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The Day Changer

Posted by Pastor Dave Johnson on April 17, 2022

The first glorious words heard at the empty tomb are the first words of this Easter message: “He is risen” (Matthew 28:6). The angelic message was certain and most glorious: “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (v. 6). With that said, the Bible also states: “Even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (I Corinthians 15:22). How? Why? The reason is given by the Lord himself: “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die” (John 11:25). Then, Jesus asks the question: “Believest thou this” (v. 25). And that question is also posed to us all: “Do you possess a “liveth and believeth” heart in what Jesus has proclaimed?” If you do as a Bible believer, that changes everything: his resurrected life IN YOU is a day changer, starting now and continues throughout eternity, your eternity. Yes, HE LIVES, and consequently, “Ye shall live also” (John 14:19). Eternal life, yes: “He that hath the Son, hath the life” (I John 5:12). But how about His LIFE ALIVE in us NOW? Can HIS RESURRECTED LIFE in us change everything in us and for us, starting today, to become a DAY CHANGER? Yes, and here’s why: HIS NEW LIFE IN YOU as a Bible transformed believer changes you - powerfully!

The beautiful reality of LIFE given to us by our Resurrected Lord is HIS GIFT OF LIFE - NEW LIFE, HIS. A gift? Yes, indeed! And it is called “His unspeakable gift” and here’s our response: “Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15). Unspeakable, meaning: those who possess IT cannot describe it, or expound on it by putting it into words. And, the Life of Christ within is of One “whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice UNSPEAKABLE (same word) and full of glory” (I Peter 1:8). The gift of LIFE is none other than the Life of Christ, of whom we are now filled with HIS rejoicing, of which we cannot fully comprehend or put it into words, other than that HIS life lived within as being “full of glory.” Now, if the Christian cannot describe the joy of life that the Lord has given him, that is a day changer, and a “tell all” given by the Spirit through HIS WORD of his salvation. His response is a testimony of that day of change: “I’m saved by his power divine, saved to new life sublime! Life now is sweet, and my joy is complete, for I’m saved, saved, saved” (Jack P. Scholfield). New life that comes to the repentant believer through the power of the cross and his resurrected life is indescribable, unspeakable, and full of glory. Now that changes everything, from the old life to the new as Paul proclaims, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). How is this possible? All through the power of the cross and the empty tomb: The Apostle Paul states “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). Want a day changer? Want IT? Then WANT HIM, because HE gives resurrected NEW LIFE: “Repent ye and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15) . Christ died for you, rose for you, and wants to live his resurrected life in you.