Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P7 (11-30-21)
What is the Meaning of the Resurrection?
Many times a person will tell you that the meaning of Jesus’ death on the cross was for forgiveness, but when you ask a person the meaning of the resurrection of Jesus, they are likely to give you a blank look on their face. They may say that was what verified that He died on the cross for our sins, yet they don’t have a clue what His resurrection life is all about.
Salvation is life. And, if indeed Christ is not raised from the dead, then our faith is worthless. The resurrection is key for LIFE. The death of Jesus did not provide life. Jesus death provided forgiveness but the resurrected life brings life to you and me through faith in Him.
1 Corinthians 15:17
17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.
17 Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”
10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to teach the world.
7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
The Holy Spirit convinces the world three things; sin, righteousness and judgement. Sin is unbelief in Jesus. This is the root of all sin. Righteousness is showing that He alone is the righteous one. Only God is righteous. Man doesn’t have any righteousness in and of himself. Jesus is our righteousness. And, in regards to judgement because the devil now stands condemned and the devil will continue doing what he has done since the garden of Eden (trying to convince you that you know better than God).
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”
The Holy Spirit will guide you on all truth. The Holy Spirit does not speak for Himself. The Holy Spirit speaks what is from Jesus. The Holy Spirit gave the Apostles the promises of was yet to come. Now we are given the same Holy Spirit and the word of God to make known what has come. The Holy Spirit testified that Jesus came and that He will live in you.
8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in a Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.