HE IS RISEN
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Matthew 28:5-7 (NKJV) But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”
Our Jesus is not in a tomb! He is risen! He is risen indeed! He has conquered death, and God has placed His seal of approval on Him by raising Him from the dead. We need not fear, Jesus has done it all for us! He has conquered sin, death, and the grave. For those of us who believe on Him, He has tasted death for us, so that on the day that we pass from this life to be with Him, there will be no fear.
So rejoice today, as Mary and the others did that saw Him on that day. He is risen! He is risen indeed!