Prayer for Today – 02/04/20

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

A new resurrection for those who believe.

Let’s pray what the resurrection will do during the Easter.

The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is the provision that guarantees we will not be sent to eternal damnation, but to a wonderful eternal life. The resurrection of Jesus Christ bodily form, from the grave, is a pledge and a promise to all who believe in Him that we too will also be raised in bodily form to enter in to the eternal bliss and the joy of heaven in the presence of God everlastingly, serving, worshipping and being completely satisfied.

The resurrection is of such significance, it dominates the New Testament, and particularly dominates the preaching of the gospel that begins early in the book of Acts and runs all the way through the New Testament. The resurrection is not just a feature of Christianity, it is the essential truth. The whole point of the gospel is to rescue people from hell so that they can go to heaven. The whole point of the gospel is to be delivered from judgement into eternal blessing. The resurrection then is not the epilogue, it’s not some kind of postscript on the end of our Lord’s life. It is the goal of His life, the high point of the gospel. The resurrection is the divine interpretation of the death of Christ, Easter interprets Good Friday. The resurrection is the divine vindication of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross, the benefits of that sacrifice begin to be gathered at the resurrection, Christ being the first fruits. The resurrection guarantees our resurrection!

Prayer for today

Father, we thank you that you are the resurrection and the life. As we prepare to celebrate Easter, next week, we pray for a resurrected life and that many, during this period will come to Christ. We know Christ in this reason for the season and so we pray many will know Christ as their personal Saviour. Amen!

Pastor Jim