Because “Jesus Christ is the Conqueror of death,” one day death will be no more. • 1 Cor 15:20-23. • Rev 20:13-14. • Because Jesus conquered death, He expects us to live a certain way.
Because “Jesus Chrsit is the Conqueror of death,” you need to Anticipate heaven. • Dream about heaven. • Read Rev 21-22 & ask some questions: • What do you most hope to see & experience in heaven? • What pains you most on this earth? • Does Jesus really want us to daydream about heaven? • Paul wanted to go be with Jesus more than anything else in this world. • “My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better” (Phil 1:23, ESV).
Because “Jesus Christ is the Conqueror of death,” you need to Believe on Jesus. • “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die” (Jn 11:25-26). • “But I need to do more than just believe?” • True! • But, biblical faith is trust. • Rom 4:19-22. • When we trust someone, we’ll act on that trust. • Heb 11. • When I really believe (i.e., trust) God, I’ll have no problem obeying His every word.
Because “Jesus Christ is the Conqueror of death,” you need to Cleanse your life. • Those who live filthy lives will not experience the resurrection of the just. • Rev 21:8. • Rev 22:14-15. • Do you need to have Jesus cleanse your life of sin?