not to use. It makes our travel more costly and may even limit what we do.

But Christian, we apply that same policy in our life when we forget all the benefits and power we have at our disposal and settle for living a life that is limited by our choices rather than by the power of the Empty Tomb.

We cannot blame anyone for our being dissatisfied with the Lord if we do not tap into the spiritual reserves found in the Bible, Bible study, communing with fellow believers, etc.

We have victory in Jesus; let us commit to live and like it!

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