We see a movement across our nation to erase God from the hearts and minds of America.
It won’t happen.
The question is why it is so important to non-believers that believers don’t believe.
Why are they threatened by it?
What are they afraid of – if they do not believe God exist – what are they afraid of? What benefit do they get out of saying an apple is not an apple, an orange is not an orange – or that a living God is dead?
They destroy their own theory to say that God is dead – wouldn't they mean that He would have had to live?
Well, this Easter morning, like they said and greeted one another after the Resurrection, disciples all over the world are saying, “He is Risen!" He lives.”
Ask any Christian why they believe Jesus lives; and they will tell you that they know He lives because He lives within their hearts. It is something you have to experience to understand. If you have never tasted ice cream, you cannot phantom what it tastes like.
Psalm 34:8 “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him!”
There may be nothing one can do to influence a non-believer; but there is nothing anyone can do to change the heart of a believer for they have tried God through Christ and they know that they know that they know.
A missionary by the name of Jim Elliott summed it up this way; facing death, he said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose!” The very South American Indians, he went to bless, killed him; but because of his death – the entire village came to know God!” Jim Elliot lives today.
If Your God is dead, try mine. He lives. What are you facing today?
Because He lives I can........fill in the blank
Below you will find the lyrics to a song that says it all; and the video is at the bottom. Sing along with it today to realize the importance of why Jesus lives....He lives within our hearts or He doesn’t.
We don’t know what we will face tomorrow; but we can know that we won’t have to face it alone. Come to Jesus today and all of your tomorrows will be taken care of through Him. Are you weary and heavy burdened? Take it to the Lord in prayer.
“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37
Lord, please touch the hearts of all who will read this message and may they make it their heart’s message. Not a believer? You can be. Check out this site – The Four Spiritual Laws. This will walk you through the most important decision you will ever make in this lifetime.
Because He Lives Lyrics (video below)
God sent his son
They called him Jesus
He came to love
Heal and forgive
He lived and died
To buy my pardon
An empty grave
Is there to prove
My Savior lives
Because he lives
I can face tomorrow
Because he lives
All fear is gone
Because I know
He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because he lives
How sweet to hold
A newborn baby
And feel the pride
And joy he gives
But greater still
The calm assurance
This child can face
Just Because he lives
And then one day
I'll cross the river
I'll fight life's final war with pain
And then as death
Gives way to victory
I'll see the lights
Of glory and I'll know he lives