Often the world has the tendency to look at Jesus as someone that “GOT CRUCIFIED.”
In other words, that Jesus got the bad end of the deal, and the world system DECIDED to crucify Jesus.
People assume that Jesus’ life was TAKEN from him…but this could not be further from the truth.
The death and resurrection of Jesus was the plan of God the WHOLE TIME.
It was orchestrated by God.
It was introduced by God.
It was FINISHED by God.
Here’s what scripture says about it.
John 10:17-18 NLT
 “The Father loves me because I sacrifice my life so I may take it back again.  No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.”
This passage is pivotal to your life today.
You have to understand that what Jesus did on the cross and in the resurrection was something HE DECIDED TO DO and something that he WANTED TO DO.
Jesus chose to DIE FOR YOU.
Voluntarily, Jesus took your place.
By his own power, Jesus rose from the dead.
This was the mission of Jesus and HE FINISHED IT.
If Jesus is the Lord of your life, you can experience RESURRECTION in every part of your life NOW.
You don’t have to wait.
There is LIFE that springs into being when Jesus enters your heart.
There is a fountain, a spring, a well, a supply, and a provision of abundant life and joy that enters a person when Jesus Christ comes in to your spirit.
And then, there is also the hope that death will not conquer you finally or fully.
Scripture says this.
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 NLT
 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ”  For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.  But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus FINISHED the mission that gives you access to God.
You can live for God.
You can pray to God.
You can hear from God.
You can know God personally.