Inside of Jesus’ tomb

10 Personal Benefits of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead – 1 Peter 1:3 ESV  

Introduction: What is Anastasis?

Jesus’ cross

So, what is “anastasis”? Pronounced: ah-NAH-stah-sis, it is the underlying NT Greek word used in our verse above (1 Peter 1:3), and it may be the most powerful word in Christianity regarding our salvation. It is translated, “resurrection.”  The word resurrection has its origins in Late Latin from the verb resurgere, meaning, “rise again.”

Nice word; however, I really like this powerful word and its literal meaning. The Greek word in the New Testament text, anastasis, is composed of two Greek words: stand (stasis) and up (ana): yes, literally meaning “to stand up.”

You probably thought the resurrection was just speaking of Jesus Christ coming back to life. Yes, indeed He has, but this phrase also means that He literally walked out from being surrounded by dead corpses, dead people – the dead!

I really love the literal idea of Jesus Christ out from among dead folks. The fact that He walked out ALIVE from the surrounding dead corpses gives us the powerful, living, joyful, and confident hope spoken of in this beautiful verse. It is through this hope that we experience God’s gift of eternal life; enjoying a taste of it now and a continuous eternally bubbling flow into the ages to come.

Oh, Praise God for that!

cross with thorn crown

10 Personal Benefits of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

See the listing below for the 10 Benefits of Jesus’ resurrection.  Read, ponder, meditate, and even apply it personally when you can:

Thus, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the great capstone of our faith and the bountiful hope of our future. May you be blessed as you read and meditate upon these 10 wonderful personal benefits. And may this Post-Resurrection Reflection remind us always of the many benefits we enjoy in the salvific work of Christ.

Dr. Hammonds is Director of Discipleship for West Angeles COGIC, under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr.  He is a New Testament Greek Trainer and Motivator, and a noted Christian Educator in the African American Church Community. He is the author of a motivational wealth-building commentary for Christian ‘solopreneurs’ and success-minded individuals entitled, ‘God Wants You To Be Wealthy (How to Release the Wealth Builder Within)’.

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