By Bobby Schuller, Hour of Power Pastor
“That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.”
Jesus being raised from the dead in his physical body is the sign that Jesus and God wants to redeem not just your spirit, but also your body. That’s what Easter, in large part, is about.
The Lord made this earth and made your body, and he wants your body and the earth that you live in right now to be saved. That is the primary goal of what he calls the kingdom of heaven. The resurrection points us to the body, not just the spirit, and that God wants to save everything – the spirit, the mind, the body, and this physical world that we live in. God made it. He made the Garden of Eden and found it beautiful. He doesn’t want to just burn this place away, all of us raptured and gone, disappearing in spirit. In other words, we’ll just try to convert everybody, get everybody to heaven, and to heck with the whole earth and everyone else in it. That is not the message of Jesus.
Although the Lord certainly wants us to make disciples and wants people to go to heaven, Jesus is very, very, very interested in the bodies of people, and the whole lives of people today, right here and now. That is to say, Jesus wants to save everything in your life, not just your immortal soul. He wants to save your mind, he wants to save your body, he wants to save you right where you are, and he wants to save you every single day. In fact, he demands it.
Prayer: Dear Lord, save my mind, my body, my soul. Save me every single day. Amen.
Reflection: How does Jesus save you every single day?