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Wonderful Resurrection

There have been many events in the history of this world that are important and significant. Not everybody comes from a Christian perspective, so some might say that the most important events in history are the two world wars or perhaps the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This is not the case, however, when you look at history through the spectacles of God’s word. When history is viewed properly, the conclusion one comes to is that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most wondrous and joyful occasion in all history, and thus the most important and significant.

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

Sons of me and angels say: Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heavens and earth reply: Alleluia!

 

The significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ for the Christian believer is such that it directly changes the way one looks at the world. The world is a fallen, sinful, dark, scary place for all mankind if it is abandoned and left to itself. But this is not the case. Jesus Christ came down from heaven, was incarnated into human flesh, died on the cross, paying the penalty for the sins of all of his people, and then conquered death in one swift, powerful blow when he sprang out of the grave. When one takes into consideration the sheer magnitude of the task that Christ accomplished for his people, it causes a thrill of excitement to jump down his spine. Jesus conquered the sins of every one of his people throughout all of history. That is a lot of people! On top of that, each one of those people sinned so much that the number is almost infinite. It almost seems that Christ paid the price for an infinite amount of infinities of sins, and then he arose from the grave, demonstrating the complete victory he had won.

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

The significance of this victory is for all of God’s chosen people whom he loves. All of those who in God’s eyes are now without sin as a result of Christ’s work on the cross benefit from this extraordinary miracle. Even the angels rejoice at this act because God is glorified, and that is really the purpose of all things. God used angels to assist in Christ’s birth by way of announcement to the shepherds (“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14). When Christ arose, God used the angels to explain to the disciples who came to Jesus’ tomb that he was risen, because the disciples did not yet fully understand (“Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen” Luke 24: 5–6). The angels rejoice in that work because they are accomplishing God’s will, and for the angels who are not tainted with sin, that is all that they want to do. The same is true for regenerated believers according to the new man.

Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia!

Imagine that a track runner just won a gold medal at the Olympics. The result of his feat of physical prowess would earn him honor and respect from people of all nations. Now take that honor and respect and amplify it an infinite amount of times. That is the amount of honor and respect that Christians owe to Jesus, who conquered death. “Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.” (Psalm 150: 6) Give him praise and honor, and worship him because he alone is worthy of worship. Jesus Christ is the savior of his people who were fallen in sin, deserving of death, and totally helpless. That is something worth giving all the recognition in the world to.

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Christ’s work was so wonderful that even the elements of the creation rejoice at his victory. Even the ground, trees, birds, and beasts recognize him as Lord of all. “The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.” (Psalm 65: 13) To draw the attention even of the creation itself, Christ’s work on the cross and his completion of that work in his resurrection must have had to be a work of all importance and significance.

Sing, ye heaven and earth reply: Alleluia!

Jesus Christ arose from the grave. The head of the serpent is crushed, death and sin are defeated, and the people of God are merited salvation purely of God’s wonderful grace. Sing loud praises and alleluias! Bow before your Lord, children of God, and worship him.

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heavens and earth reply: Alleluia!