Encourage Others by Making a Difference
By Tony Evans
Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57
As Jesus hung on the cross at Calvary, He took on our sin debt to redeem us from the law. His death satisfied God’s divine law and overcame the problem of sin and the condemnation of death. When God looks at us, He sees only the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.
All the sin of the world for all time—every millennium, every age—was placed on the person of Jesus Christ at Calvary. When Jesus rose from the dead, He was victorious over sin and death, destroying the power that death held over us.
From the moment of His resurrection, Jesus has shared this victory with all who believe in Him. This victory is a gift of grace. God forgives the sins of everyone who accepts His Son as Lord and Savior.
Every believer can live in great anticipation of spending eternity in the presence of our Lord because of the victory of Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection. If you’re a believer in Christ, you have a glorious eternal tomorrow that ought to affect your today. If you forget that Jesus is coming back, you are going to live as if He’s not. I encourage you to remember His victory and His return so that you will live in the light of it now.