I Believe In The Resurrection
By Jack W. Hayford

I believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; that He personally, physically, and actually died, and on the third day rose again according to the Scriptures. I believe that by His Resurrection He declared His deity and announced His conquest of death and hell and that all who believe this in their heart may be saved.

Because I believe this, I confess with my mouth the Lord Jesus and worship Him whom I glorify as the Son of God, risen from the grave and ascended upon high in triumph above all the powers of darkness.

I believe in the resurrection of the just, that at Christ's coming we shall all be changed into the likeness of His glorious, resurrected body. I believe that we shall receive eternal, corporeal bodies which shall not be subject to decay, and that in that glorified state we shall forever be with and serve the living God.

Because I believe this, I live life in hope of the resurrection, without fear of death and without bondage to the endless grievings of those who have no such hope.

I believe in the resurrection of all mankind, that on the last day every creature shall stand before the Throne of God and give account for the deeds done in the body. I believe that by His death and Resurrection, Christ Jesus has made it possible for every man to anticipate that day with joy, but that all those resistant to His Lordship shall experience endless judgment in bodies intended to know eternal bliss rather than eternal shame.

Because I believe this, I walk in faith and holy sobriety, knowing that my motives as well as my deeds, and my thoughts as well as my words constitute the substance of eternal values which I either serve or shirk and according to which I shall be judged before the loving and righteous Father.

With such an expectation as this, I can walk in praise to a resurrected Savior who has not only given me an eternal hope, but who can fill me with an eternal quality of life and power to live daily in the resources of His victory.


Supporting Scriptures:
John 19:1-20:31; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Revelation 1:18; Psalm 16:8-11; Romans 1:4; 10:9-10; Ephesians 1:19-21. 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 John 3:2; Philippians 3:20-21; Job 19:26. Luke 16:19-31; Revelation 20:11-15; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:9-10.

I Believe in the Resurrection, 1988, Jack W. Hayford. Published by Living Way Ministries. All rights reserved. For additional copies, write to Living Way Ministries, 14300 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA

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