People say “Christ is risen” but what does that really mean? Is it some sort of a religious password that another Christian is suppose to know the appropriate response to? Is it just something we say to each other on Easter? We all know it has something to do with Easter and some even know exactly what it means, or at least think they know. The problem is that most never stop and think about the real significance of the fact that Jesus is risen.
Jesus’ Death on the Cross
Why is it so important that Jesus Christ is risen? We, as Christians know that he died on the cross to pay for the world’s sins, so every one would have a choice to claim the salvation for them selves – believing that Jesus has died for me. He took on my sins and received the punishment that I deserved, so I can be clean in God’s eyes.
But then after three days Jesus has risen and conquered death and went back to heaven to prepare a place for us, the ones that have believed.
Resurrection Identifies the Messiah
The significance of this resurrection is the fact that it is that it is the most important prophecy that identifies our Messiah that is written in the Bible.
The Bible tells us the Messiah will be killed and will be resurrected in three days. All though the Bible is filled with prophesies that identify the Messiah, the resurrection is humanly impossible to fake. This proves that He indeed is the Messiah and that what is written about him in the Bible is true.
The Real Meaning Of Resurrection
And this is why “Christ is risen” is such a powerful statement… it sums up the entire purpose Jesus Christ had on the earth into these 3 words. “He is risen indeed” is something that would come from the heart as a result of realization of the significance of the fact.
Your Thoughts Are Welcome!
This is a thought in process so if you have an opinion on this too, please add your comments below. I believe that just blurting out “Christ is risen” and then also in response to that an automatic, “He is risen indeed”, is pointless and is something we should really think about.