Sunday, Christians will be celebrating their risen Saviour Jesus Christ and His triumph over the grave, death, and hell. No other death in human history was as important as His, for His death alone brought forth eternal life to all those who put their faith and trust in Him.
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” Romans 5:7-11 KJV.
It is a wonderful thing to be saved from eternal damnation and free from the power of sin! However, Jesus Christ didn’t die for that purpose only. Jesus Christ came to give us new life through him. Look at 2 Corinthians 5:15 KJV, “And that he died for all that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.” We are not to live for ourselves any longer. We are to live for Him-the One who died for us.
Have you died to yourself? Are you living for Jesus Christ or for yourself? Will you let the Holy Spirit search your heart to see if you are willing to walk in the same life-giving death?