Romans 8:11 NIV 2011
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
God’s plan of salvation came through faith in Jesus Christ. The indwelling Holy Spirit gives followers of Jesus Christ power. Christ did not remain in the tomb but was raised from the dead. Believers dead in their sin were raised to life through Christ. John 5:21, “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleases to give.” Believers united with Christ will be raised from the dead. 1 Corinthians 6:14, “By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.” Glorious resurrection bodies are given to God’s faithful.
Looking forward to celebrating Jesus’ resurrection on Sunday affords me the opportunity to reflect on how I was made alive in Christ at salvation. His blood shed on the cross covers me daily making me righteous. I remembered that when I have a moment of righteous indignation after reading about Christians being the most persecuted religious group in the world today. Jesus’ words from Matthew 25:46, “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” I will receive a glorious resurrection body.
How do we share our new life in Christ?