The Cross of Christ was simply amazing, it fully satisfied the wrath of God, the holy curse against sin was completely absorbed, Christ fulfill His obedience to the fullest and the price of our forgiveness was totally paid! I think amazing is such a small word to describe all that.
But…Without the resurrection it would all be null and void. You may think that is heresy but check this out
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.”¹
In the Greek it says “your faith is in vain, or godless.” and “you still belong to sin” If the resurrection didn’t take place, our sins are not forgiven, we are still enslaved to them, we are still powerless, we are still hell bound, godless people…
Say I’m stepping over a boundary here, I wish I was, but the Word of God itself says this with all authority. The great reality is, that we know the resurrection did in fact take place. There was over 500 eye witnesses², and a select few wrote of their first hand experiences, and were willing to be put to death for a lie? NO, it was for the Truth.
This truth is what vindicates the Cross. All the amazing things that Christ accomplished there were deemed valid and true when He was brought to life by God Himself. It was the resurrection that was a public declaration by God of His endorsement of the whole thing. It proves that the death of Christ was the all-sufficient price required by God and that He was satisfied. Therefore our faith is not in vain, and we are the people of God who are empowered, justified and hold a new citizenship! What a key truth.
| Remember today when you thank God for the Cross, to thank Him also for the resurrection. It is was makes your faith valid and worth living & dying for.
Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father”³