Resurrection or Nothing
The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual I Cor. 15:46
Everything we have in our experience of our existence with Christ hinges on the fact that God stepped down to earth revealing himself through the person of Christ and then showing us that there is an eternity ahead by ascending back into heaven. This very fact is what we Christians base our assurance on. Not our experiences, our changes, our emotions. It’s the objective historical fact that the resurrection took place and the enormous evidence that proves it.
This was the turning point in world history.
For the bewildered disciples, the floodgates opened, the Holy Spirit entered and flooded every cavity of the disciples’ souls with His assurance and anointing for ministry.
That same Holy Spirit was not just the disciples’, but yours and mine. Basing this fact on how we feel at any particular moment defeats the historical evidence that it is true. Our Father has given us the choice to live by feeling or fact.
Thank you that the evidence You have provided us equals that of the disciples. We all have the same advantage.