Easter likewise lampoons the liberal theologians who deny a literal, physical resurrection thus making the same blunder as the Sadducees of Christ’s time.
The mouth of the empty tomb mocks all who minimize God’s miracle-working power.
The resurrection is God’s reply to those who think they can keep Christ confined to the cross or trapped in the tomb.
The Devil always wanted Christ dead. Scarcely had the Savior been born when Satan, through King Herod, tried to kill Him (he 130-foot temple pinnacle.). Later, Satan tempted Christ to jump to His death from t
The people of Nazareth were agitated by Satan to make an attempt on Christ’s life (). So also the Jews in Jerusalem tried to kill Him ( ). The Pharisees held a special meeting to plot Christ’s death ( ).
and Satan keeps working to arrange for Christ’s capture (). Again, Satan moves the people to stone the Savior ( ).
The determined Devil on another occasion stirs up Jews to stone Christ (), and rigorously, but unsuccessfully, pursues this plan ( ).
Finally, Satan is successful in nailing Christ to the cross. The women gathered at Golgotha are weeping, but God the Father is smiling. Stupid Satan has become part of God’s great plan to provide salvation for lost sinners through the sacrifice of His Son. This apparent setback does not upset God, who knows the outcome. The resurrection ridicules Satan. Easter is God’s joke on the Devil.
Make certain that Easter is not God’s joke on you! You may ignore the Son of God, disregard the Word of God, neglect the church of God and fail to receive the gift of everlasting life so freely offered to you, but the Redeemer is risen—Christ is the conqueror!
Today Jesus stands before you as the Savior asking you to repent () and you have the opportunity to receive Him as Savior in order to become a child of God ( ).
Yes, salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ is a choice, but God is not optional and you cannot refuse to appear at the Last Judgment nor appeal your sentence. The resurrection is the awesome reminder that the last move is God’s!