Romans 8:11

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Mark 16:1-6

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.  And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Tomorrow is Easter. All the women are putting the final touches on their family’s new coordinating outfits, while the men are focusing on that fabulous Easter dinner that awaits them, and the ministers are preparing for that amazing Easter message. It is a particularly wonderful holiday for the Believer who knows that it is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. We know that Easter is about more than what the world may make it out to be, but what does Easter morning mean to you personally?

Sometimes we lose sight of the real meaning of Easter to ourselves personally, even though we celebrate the holiday as Believers in church. We know what it means and we know what really happened, yet we fail to internalize what it really means deep down in our hearts. Don’t let that happen this Easter.

Easter means that even though I am a regular guy, an average Joe, and that you are an average Jane, a simple woman, He died for us and rose from the dead to grant us the faith to receive our rapture in this age. Even though I have never seen Him, I believe Him. Blessed is he who has not seen, yet believes. Easter means that I have the faith to fight another day by the power of His resurrection, because the power of His resurrection not only cleansed me, but keeps me, fights with me, and is leading me home.

Easter means that the very deep homesickness within your heart and soul for your real home will one day be quenched when He calls for your body to be changed in the moment in the twinkling of an eye. Easter means that we have hope, but it is more than hope, it is faith. Easter assures us of where we were, where we are now, and where we are going as His Bride.

What does Easter mean for you? If you are not ready to meet the Lord, then I urge you to make yourself ready in the presence of God. If you are ready, I implore you to help those who are not.

Let Easter really mean something to you personally. Don’t let this Easter go by without really knowing in your heart what it means to you personally. Rest assured that Easter means the same Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead will also quicken you.

58-0406S - “I Know My Redeemer Liveth”

That first view of Easter made a prophet scream. And the thunders roared and the lightnings flashed. He saw Easter his first time. When did he see it? Not when he had his—his well-groomed clothes on, not when he had his hair combed, perhaps, to the dot, not when he was enjoying the very best of health, but when he was in trouble. When he was laying in trouble at the hour and almost of his death, that's when he saw Easter. That's where he saw the first resurrection. Oh, it's been similar to you and I. It's been when we laid at a altar somewhere until we were ready to die and said, "Lord God, do something for me." It was then that God raised the curtain and we seen Easter. We see Easter, not in a way of theology so much. We never seen Easter as wearing new clothes. We never seen Easter as little rabbits and colored eggs. We see Easter in the power of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. That was the real Easter. And when he screamed, God answered back with fire.

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