What Does It Mean?

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on April 5, 2015
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Historical record of the resurrection - Matthew 28:1- 4; John 20:4 -17; Luke 24:1- 45; John 20:25 - 29; Matthew 28:17 - 20; John 21:14 - 17; 1 Corinthians 15:4 - 8; and Acts 3:1 - 11

Three great victories with Jesus’ resurrection:

• Attained victory in the spiritual realm
• Freed humanity from the slavery of sin and death
• Ensured God’s purpose of the ages will be achieved

Victory in the spiritual realm, Colossians 2:15:

From Genesis 3 until the cross, Satan had the possibility of winning the spiritual warfare enabling him to remain the god of the world for eternity. When he killed Jesus, he thought he had accomplished his purpose but really facilitated his eternal defeat and God’s ultimate victory.

2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 6:12; Hebrews 2:14; John 12:31; Ephesians 4:8: and 1 Peter 3:22

John 12:31 - Before Jesus, the devil operated in the world almost completely undetected without any resistance.

Freed humanity from the slavery of sin

Colossians 1:13 and 14 - We are rescued from the power of darkness.

Colossians 2:10-15; Romans 6:1-12 - Jesus was our substitute, and we are connected with him in the victory over sin. We are freed from sin. We are no longer slaves of sin.

Romans 8:28-39 - We overwhelmingly conquer.

Ensured God’s purpose of the ages, His dream fulfilled

Colossians 1:15-23; Ephesians 3:8-12 - God will have a family to live with Him eternally.

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