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The Author of Life

Acts 3:13  The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.

14 But you denied the holy and righteous One and asked that a man who was a murderer be granted to you;

15 And the Author of life you killed, whom God has raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.

 

The Apostle Peter in speaking the rich gospel of Christ to the Jews spoke of him being the Author of Life.  I have been enjoying this title of the Lord all week.  Wow, He is the very Author of life.  That word means the originator  author, origin or chief captain.  The Jews had the Author of life crucified yet God raised him from the dead!  How awesome is that!

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Christ, Gospel, Life

 

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The Raised and Exalted Jesus

Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered and said, It is necessary to obey God rather than men.

30 The God of our fathers has raised Jesus, whom you slew by hanging Him on a tree.

31 This One God has exalted to His right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

32 And we are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.

God has raised Jesus from the dead!  He is  not in the tomb!  He is alive and well!  Men, even religious men, tried to put him away for good.  Philippians 2:8 says that he humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death and that the death of a cross.  Therefore God highly exalted him!  And now he is at highest place in the universe!

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2012 in Christ, God, Gospel

 

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The Resurrection and the Life

John 11:17 Then when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days.

18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about fifteen stadia away.

19 And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.

20 Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him; but Mary sat in the house.

21 Then Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.

23 Jesus said to her, Your brother will rise again.

24 Martha said to Him, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection in the last day.

25 Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes into Me, even if he should die, shall live;

26 And every one who lives and believes into Me shall by no means die forever. Do you believe this?

 

 

The Lord Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life!  What is the difference between the two?  Resurrection implies death and that there has been some attack.  If there is no death there can be no resurrection.   So Lazarus dying afforded the Lord the opportunity to reveal himself as the resurrection life!  There will be a resurrection in the future as a promise.  But what the Lord was trying to tell Mary was that he presently “IS” resurrection.  Resurrection is a person!  Christ himself!  Even before he was crucified.  Simply amazing!

 

 

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in Christ, Gospel

 

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The Second Birth of Christ: In Resurrection

Romans 1:1 Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, a called apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

2 Which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,

3 Concerning His Son, who came out of the seed of David according to the flesh,

4 Who was designated the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness out of the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;

*Also see Acts 13:33, Psalm 2:7 for additional references.

Hope everyone had a great weekend during the holiday festivities.  Traditionally around this time of year we normally focus on the birth of Christ.  But I would like to call your attention to the second birth of Christ according the Word of God.  Christ actually had two births.  The first birth is in his humanity to bring God into man. The second birth happened after his crucifixion and during his resurrection.  In which his crucified humanity was begotten of God and brought into his divinity.  This is why Romans says that he was designated the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness out of the resurrection of the dead Jesus Christ our Lord!  He was already the only begotten Son of God.  But after incarnation, crucifixion and resurrection he had put on human flesh which needed to be processed according to his eternal purpose.  This is also why the bible calls him the Firstborn Son of God! (Rom. 8:29, Heb. 1:6).  

 

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