It was Good Friday. . .as I sought the Lord about my Easter Sunday night teaching here at Triumphant Life Church.
I was led to 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 in the King James Version which says:
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
As I was meditating on this scripture. . .I felt the Lord leading me to write on this passage. At first, I wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted me to write about.
Did He want me to write about how Resurrection Sunday should be celebrated 52 weeks a year?
Did God want me to remind everyone that He is the greatest giver? That He gave us His only begotten Son that we might have eternal and abundant life?
Did He want me to remind everyone that He allowed the birth, life, death, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus because “. . .He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.” 1 Corinthians 15:20 NLT
But then, at His urging, I looked up the words “. . .in Christ shall all be made alive”in the Strong’s Concordance.
What does it mean to be alive? Is it just the opposite of being dead?