Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1 Peter 1:3 (KJV)
The resurrection of Jesus is something that should always be central to us, for in it lies the power that enables us to live successful and victorious lives. The victory that Jesus has won for us is our victory over the flesh and over all of the forces of darkness. The hope we have in Him is a lively hope: it is our confident expectation that we will see God’s goodness, glory and unmerited favor in the here and now as well as in eternity.