Some Implications of Jesus Being Raised from the Dead -

1)   Because of Jesus’ resurrection we can be assured that our sins are forgiven. (Romans 4:25)
2)   Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection we can be assured that we too will be raised (1 Cor. 15:20-28).
3)   Since Christ has been raised our preaching is not useless and our faith is not in vain (1 Cor. 15:12-19)
4)   Jesus became Lord of all at the moment of His bodily resurrection (1 Cor. 15:24-28, Acts 2:36, Romans 1:3-4, 10:9, Phil. 2:9-11).
5)   Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection all enemies have become subject to Him and have been or are being defeated by Him (1 Cor 15:28).
6)   Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection a day of judgment is coming in the resurrection of both those who believe and those who don’t (1 Cor. 15:33, 2 Cor. 5:10). 
7)   Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection, the last enemy - death has been defeated (1 Cor 15:26)
8)   Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection complete and utter victory has been won Christ (1 Cor. 15:50-58).
9)   Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection we will be raised in bodies that will not perish.  We will be like Him. (1 Cor. 15:50-58).
10) Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection we are not to lose heart and can live lives now in hope of what is to come.  In other words, the resurrection of Jesus is an indication that this is not all there is.  We can endure, we can suffer, we can persevere because we know in the end we won’t just die. Because God raised Christ, God will raise us (2 Cor. 4:7-5:10).
11) Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection God has given us His Spirit as an indicator of the life to come.  The Spirit is given to us as an eschatological down-payment.  In other words, the spirit of Christ has been given to us as a foretaste of the life to come (2 Cor. 5:5)
12) Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection we can avail ourselves of the power of God in resisting sin and temptation.  This same power is ours.
13) Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection we have a permanent dwelling-place waiting for us (2 Cor. 5:1)
14) Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection we have been and will forever be adopted as God’s sons and daughters (2 Cor. 5:1).
15) Because of the bodily resurrection of Jesus these temporary troubles that vex us are really only light and momentary afflictions.  They will give way to glory that will be revealed at the day of the resurrection.  Death will be swallowed up in life (2 Cor. 5:4).
16) Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection we need not fear death.  This enemy has been overcome.
17) Because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection our lives are now hidden with God in Christ.  In other words, new life, resurrection life, life in the power of the resurrected Jesus is at work in us to transform us and change us into the image of Jesus Christ.  This is great hope for us!  For those of us that our grieved by our own sin there is good news.  Sin is being put to death in us.  The fruit of the Spirit, which is the Spirit given because of Jesus’ bodily resurrection, is being made manifest in us.  When you get discouraged because of your sin remember the Spirit of the resurrected Jesus is at work in you.
18) In the bodily resurrection of Jesus a new day had dawned, a new creation was brought forth. Old things have begun to pass away.

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