Summary: The King who rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, was enthroned on a Cross on Friday, and is also the King,Resurrected
Behold, Your Resurrected King
Romans 1: 1 “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God-- 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, 4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. 5 Through him and for his name's sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. 6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. 7 To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Resurrection Sunday! Resurrection Day! Resurrection! Physically we haven't experienced it, although many of us have experienced it in a spiritual sense: We know that THROUGH “resurrection” is transformation: We have been raised from being “dead in sin” and dead to God BECAUSE of sin, to being alive in Jesus Christ, hearts that have been washed clean by the Holy Spirit on account of Christ’s sacrifice FOR SIN. We have been transformed from being a sinner and rebel AGAINST God, to being a saint devoted TO GOD
In the Greek, “Anastasis” is the word translated as "resurrection”. The name, and its male counterpart, were often given to Greek children born around December 22 or around Easter during the early days of Christianity, signifying that a “NEW BIRTH” had occurred. In 2008, “Anastasia” was the most popular name given to girls born that year, in all places, Moscow. LOOK! A NEW BIRTH.
Only King Jesus has the authority to bring Life from death.
Resurrection is more than “just” coming back to life—that was an Old Testament and Greek understanding: that resurrection was like resuscitation or restoration. “Resurrection” to Jesus and New Testament believers begins now and lasts forever! It is a radical transformation. When Lazarus was raised from the dead, he was raised from the dead, he was resuscitated. He was brought back to ordinary, physical life——Later on he died again. Lazarus’ resurrection was a sign by Jesus that Jesus indeed was the Savior who had the power over death to eternal life.
He claimed it by the tomb of Lazarus, but PROVED IT BY walking out of His Grave and leaving His grave clothes behind. No one had to UNWRAP Jesus like they had to do with Lazarus. Jesus did not need any help in being raised from the dead.
Only HE TRULY RESURRECTS people because He IS the resurrection and the Life!
Look at Romans 1:3-4 again , Paul refers to God's gospel "regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord." Literally translated, that last phrase is "by resurrection of the dead." LISTEN: