“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2:6
LIGHT FOR NOW: You are a product of His resurrection.
The sufferings of Christ Jesus, His death and burial took care of our sufferings, pains, sins, sorrows, transgressions and iniquities. By identifying with him through belief, His resurrection becomes our resurrection. The resurrection of Christ from the dead brought life to us through faith in His finished work. By resurrection, He has begotten us unto a lively hope to be children of the Living God. Jesus obtained a new life after resurrection – a life he now shares with us. He was “… declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead” (Romans 1:4). The resurrection from the dead was the most critical and crucial aspect of Jesus’ assignment. This is because “…if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain”. But to God be the glory, Jesus Christ had risen from the dead and we have all been raised together with him. By His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, the pangs of death have lost its grip on us. This is because He who knew no sin became sin for us. Consequently, were made righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus Christ, the Righteous One was made sin. By Him, the sinful man was made righteous!
Apostle Paul captures it succinctly in Ephesians chapter 2 verses 1 – 6. He says, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”. Apostle Peter summarized it this way in 1 Peter chapter 1 verse 3; it reads, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope now, by the power of his resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”. By the power of His resurrection, we now have a lively hope, because His resurrection is our resurrection. Indeed, we are a product of His resurrection.
INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge that you have been raised together with Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for making me a product of your resurrection, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: His death is our death; His burial is our burial and His resurrection is our resurrection.