Luke 24:36-50 tells of a meeting held on that first Easter that holds truths to establishing a “Victorious Foundation” to the Christian life. The character of heart that grasps this foundation is well represented in those who were in that meeting on that first Easter Sunday. The key Scriptures to laying this foundation is found in what Jesus did at that meeting. “Then He opened their minds so they can understand the Scriptures. …The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name to all nations.” (Luke 24:45-47) Easter Sunday is actually “Resurrection Sunday Celebration” and Christians are called to live like it has real meaning.
There are certain attitudes of heart that must be found in those who grasp the truths of the Easter. The first attitude is to have a heart that is broken over the sin that caused Christ to give up His life on the Cross of Calvary. It is that heart that is broken to the point that moves the sinner to want to minister to the Christ who died for him.
On that first Easter, the first to come to the realization that Christ had risen form the dead were two ladies, one being Mary Magdalene, (John 20:1) a lady who truly grasped what Christ did for her so she can be freed from the bondage of Satan. Do you grasp the truth of your sins that were bound the flesh, the lures of the world and the lies of the devil in regard to what they inflicted upon Christ? The second is a heart that wants to discuss the things of God. Luke 24:13-35 records two men on the road to Emmaus who were “talking with each other about everything that had happened” and they were willing to talk to others about the things of God. (Luke 24:17-24, 33-35) The third key truth to grasping the truths is of Easter to have a heart that is responsive. Does your life reflect the Easter story?