The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most significant events in Christian history. It confirms not only His divinity but also His promises to His followers. Let’s take a look at some of the promises Jesus made that were confirmed by His resurrection.
The Promise of Forgiveness
One of the most prominent promises Jesus made was the forgiveness of sins. He preached about it extensively during His ministry, and it was one of the primary reasons He came to earth. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus fulfilled this promise by making a way for us to be reconciled with God.
Confirmation through Scripture:
“For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” – Matthew 26:28
- His resurrection confirms that He has power over sin and death.
- Through faith in Him, we can receive forgiveness and eternal life.
The Promise of Eternal Life
Another significant promise Jesus made was that those who believe in Him would have eternal life. He promised that death would not be the end for those who follow Him, but rather a new beginning.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
- His resurrection confirms that eternal life is possible through faith in Him.
- Death is not the end for those who believe in Him.
The Promise of Peace
Jesus promised peace to His followers. He knew that this world could be full of chaos and turmoil, but He assured His disciples that He would always be with them and that they could find peace in Him.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27
- His resurrection confirms that we can have peace through faith in Him.
- Even in the midst of chaos, we can find peace in His presence.
The Promise of His Return
Jesus promised that He would return one day to take His followers to be with Him. This promise gave hope to His disciples and continues to give hope to believers today.
“After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.
‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.'” – Acts 1:9-11
- His resurrection confirms that He has power over death and will return for His followers.
- We can look forward to being with Him forever.
In conclusion, the promises Jesus made were confirmed by His resurrection. Through faith in Him, we can receive forgiveness of sins, eternal life, peace, and look forward to His return. As believers, let us hold fast to these promises and trust in Him who is faithful.