Easter, it represents the empty tomb and the risen Messiah. Have you ever considered your body to be a tomb? Isn’t a tomb a container for dead people? Romans 7:24 says, “who will set me free from the body of this death?” Paul is bemoaning the fact that his holy and righteous being is confined in the tomb of his body.
But before Paul could declare the victory of this dilemma, the stone had to be taken away. The prophet Ezekiel spoke the words of God prophesying the reality that the stone would be rolled away. Ezekiel 36:26 says, “Moreover I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Paul suggests that we were all tombs before Jesus emptied them out. In Colossians he says. “When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
So here is the deal with the empty tomb. You were born dead. Your poor itty bitty baby body was a tomb that encompassed your dead spirit. And while you were dead, JESUS, lived, died, resurrected, ascended and then made Himself available to take up residency in those who know Him.
He rolled away the stone of your old self and gave you a new one; a hope and prosperity not found in the material realm but one found in the spiritual realm that has blessed you with every spiritual blessing.
If Jesus lives in you, your tomb has LIFE in it. If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
As you look around this Easter, enjoy Him who gave life to your mortal body and love those in your path that have yet to know and experience the greatest of blessings. HE LIVES!!