Sunday, April 20, 2014

Alive In Him


For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.  For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:5-11

The death and resurrection of Jesus isn’t just a story of a man beaten and abused who came back to live. 
It’s the story of a gift being given that cannot be repaid.  What He gave was unavailable from any other source.  To unite us with God, His life and His alone, being Son of God and son of man, was the only way to justify us in all our sin. 

And in His resurrection, we gained an even greater gift through confession of our sins and faith in Him.  We gained ETERNAL life.  For though Christ died, we will not.  ETERNAL life is life without death.  Death has no victory. 
While my body will stop moving, my breath not come from my lungs, my heart will one day stop, and my brain waves not show on a monitor, I will live!  I don’t need this body to continue.  My spirit, living through His Spirit, will live forever more!



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