Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”
And they remembered His words. Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened. – Luke 24:1-12 (NKJV)
Praise God for the Cross, for in that sin was conquered.
Praise God for the Resurrection, for in that death was defeated.
Everything Jesus said and did during His earthly sojourn led to this moment. It was all about the agony of death and separation followed by the glory of resurrection and reunion. He did it all. He fulfilled the Law. He lived perfectly. He made the way.
He is the way.
Jesus “disarmed principalities and powers…made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15, NKJV). He is completely and utterly victorious. Jesus, “after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:12, NKJV). The work is done.
It is finished.
He is alive.
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