Several weeks have passed since we celebrated Easter Sunday. Yet, the effects of that inaugural resurrection morning are present with us today.
Because of Easter Sunday, we wake up on Monday morning with every spiritual blessing in the heavens (Ephesians 1:3).
This morning we woke up chosen.
Having been adopted as sons.
We have redemption through the blood of Jesus and forgiveness of our sin (Colossians 1:14).
Because Jesus rose from the grave on Easter Sunday,
This Monday morning we are sealed with His Spirit, kept until the day of Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:13).
By this same Spirit, at any time, this Monday morning, we can call out “Abba, Father!” and know that He lovingly receives us and hears our groaning (Galatians 4:6).
This morning, by that very same Holy Spirit, we have everything we need for life and godliness, and we are sure that—as we seek to do labor well to the glory of God—He will glorify Himself through us (2 Peter 1:3).
Because Jesus rose on Easter Sunday, we are confident that nothing can separate us from God’s love.
Not trouble or hardship.
Not persecution or famine.
Or nakedness or danger or sword.
Because of Easter Sunday, on this Monday morning, even if we are persecuted all day long and considered as sheep for the slaughter,
Even in all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who has loved us,
This Monday morning we are convinced that
Neither death nor life,
Nor angels nor demons,
Nor the present,
Nor the future,
Nor any powers,
Neither height nor depth,
Nor anything else in all creation
Will be able to separate from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:35–39)!
Because of Easter Sunday, this Monday morning, we are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God to save (Romans 1:16).
It’s in that truth that we carry His name to the nations, knowing that, as we send forth the good news out of our mouths and out of our hands and through our resources, the power of God is at work in those to whom we minister, bringing about faith unto salvation.
For this we labor, holding on to the hope and the promise that one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess
That this risen and alive Jesus
Is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10–11).
Because Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, we know this Monday morning that our faith is not in vain and that we are not still dead in our trespasses, objects of victory and not of pity (1 Corinthians 15:13–19).
This morning we are not devastated by the thought of death, nor are we threatened any longer by its sting (1 Corinthians 15:55).
For the Savior Himself says,
Don’t be afraid. I am the First and the Last, and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades (Revelation 1:17–18).
Easter Sunday changes everything about Monday morning.
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