Monday, February 27, 2017

You WILL Live Forever Because He is IN You

Photo by Charles Meeks
This blog ought to have been February 23, 2017

Scripture: Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Insights: Today’s verse talks a lot about raising people from the dead.  This resurrection is another way of saying one has eternal life.  Our bodies are mortal and as a result they will die an earthly death.  We, however, will rise again with an eternal body that will never die.  This resurrection is a result of Jesus’ very own resurrection.  He rose as the first fruit from the grave and we all are subsequent recipients of such a grace.  This truth of our resurrection does play into yesterday’s subject.  We are able to live life with a reckless abandon because we know this world is not our real life.  We dwell here for a time, but will be resurrected to a glorified body which will reside with Jesus forever.  This knowledge gives us the courage to look at the temporal life in which we live with a different set of eyes.  We are able to let go of inhibitions and fears.  We are able to speak with anyone because we fear no man.  What is the absolute worst thing a man can do to another man?  If he takes this believer’s life, then what concern is that to the believer?  The believer knows he/she will be resurrected to an eternal glory with Jesus and are deeply satisfied in this reality.  Beloved, my hope is you long for the day of your eternal renewal in Jesus.  It is my prayer we see Him soon.  May our lives bring Him honor and glory as we live obediently for Him as we wait for our eternal resurrection.

1. Does the realization you have eternal life give you great joy?
2. Have you ever received Jesus as Lord and Savior so that you will have eternal life?

Prayer: Father, thank You for the eternal life You have given to me through Your Son, Jesus.  I am eternally secure because of Your work and am so grateful.  Thank You again for saving me.   Amen.

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