Although Resurrection Day 2017 is now behind us, the resurrection of Jesus the Christ remains central to the everyday lives of His followers. The death, burial and resurrection of Christ is proof of God’s promises in ancient scripture and the modern reason for our future hope. The Apostle Paul was so adamant about the centrality of the Resurrection to the Gospel that he said, “… if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.” (1 Corinthians 15:14). This is one of the many reasons I love the newly released movie, “The Case for Christ.”
Deeply moving celebrations of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus the Christ happened around the world this past weekend. It is a marvelous time of year for Christians as we are prompted to reflect on the greatest historical moment known to mankind. As I mentioned in a previous blog, it was planned by God from the foundations of the world and first promised in Genesis 3:15. It was typified in the story of Abraham and Isaac, and today I would like to show you some of the prophetic significance that God laid out in the Passover.
As we prepare to celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross this Friday, a great way to look forward is to first look back. About 2000 years before Christ, Abraham the Father of Faith, was commanded by God to sacrifice his only begotten son, Isaac. Coincidence? Absolutely not! God was setting into motion prophetic symbolism that would verify the authenticity of Jesus Christ as Messiah. Continue reading “The Past is the Future”