Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day. This event was the first time this had ever happened. The wages of sins are death. (Romans 6:23). Jesus Christ was innocent, so he had no reason to die. But, the reason why he died is because he took up the sin of mankind. Jesus’ resurrection proved him to be innocent. In this way, the devil who killed Jesus through the Jews could not escape from everlasting punishment; they became lawbreakers at the moment when Jesus was raised from the dead. Jesus forever solved the problem of the sin of those who were to be born in this world when He died on the Cross 2,000 years ago. When you believe in Jesus and He washes away your sins, you will have eternal life. You will be free from the law of sin and death.
If Jesus hadn’t been raised from the dead after he died, this would have meant that he had, in fact, died for his own sins. But his death is the evidence that he died for our sins, because he was raised from the dead after three days. Jesus beat the power of death, sin and the devil; when you believe in the name of Jesus, this is the faith of resurrection. Jesus is the King of kings, so disease and evil are driven out and demons are bound when you command them in the name of the risen Jesus. Demons are bound in the name of Jesus. Those who call on the name of the Lord are saved. This is because the demons, who cause mankind to commit sin and to perish, killed the innocent Jesus. Everything they do is illegal.
Those who have the faith of resurrection have power. This is our right given to us by God. The reason why God gave us the faith of resurrection means that we must be saved and then win the souls of our parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and neighbors. We must preach the news of freedom to the world and lead all nations to be saved in the name of Jesus who was raised from the dead. We ought to deliver the Good News to those who are suffering from sin and disease and set them free. This is our mission.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #598