How it all played out - The Epic that overcomes Death

Our mimi enactment of the grand plan of salvation

 

Observations from the ground  on the floor

Because sin is the cause of death, sin then is the enemy to be overcome

The essence of sin is rebellion, ego worship, pride and deeds to match

 

 

Observations by Godhead  high up

God in love and justice plans to reverse the consequence of sin/death

Christ agrees to stand in as perfect sacrifice

 

All say   STOP : are you qualified to save?

 

Does Christ qualify as Saviour?  

As deity He has unlimited capacity to bear sin from limited finite beings

As sinless being He is qualified to be an offering (via a virgin birth)

As love personified, He is willing to give His life for us

As Son of God He can lead many sons/daughters to Glory and be their righteousness

 

 

The upshot of Golgotha 

This event enables Gods justice to be appeased - people can be justified (made clean)

Our Redemption was forged on the inter-spiritual platform that was Golgotha 

Its currency is valid in all spiritual realms

 

 

Result on the ground 

Anyone coming as a repentant sinner to the cross finds sin washed away - welcomed by a holy God

The sinner no longer guilty - now all wrapped up in Christ and His righteousness

At our physical death we will be re-bodied for the eternal state

 

 

Narrator 

The shed blood of Christ then actually removes our sin

Death cannot hold us in fear - we’re no longer guilty of inherent sin

Christ has won the battle 

 

 John resumes speaking here

How can we live triumphant lives and overcome death?

 

72.04  . . . August takes me to world average life expectancy!

! can contract any number of diseases on top of the mild cancer I already have

Traveling anywhere carries risks

I have gallstones, a collapsed neck, asthma, hypertension, a consultant referral for knee replacement

Along with creeping arthritis 

Any kind of accident could occur 

I am at an increasing risk of death . . . . but not really

 

My soul has already died to sin - has been newborn - Justified by Gods grace - I am alive to God

So one half will not suffer death

 

My body that carries the marks of sin and age will die - only to be resurrected in newness of eternal life 

Death being an entrance into the heavenly realm - I will pass through gates of splendour

 

As Job ‘I know that my redeemer lives’    -  Life, life in Christ is triumphant over death 

Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which  is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

A big question: do you feel to be ‘more than a conqueror’ are you confident that you are ‘in Christ’

 

Saved to be with Jesus.  To be united in the love of God

The certainty is that the bliss of heaven is being with Christ - other elements of heaven are conjecture

 

Triumphant life is fellowship with Christ for he has overcome death