Has Been in a Has Not World
I Corinthians 15:16-20 Paul writes, For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised,
There are folks all around you and me, every day, who view the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in a has not fashion. If the dead are not raised. If Christ has not been raised. Many are Christians who say, there is no hope for me concerning this set of circumstances. I cannot work my way through this dilemma, this illness. Paul writes to the Corinthian church that if the Son of God our faith would be worthless and we would still be hopelessly lost in our sins.
But notice the Easter Sunday crescendo on earth and in heaven Paul proclaims when he writes, But now Christ has been raised from the dead! Dear Christian believer, you are indwelt by the Spirit of the living God! The Bible says you can do all things through Christ who has empowered you with the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. The historical fact is, the resurrection of Jesus was the Amen approval of God to the cross event! Invite God today to transform your has not into has been!
Hallelujah! He is Risen, as He said He would!