Something to think about.
He is Risen, Really?
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6 (KJV)
These words “He is risen” have changed the course of history yet we miss or maybe don’t appreciate the present. We may get all caught up in the implications of these words. The miracle of resurrection is so amazing we are taken aback by the occurrence. So, do we miss the most essential reality of the event? The most important fact of the event is that Christ is alive.
He was alive after the resurrection, and He has not died. He is alive today. We behave as if we serve a God of the past. We must come into this time, into today, and embrace the fact that God is alive. The Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are alive and active today. God has never suggested we deal with a God of the past.
The reason the church has lost ground in portions of the world is that we have preached a God of the past. The God of Abraham, Moses, and Jacob, a God of Peter Paul and James, a God of the Apostles. It is good to know where our faith comes from. What these people have to teach us is invaluable, but the truth is we need a God that is alive. We have failed to preach the God of Ruben, Jose, and Sam. We don’t preach the God of Sally, Jessica, Kim. It is time for us to stop pointing our fingers at the TD Jakes, Brian Houston, Joel Osteen, Joyce Myers, as the go-to people of the gospel. They have been gifted by God to do what they do. But the gospel, the good news was not solely entrusted to them. As a matter of fact, they are not and never will be the front line of the advancement of the gospel. That responsibility is left to us, the Sally’s, Ruben’s Jose’s and Kim’s. The advancement of the gospels does not depend on the Ph.D.’s the seminary professors the degreed academics of our culture. It depends on our interaction with the living God.
Jesus is alive and to put it bluntly what has He done for you lately? You may correctly say Jesus is not your sugar daddy. He does not exist to give you, you’re the petty desires. But he did say, 10 The thief cometh not but to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10: 10 Christ came to give us abundant life. To accomplish that He must be alive and active in your life.
What has he done for me lately, He has given me this revelation I am sharing with you. Our God is alive and we His people must acknowledge and turn to Him if we want to see the Majesty of His will. There is nothing more important to this world at this time than a vibrantly living God. He can only be displayed when we His people testify to what He is doing today, now in our lives. The world needs a God that is alive active and loving, and He can only be seen in the lives of living breathing people. History is history, and as great as the history of the resurrection is, God wants us to share with the world a living God. But that only comes through His people testifying to His work being done in our lives.