May 18, 2007
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Many people wonder what the difference is between Jesus Christ and other religious leaders. Why should anyone believe that Christ is superior to Mohammed, Buddha, or some other religious figure?
Someone once put the difference this way: Most religious leaders want to take living men and move them toward death, but Christ wants to take dead people and move them toward life.
The difference between Christ and every other religious leader of history is rather profound! Only Christ has conquered death and has the power to give eternal life to all who believe in Him.
That’s why in a chapter in which Paul spoke of all the trials that can come our way, he used the language of victory. Only the Jesus who took demon-possessed people and turned them into Spirit-possessed people can give us eternal hope like this.
And Christ is still living and working...unlike the religious leaders of history. There is no other leader from the past who is still alive, leading and loving His followers…and giving them victory over the grave.
Praise God today that you are not following a dead prophet but a living Savior. And take time to share that good news with someone you know!
PRAISE GOD YOU ARE FOLLOWING A LIVING SAVIOR WHO GIVES YOU VICTORY OVER DEATH AND THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE WITH HIM!