MADE ALIVE IN CHRIST
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins” Ephesians 2:1
LIGHT FOR THE NOW: The love of God is evidenced in Christ dying for us even when we are of no use to God.
The word, “quickened” in our text for today means “made alive”. “AND YOU [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1 AMP). This is a consciousness God wants us to have as His children. We have been made alive in Christ; the life of Christ is at work in your system. Every fibre of your being is inundated with the divine life and energy of God. Therefore, you are unconquerable and indestructible. Conside that Jesus Christ, the Son of God in truth, gave Himself for you on the cross and died as your savior, and that God raised Him from the dead to give you a new life. That life isn’t subject at all to defeat, failure or death. Hear what John 1:14 says about Him: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt amongst us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”. In John 10:10, He emphasized that He came so that we might have life –His divine life- to the full. He couldn’t have done all these for nothing.
Therefore, as a Christian, you must live your life to show that what Jesus did was not for nothing: live up to His dream! Jesus the creator of the whole world, the maker of all things died for you, to give you a new life which is the impregnable life of God. This is something big and glorious. He thought us valuable and important to the Father. Therefore, you are not permitted to live an empty and unhappy life. The only way to show your gratitude for all He’s done for you is to live up to His standards, by maintaining your superiority and victory over Satan and his cohorts. You are the express image of His person, called to show forth the beauty and excellence of His divine life in you.
INSTRUCTION:Believe in the finished work of Christ.
PRAYER:Father, thank you for sending Jesus to die in my stead as a demonstration of your love for me, in Jesus name.
QUOTE: When you show up, Jesus shows up.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: MARK CHAPTER 8; EVENING: EZRA CHAPTER 3