Receiving God’s Grace
Jan 24 – Feb 3
The Ultimate Triumph
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 02/03/21
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the ultimate atonement for the sins of mankind. Whatever skeletons are in your closet, whatever dark secrets are in your memory, whatever past is shaming and condemning you, whatever memory is tormenting you—Jesus Christ offers forgiveness and redemption. Because Jesus rose victoriously from the dead, God assures you that by His death on the cross, your sins can be forgiven. The resurrection assures you of God’s power—power to illuminate and transform your heart. Power to open your eyes to receive the Truth. Power to change you from a selfish person to a selfless person.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ changes people, bringing them from spiritual death to life. Because of the resurrection, hatred can be turned into love, despair into rejoicing, defeat into victory. And it assures you of your ultimate triumph. When you place your faith in the risen Christ, comfort and assurance of the future are yours. You will be given a body like His resurrection body. You will spend eternity with Him.
Jesus came to earth in human form, and one day, He will return with spectacular magnificence to bring history to its fulfillment in eternity.
Not only will He raise the dead, but He will make all things new. Jesus’ resurrection is a pledge of salvation and complete redemption to all who surrender to Him—who dwell under the shadow of His wings, who ask for and receive His forgiveness, and who place Him at the center of their lives.
Prayer: God, thank You for the promise of resurrection. Thank You that I experience new life even now. I trust You for that day when all will be made new. Your mercy and goodness lift me up. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7).