The Reason for the Resurrection - Joseph Prince Daily Devotional (April-04-2022)

Sunday, 03 April 2022 23:19

Joseph Prince (April-04-2022) Daily Devotional: The Reason for the Resurrection

[Jesus] was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. Romans 4:25

The Bible tells us that Christ was delivered up for our sins and raised from the dead for our justification. You may already know why Jesus died for our sins but do you know the significance of God raising Him from the dead?

Let me give you an illustration to help you understand the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.

Let’s say that you are living in a foreign country. One day, you happen to break a major rule of the land. You appeal to the king for mercy. He says, “A rule is a rule. I cannot bend the rule for you. What will others say about my integrity? However, if you can find a substitute to take your punishment—three months in jail—I will allow it.”

By God’s grace, you find a willing substitute. He goes to prison on your behalf and you don’t see him for some time. Days, weeks, and months pass by.

Now, how or when will you know that your crime has been fully paid for? When will you be able to rest easy regarding your crime? It is when you see your substitute walking free again!

When you see him out of prison, you will know that the sentence has been fully served. You will know that you are now justified and no one can bring a charge against you for your old crime. No longer will you be afraid of the king or his guards coming after you because you know that the one who was punished in your place is now walking free.

Beloved, Jesus, your substitute, paid the debt you could not pay. On the cross, He bore the sins of your entire life. God put it all on Jesus and then He punished Jesus for every single one of those sins until He was fully satisfied. And because He was so pleased with what Jesus had done, He raised Him from the dead.

Today, Jesus’ tomb remains empty. He is not there for He has risen! His resurrection and empty tomb will forever be our assurance that we have been fully justified. You no longer have to be afraid of God judging you for your sins. His justice is on your side today!

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4 comments

  • Comment Link Gaba Bapi Thursday, 07 April 2022 08:24 posted by Gaba Bapi

    Glory be to God, I was carrying a huge load, after listening to the word , I felt different,

  • Comment Link Awo Monday, 04 April 2022 18:07 posted by Awo

    I am glad Jesus Christ paid for my sins on the Cross. I used to be sin-concious because I didn't understand the finished work of Christ.

  • Comment Link Lenyora Tuesday, 06 April 2021 14:44 posted by Lenyora

    I happened to get your book online the power to right believing. It is doing wonders to my life. I only started but it's so helpful. Thank you pastor for all your sermons I pray that God strengthens you more to bless more people. My only prayer is that I want to be rooted in knowledge and faith of Christ only

  • Comment Link ANYANG  SIMON TEBI Sunday, 04 April 2021 08:43 posted by ANYANG SIMON TEBI

    I need the morning devotional

Joseph Prince

Joseph Prince (born 15 May 1963, Singapore) is the senior pastor of New Creation Church in Singapore, one of Asia's biggest churches. He was one of the church's founders in 1983.

Joseph Prince, the son of a Sikh priest of Indian origin and a Chinese mother, spent his primary school years in Perak, Malaysia.

Prince changed his birth name to Joseph Prince during his previous occupation as an IT consultant.

Prince has been ...

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