L. A. Marzulli
1 Cor 15: 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.
For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.
Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.
I lost two friends this week, Wayne Kendall – who was also my first mentor in the Christian faith – and Andy Radford, Host of the Edge Am – see link below. Death is never convenient and the sting of it reminds us that at some point in the future we will all pass that way. Everything that has breath on this planet at some point succumbs to it. No one lives forever and the wealth and possessions that we accumulate will be left to another. We come into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing.
As the verses tell us above, if there is no resurrection from the dead then everything is useless, jejune, and we might as well adopt a Nihilistic attitude and world view. However, He rose on the third day and this is our hope, that at some point we will also be like Him and conquer death.
I believe that The Shroud of Turin is forensic evidence, or as I prefer to call it God’s calling card that shows us that there is another reality, a super reality and there is a personal God who loves us and is not bound by the laws of physics as we know them. There was a miracle in that tomb almost tow thousand years ago and the lifeless body was brought back to life. The empty tomb of Yashua/Jesus is our hope that for those of us who believe on Him, will at the sound of the last trumpet, rise and meet Him in the air. These are not empty words but are our blessed hope. At some point I will see Wayne and Andy again. Death will no longer have its sting. We will live forever and be with the author and finisher of our faith, our king, our redeemer, Yashua/Jesus.
In closing the Bun! As Christians we have a real template to look to and that is the resurrection of Yashua/Jesus. Without this we have nothing. This is what separates what we believe from any other religion on the planet, that, and the prophetic thread that runs through all of scripture. We shall all be changed, in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, the dead in Christ will rise first and them we who remain alive will also and greet the Lord in the air….
I’m off to OK city today to be a guest on Prophecy in the News….
Here is the link to Andy’s show:The ReadyNation Newsletter