Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 85 – THE CRUX OF THE GOSPEL 4

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By Benjamin Nana Amissah Ansah

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Monday 17th April, 2023
THE CRUX OF THE GOSPEL 4
” And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:14 (KJV)
 
When you talk to others about Jesus, and you present Him as a prophet or a good man or even the greatest teacher, you wouldn’t have problem with a lot of people.
One of the things which will agitate or irritate people is the resurrection of Jesus.
From the day Jesus resurrected till today the adversary has not relented in opposing this reality with lies.
The goal of the adversary is to cast doubt into your heart.
However, the goal of the adversary is not to destroy the victory of Jesus. For the victory of Jesus over death is irreversible.
The goal of the adversary is to destroy the evidence of your victory over him in your heart.
We’ve looked at some few items concerning the resurrection of Jesus.
From previous discussions we realised by the Resurrection of Jesus:
1. We are Justified. The testimony of our justification is the resurrection of Jesus.
2. We share in the newness of life.
3. We have received and experienced the immeasurable greatness of God’s power in us.
4. The Word of God is Authenticated.These four items we have looked at are enough evidence that we must uphold the reality of the resurrection of Jesus.These also proves that Jesus did not resurrect for Himself. We are the benefactors of His resurrection.
Let’s look at these other items as well.
5. The Resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of our Present FAITH in Christ Jesus.

Look at the opening verse again:

“and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain [useless, amounting to nothing], and your faith is also vain [imaginary, unfounded, devoid of value and benefit—not based on truth].” 1 Corinthians 15:14 (Amplified).
 
Your faith is founded on the Resurrection of Jesus.
Without His resurrection, your faith which is the absolute confidence and trust in God is empty, worthless and hopeless.
Whenever you hear a teaching or thought which opposes the resurrection of Jesus, then the you must know the goal is to shipwreck your faith in Christ Jesus.
The resurrection of Jesus is the masterstroke in God’s eternal plan. It distinguished the testimony of Jesus from all other men who had walked on the face of the earth, all principalities from eternal past to eternal future.
His death and resurrection shook the heavens. And in His resurrection hades and death trembles at His presence and at His name.
Now we know that our faith has a solid and sure foundation. Our faith is not established on myths and fables.
6. The Resurrection of Jesus is the Living Hope of our Future and the Experience of Immortality
“Celebrate with praises the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has shown us his extravagant mercy. For his fountain of mercy has given us a new life—we are reborn to experience a living, energetic hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1 Peter 1:3 (TPT).
 
This hope is not far from us. It is an experience we have today, because its living and we shall experience its fullness in eternal future.
By His resurrection we have received His eternal life and we have the assurance that this life we have received comes with an inheritance which is indestructible, imperishable, undefiled and unfading. (1 Peter 1:4).
We have this living, energetic assurance and certainty that, what we have received in Christ cannot be imperiled.
Our salvation is secured unto eternity. We have a glorious life to live beyond time. We know that the things in Christ we benefit cannot be limited to time and even this material world.
” And if Christ is not alive, you are still lost in your sins and your faith is a fantasy. It would also mean that those believers in Christ who have passed away have simply perished. If the only benefit of our hope in Christ is limited to this life on earth, we deserve to be pitied more than all others! But the truth is, Christ is risen from the dead, as the first-fruit of a great resurrection harvest of those who have died.”
1 Corinthians 15:17-20 (TPT)
 
Oh glory to God.
Beloved in this living, energetic hope, we have the assurance also of the glorification of our body.
This living hope is not only about the reality that we shall not lose our salvation. It is also about the reality that we shall live forever, (including all who were in Christ that tasted physical death) and our bodies will take on immortality.
 
” For we will discard our mortal “clothes” and slip into a body that is imperishable. What is mortal now will be exchanged for immortality. And when that which is mortal puts on immortality, and what now decays is exchanged for what will never decay, then the Scripture will be fulfilled that says: Death is swallowed up by a triumphant victory!”
 
This is the glorious testimony of the resurrection of Jesus.
This is why I said previously, that the resurrection of Jesus is the unmatched peak in the annals of eternity.
And that in His resurrection, our Lord Jesus, didn’t tiptoe His way out of death as a coward looking for an escape. He defeated the cohorts of death, broke the claws of darkness and walked out of the tomb as the Victorious LORD OF ALL.
Hallelujah.
DIG DEEPER:
(Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 2:7; 2 Corinthians 5:1-9)
 
WE PRAY
Thanking the Lord for the glory and beauty of His resurrection and making us the benefactors of this great feat of victory.
 
BIBLE READING
Day 75: Joshua 20-22
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– My faith is founded on a living hope.
– I have an imperishable, incorruptible inheritance by the resurrection of Jesus
– My faith is not worthless neither is it in vain, because Jesus rose from the dead.
– I am fully persuaded that Jesus died and was raised by the glory of the Father.
– I am also made alive through the resurrection of Jesus.
– I have the capacity to experience immortality through the resurrection of Jesus.
– My faith is on a firm foundation.
OH Hallelujah, GLORY TO GOD!!!

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Sarah Amegavie
Sarah Amegavie
1 year ago

Glory to God. Thank you Jesus for making me a benefactor of your resurrection

Addenilla Ennin
1 year ago
Reply to  Sarah Amegavie

Heyaya shagadababa
I’m a benefactor of the Lord’s resurrection! Yes me!!!!

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 year ago

Thank You Lord for your resurrection power at work….thank You for by your resurrection I have been made alive. I’m therefore fully persuaded that you died and was raised by the glory of the father.

Hallelujah, my faith is on firm foundation

McRich
McRich
1 year ago

This is glorious.

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
1 year ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for this immeasurable inheritance. I am forever saved. Hallelujah!!!!!!

Bernard
Bernard
1 year ago

A fully persuaded that Jesus died and was raised by the Glory of the Father for me..

Last edited 1 year ago by Bernard
Nuel
Nuel
1 year ago

Glorey

I have been called to living and energetic hope through the resurrection of My Saviour Jesus Christ.

Thank You Father

Eyram Amoah
Eyram Amoah
1 year ago

Thank you Lord Jesus
I have what it takes to experience immortality.
My faith is built on a strong foundation.
I have an imperishable inheritance in Christ Jesus.
My faith is not in vain

Addenilla Ennin
1 year ago
Reply to  Eyram Amoah

Hey shagadababaya !!! Ha! The Lord has Inbuked in me his resurrection power hayaya

Sophia Opare
Sophia Opare
1 year ago

Gloreyyy. My Faith is on a firm foundation. My Faith has a sure and solid foundation. My is not established on myths and fables. Oh Thank You Lord Jesus

Addenilla Ennin
1 year ago
Reply to  Sophia Opare

Ha! Firm foundation indeedd

Esther
Esther
1 year ago

I have an imperishable incorruptible inheritance by the resurrection of Jesus Christ! I’m fully persuaded that Jesus Christ died and was and was raised by the glory of God the Father. Oh! Glory to God!

Addenilla Ennin
1 year ago

Ayayaya oh boy!!! The resurrection of Jesus is the unmatched peak in the annals of eternity! This part really did something to me to be honest
No one in eternity has been able to match or comprehend it ! Oh That’s why Paul said ” That I may know him”
It’s very very refreshing and awestrucking
How even the angels cannot comprehend it
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is in itself THE GREATER LIGHT!!!! Shabababa
Because when you think about it..the immeasurable greatness of Gods power being at work in you then you’d really get an idea of the resurrection power of Jesus in you
I used “get an idea” because even scriptures says that the mind cannot even comprehend the power and measure of God
Oh Thank you Jesus!!! Ha! For making us your sons and for your resurrection power that is at work in us
Oh Hallelujah!!!!????????

Bless Adekpe
Bless Adekpe
1 year ago

Ohh glory to God

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

My faith is on a firm foundation.

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