Reflection: Children of the Ressurection

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive (1 Corinthians 15:21-22).
When Jesus died on the cross, He didn’t take the place of “Christians,
” but the place of sinners. He came as man’s substitute. The whole world has been saved from the punishment of sin, but God’s interest wasn’t just to save man from the punishment of sin, but to save man from the life and nature of sin
The death of Jesus Christ settled the charges
against us, but it didn’t make us one with God or reconcile us to God! It didn’t bring us into friendship or relationship with God. It didn’t give us eternal life, until we took the very next step as revealed in Romans 10:9-10. It says anyone who confesses the Lordship of Jesus,
and believes that God raised Him from the dead shall be saved.
Our individual confession of His Lordship, and belief in His resurrection, “activated” our salvation; it gave us eternal life and brought us into oneness with God. We were awakened to the fatherhood of God, to the
recreation of our spirit; to the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, and the efficacy of the Word of God.
Now, Jesus Christ isn’t only the Lord of your life, but also One in whom you’ve found rich and deep fellowship: “That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye
also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3). This is what God always wanted with man: fellowship! Jesus made it a reality. Now, we’ve been made associates of the God-kind; we’ve become God’s dwelling
place. All these were made possible, not by His death, but by His resurrection.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (John 11:25).
The beautiful story of Lazarus' death, and how Jesus raised him
back to life remains evergreen and so inspiring. Prior to Lazarus' demise, Jesus had said that he wasn't going to die, but he died. When Jesus eventually got to Bethany, four days later, Martha came to Him and said, "...Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died"
(John 11:21). A short while later, Mary came and said exactly the same thing. But then, Jesus said something so extraordinary! He said, "...I am the resurrection, and the life..." (John 11:25)
You'd have to be God to make such a claim; and blessed be God, Jesus is! He didn't say,
"I have the power of the resurrection", which would have been wonderful enough. Who are we dealing with here? Who's this man? If they wondered that He walked on water, that's nothing compared to this statement. He's the resurrection, not the "resurrector" and the LIFE too! WOW!
Let's look at the picture briefly: here's Mary and her sister, and they said, "Master, if you'd been here four days ago, our brother wouldn't have died". The Jews corroborated their statement, and some of them said, "This man who opened blind eyes, and made the lame walk, could
have cured Lazarus if He had been here in time, couldn't He?" (John 11:37). That's all they thought about Him; a "healing Christ"; they knew Him as the healer; but Jesus blew their minds! He said, "I am the resurrection and the life". This is authority!
Now, He's given us His
authority. He said in Luke 10:19, "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy...";including death, hell and the grave! So, if there's someone you've been praying for, to be saved, and then the person dies and goes to hell
, you say, "No way! We're bringing you out of hell, in the Name of Jesus! Come back!" Jesus has authority in hell. If there's been persistent troubles in your business or something that belongs to you, use your authority in the Name of Jesus to call it back to life.
Nothing is
ever too late or too critical for you to "resurrect", because you function in the authority of Jesus; you're seated together with Him in the place of dominion, authority, and power! Walk in and with His resurrection power today, and always.
Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).
The new creation didn’t come from the cross, but from the resurrection of Jesus Christ; we’re the fruits of His resurrection. When Jesus died, you died with Him. When He was
buried, you were buried with Him. When He resurrected, you also arose with Him as a new man, a new species.
Romans 6:4 says, “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should
walk in newness of life.” Your new life started with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The old life has been supplanted by this new life, the divine life.
Understand that there’s no connection between the new creation and your past. In fact, the so-called past doesn’t exist.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” Quit judging or appraising yourself on the basis of your past. Your past was nailed to the cross.
In Romans 7:6, the Apostle Paul,
stressing our disconnection from the past and old nature, admonished that we serve God in the newness of spirit: “But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.” He also
said in Colossians 3:10, “…put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.”

Today, what counts with God is that you’re born again and are a new creature in Christ Jesus (Galatians 6:15). You’re now in His class of being; an associate
of the God-kind; a partaker of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). You are a member of the assembly of the saints in light, a joint Heir with Christ, A Christkind! You’ve been made alive in Christ. All these are as a result of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah
My life is characterized by the demonstration of Christ's resurrected power
There's life in my body
There's life in my family
There's life in my job
There's life in my business and in every area of my life I live triumphantly in, and by the power of His resurrection
Blessed be God! I have the incorruptible life of Christ in my spirit. I’m an associate of the God-kind, reigning in life by grace through righteousness. I walk in the reality of the new life of righteousness, which I’ve received in Christ. I’m more than a conqueror; I live in
dominion over Satan & the world
Dear Father, thank you for the vicarious death of Jesus, the works of salvation, and the sweet fellowship you’ve ushered me into, as a result of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I declare that I’m living the supernatural life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen

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