“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.”
This scripture of 1 Corinthians 15:14 is simply letting us know that there will be no bases for our Christian faith and the power that comes from our faith, if Christ did not rise from the dead.
Our faith will be meaningless and based on nothing if Christ did not rise from the dead.
This means that our Christian faith or our winning faith is based on the fact that Christ rose from the dead and He’s alive and well today.
We draw our power from the fact that Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead and If you don’t have a clear understanding of this, you will definitely struggle with your Christian faith.
The devil does not want us to know this, he does not want us to know who we are and what we should be and what we should not be through the resurrection power of Christ.
Because of the importance of this knowledge to a child of God and the world in general, the devil has been fighting hard to hide this truth since the time of resurrection.
The truth is that anyone who has a clear revelation about this will end up becoming a giant in the kingdom. Power, riches, dominion, greatness, exploits are based on the revelation of this truth.
Matching this truth with the fact that when He resurrected, He did so carrying you inside of Him, your exploits and dominion against the power of darkness will know no boundary.
Galatians 2:20 says “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Romans 6:4 also says “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
Anything that can stop you from having a sound revelation of this truth, has succeeded in stopping you from enjoying the fullness of the provision of your salvation and has ended up frustrating the power of your victory in Christ.
Because He lives is the greatest assurance of our victorious life on earth as children of God.
Because He lives, all problem in life and of life, no matter how big are solvable by the same power that raised Him from the dead.
Because He lives, there will never be anything to fear or give up on.
This is our hope for our present, our immediate future and our eternity. If He resurrected we also shall resurrect, and if He resurrected and is still alive, we too shall resurrect from the dead and from every dead situation.
The fact that Jesus is alive is a mark of His victory over the devil and also the mark of our victory over the worst the devil can do in our lives. It marks our victory over every challenge of life as it comes.