THE STANDARD: HE IS RISEN! What we believe about this event defines us. It defines EVERYTHING!
2 All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart [He sets the standard]. 3 And, to do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
If we believe that Jesus is who He says He is–
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13
And believe that He did what He said He did–
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, Revelation 1:5
And believe that He will do what He promised He would do–
“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done [with the knowledge of Me].” Revelation 22:12
Then we will allow Him to guide us by His In-dwelling Spirit ALL THE TIME! We don’t get the option of holding a final opinion on a subject; He does! We are to check with Him on ALL things. Why? Because all of our filters run through the flesh.
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by [our] evil desires. 2 Peter 1:4
Let’s celebrate our Risen LORD today with other believers. He is RISEN! He is RISEN, indeed!