Resurrection. When we think of that word, we may think of the past – a stone rolled away, an empty tomb, a risen Savior.
But praise God, Jesus is alive today and we will celebrate His resurrection in a few short days.
But Jesus is not the only One who has been resurrected. As born-again believers, we’ve been resurrected too. “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins…” (Ephesians 2:1 NKJV). The day we made Jesus the Saviour and Lord of our lives, we passed from death to life. Our old man died and, in its place, a new creature was born. “Therefore, if anyone is united with the Anointed One, that person is a new creation. The old life is gone—and see—a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 VOICE).
Yes, there is coming a day when our earthly bodies will be raised and glorified. But when Jesus rose from the dead, He delivered us from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. “For he has rescued us out of the darkness and gloom of Satan’s kingdom and brought us into the Kingdom of his dear Son…” (Colossians 1:13 TLB). That verse is in the past tense – it’s already been done. Sickness, disease, poverty belong to the kingdom of darkness and praise the Lord, we’ve been delivered from these things through the resurrection of Jesus.
You may ask, “If I’m so free, why am I still in debt?” “Why am I always sick?” “Why can’t I lose this weight?” It’s because we allow Satan to convince us we still belong to his kingdom – that we’re still spiritually dead.
Today, we need to start thinking of ourselves as those who already have the resurrection life of Jesus inside us and not just as earthly beings who are waiting for the resurrection. “So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:11 NLT).
As the reality of the resurrection life of Jesus inside us permeates our spirits, it will make a whole world of difference in how we live our lives.
In this Blog, I want to share with you some of the things I've learned from many years of following Jesus.