“Because he hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead” – Acts 17:31
LIGHT FOR NOW: The assurance of our faith is in the resurrection of Christ from the dead.
The assurance of our Christian faith is the resurrection from the dead by Jesus Christ, through the power of the Spirit of God. It is the resurrection of Christ from the dead that gave birth to the church, the Christian faith. And it is by the same resurrection power that we all have the boldness to profess our faith in God. If Christ had not risen from the dead, our faith would have been in vain. That is why 1 Corinthians 15:15-17 says, “Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain, ye are yet in your sins”. The assurance of the forgiveness of sins is a product of the resurrection of Christ from the dead. For if Christ is not risen, “Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished…. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept” (1 Corinthians 15:18-20).
Also, Romans 7:4 says, “Wherefore, my brethren, ye are also become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruits unto God”. Therefore, beloved, nothing is permitted to remain dead in and around your life. The resurrection of Christ from the dead has brought about life in every aspect of your life. This is the assurance of your Christian faith.
INSTRUCTION: Assure your hearts in the finished work of Christ on the Cross.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for resurrection power of Christ which is the assurance of my faith, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: You are a product of resurrection.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ACTS CHAPTER 3; EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 6