The resurrection of our Lord Jesus is a very important part of our salvation. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, our faith in Him would be useless because we would have a dead savior. We would all still be in sin and no hope for a new life. His death was for the penalty of our sin, but His resurrection was for our new life in Him. We have hope because our savior is alive, and He is sitting at the right hand of our heavenly Father praying for us today (Romans 8:34).
Jesus' resurrection from the dead is different from reincarnation. Reincarnation is the belief that the dead body will turn back to the soil, but the soul will come back in a different body, depending on the karma. If the person is good from his/her past life, then he/she will have a good reincarnated body in the new life, but if the person is bad in his/her previous life, then he/she will have a bad reincarnated body, and he/she may turn to an animal or an insect in the future life. Reincarnation will keep on reoccurring until the person achieves the perfect life, which there is no guarantee. A person can be stuck in the cycle of karma forever.
Resurrection, on the other hand, is the belief that the dead body is raised back into life but possesses heavenly incorruptible characteristics. The resurrected body will never die again. When Jesus rose from the dead, His body was resurrected. When we get to heaven and see Jesus, we will see the scars on his hands, feet, side. Jesus only died once for our sins, and His resurrected life gives us hope and life.
Since our Lord Jesus is alive today, He can hear and answer our prayers, He can understand what we are going through, and He can save us forever. So let us not be fearful, but always be confident in facing our concerns and problems today because our Lord Jesus is in us and with us.
Ask yourself these questions: How should I respond to all the concerns and problems that I have right now, knowing that my Lord Jesus is alive and can hear my prayers? Do I have a confidence to face tomorrow since my Lord Jesus is alive?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in heaven, thank you that my Lord Jesus is alive today. I have hope because my Lord Jesus is alive. Thank you Jesus that you are always with me. Please help me to continue to trust and walk with you. Please help me with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.