Easter is my favorite time of year because we get to acknowledge the Resurrection for what it really is – a joyful event that brought us back into a relationship with the Father God. I would like to share with you some Bible verses to celebrate Easter and their meaning as well. May you be blessed as you read them.
John 16:20-24 (New Living Translation)
20 I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn over what is going to happen to me, but the world will rejoice. You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. 21 It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world. 22 So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. 23 At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. 24 You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.
We see in this Bible verse for Easter that because of the Resurrection we now can go directly to the Father in Jesus name. What happened to Jesus is sad but it gave us a new life and hope for a future that is filled with joy and abundance. In fact, it clearly states ask in Jesus name and you will receive and we see this in several verses of the Bible such as Mathew 7:7-8.
In my own life I reflect on this verse anytime I have challenges. I remind myself what Jesus did so that I may have what I ask. I do not have to go through Priests like in the Old Testament. I have the privilege of going directly to God with anything and it does not matter how big or small. The best part is God hears me – yes little old me!
Mark 16:15-18 (New Living Translation)
15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. 16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. 17 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages.18 They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”
In this Bible verse for Easter Jesus tells his disciples to tell everyone he had paid the penalty for sin and for those that believe there is forgiveness and eternal life. As believers we are given special powers. It should be noted however that these powers should not be used to test God or to be like a super hero.
This Bible verse has been life changing for me. I had always read this but never really took it to heart. As a student of the Word I have been growing by leaps and bounds and actually experiencing what the scripture speaks of. I am now ministering the Word and sharing the Good News and the best part is it all came about during one of the toughest times of my life. I fought to save my house in and out of courts for 3 years, had health issues, and much more I will not go into at this time, but during this I had faith even when it took every ounce of my energy and mind knowing these promises are true and mine to have. I watched many miracles transpire through it all and now sharing the Good News I see it happening with others. How nice of Jesus to ask us to do a task that helps others as well as ourselves. It is such an easy request yet we let our thoughts tell us we are not good enough or have what it takes. That is simply not true.
John 16:5-7 (New Living Translation)
5 “But now I am going away to the One who sent me, and not one of you is asking where I am going. 6 Instead, you grieve because of what I’ve told you. 7 But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you.
The importance of this Bible verse for Easter is that Jesus needed to go back to Father God so the Holy Spirit would come. Jesus while on earth could only be in one place at a time. By leaving Jesus could be present to the whole world through the Holy Spirit. That in itself shows the great love Jesus had for us.
Matthew 28:5-6 (New Living Translation)
5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.
The Resurrection should give us joy not fear and that is why the angel told them not to be afraid. Jesus told of this day and what it meant for mankind. The angel even asked them to come and see the proof that there was an empty tomb. The first time I saw the movie Passion of the Christ it really shook me up. I had to remember that Jesus did this by choice out of love so that we may be redeemed back to the Father. That is incredible!
John 3:16 (New Living Translation)
16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Can you imagine giving up your only child to save mankind? That is exactly what God did. He loved us so much that He put Jesus here on earth with us for the sole purpose of redeeming us back to His glory. He knew from the very start His son would have to die so we may live. We hear the words God loves you and songs about Jesus loves you but do we really understand the depth of that love? This is the deepest love there is. When we truly understand this we find strength, peace, and blessings. Believing in Jesus gives us power and authority.
Happy Easter and Always Believe
All Bible verses from the Life Application Study Bible New Living Translation second edition 2007