As a child I was told that Jesus 
"was not resurrected with a human body."
Told that 
"Jesus was brought back to life as a powerful spirit person." 

That is not true!

As a child I was told that 
"we have the hope of the resurrection because of Lazarus."
Told that 
"Jehovah has the power to remove death forever, and that is what he will do very soon."

That is not true!

When I chose to denounce my faith in the Jehovah's Witness Organization and choose to be 
Born Again in Christ Jesus, a foundational truth I chose to put my faith in is that Jesus resurrected from the dead in bodily form.  
I believed in the resurrection not because of Lazarus but because of Jesus and His resurrection.  
I believed that Christ resurrection and the power over death wasn't something that would happen "very soon."  It was finished! 
Death was defeated and concurred when He rose from the dead thousands of years ago!

Passover Sunday.
Easter Sunday.

He Is Risen!
He Is Alive!

I believe Jesus is alive today!
I believe the Word of God is alive and active today!

Because when I read the Word of God today this is how He speaks to me...

I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt.
I took you out and rescued you from the Organization. Freeing you from the oppression of works and the wonderment of can I really be saved.

I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment.
I will take what the enemy meant for evil and make it for good, all for the saving of many lives.

I will claim you as my own people, and I will be your God. 
You are mine Melissa and I will take you as my own.

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said!
Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

Jesus resurrection is not the end!
Oh no dear friend it is just the beginning!

John 19:30, 1 Corinthians 15:5, Hebrews 4:12, Exodus 6:6,7, Genesis 50:20, Matthew 28:6,7