RESURRECTING THE DYING

“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” (Romans 8:11).

It’s an almost incomprehensible thought: God’s eternal and holy Spirit dwells in our mortal bodies. The same life-giving Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead now inhabits the lives of those who follow after Him, empowering them until that day when the perishable will be exchanged for the imperishable (1 Cor.15:42). The movement in this verse from the man, Jesus, who was crucified, to the resurrected Messianic Christ, who stands as a representative of his people, affirms that what’s true of Him is true of us.

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