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Elevated Through Christ 

by Gloria S. Schloss (c) 2018

The Son is Risen!
Scriptures: Lev. 23:4-14; Matt. 5:13-16; Matt. 28:18-20 

"He is risen; He is risen, indeed!" will be the glorified cry of Christians 'round the world on "Resurrection Sunday" - "Easter" to most of the world.

This year our celebration of our Lord's crucifixion, Good Friday, coincides with the same day as the Jewish Passover.  Sunday, Easter, will be exalted as the most important day in Christianity, to coincide with the Jewish Feast of Firstfruits.  (This could be a subject in more detail concerning the importance of this at a later time.)  But, just know that the Hebrew calendar, God's calendar, celebrating the Passsover and the Feast of Firstfruits and our calendar to celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, does not occur at the same time every year.  When it does occur simultaneously, it is amazing to all those who have learned the intricacies of "The Passover," the "Seder" and the "Feast of Firstfruits." If, by chance, you do not know the significance of these Jewish Feasts in "our world of Christianity," I would encourage you to search it out.  Nothing but blessings await you as you do.

Yeshua, Jesus Christ, IS the "Firstfruit" of our lives as Christians!

We, who have been "Elevated through Christ" as believers, see Him not only as risen, but, the "Firstfruit" risen from death into life everlasting.

He sacrificed Himself for all the sins of the world; but, only those of us who have found Him as our Savior, because we have recognized our sinful ways, asked for forgiveness and asked Him into our lives understand that as Christ  Jesus was the "Firstfruit" we, too, will follow in His footsteps by being "Risen with The Son."

We, because of His perfect love, will be risen from our earthly graves to live forever in His presence.  We are also risen with Him daily as we live a life by which we have given ourselves over from death to life.

How?  We do this by allowing Jesus into our lives through reading and obeying His Word, reaching out to Him in all things for strength and wisdom and love and to carry out His plans for our lives.

Each of us has different avenues to pursue for Jesus; however, we have each been given "The Great Commission."  We are to share the Truth of The Gospel with others and make disciples of them.

May this year's "Passion," as the Lord's crucifixion is often called, be a reminder to each of us to be "passion"ate about our role as a Christian and light our candle for the Lord and set a spark in motion by telling others of the Love of God, the Truth of The Gospel and the "Extra"ordinary power of The Holy Spirit.

Blessings to the Lord, our God and to all of you and those whose lives you touch.



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