What is Easter?

By Olin Williams
April 1, 2022

Easter is the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Jesus Christ made possible the salvation of souls and changed lives. The counsel of God determined the death and resurrection of Christ.

Acts 2:23-24 – “Him being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: be¬cause it was not possible that he should be holden of it.”

The resurrection of Christ was the act of God which declared his Sonship of the Father. Romans 1:4 – “And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” By his resurrection, Jesus is at the right hand of the Father to make intercession for believers.

Romans 8:34 – “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” Our salvation is eternal since Christ ever lives to make intercession. Jesus Christ, our Lord, is our advocate (lawyer, mediator, intercessor) with the Father when we believers sin.

1 John 2:1-2 – “My little children, these things I write unto that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. He can be touched with the feelings of our infirmities since he was tempted in all points as we.”

Hebrews 4:14-16 – “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not a great high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”