Jesus said, before He was crucified:
“I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live,
even after dying.
Everyone who lives in me will never ever die.”
John 11:25-26 (NLT)
Jesus does not just give resurrection and life, He is resurrection and life. Because He is God the Son, final death is impossible for Him. He is life! And God offers this gift of life to anyone who believes in Him. To believe in Christ is to believe in the power of His life, death, resurrection and sending of the Spirit. But it is also much more than that. It is not enough to “believe” with our intellect, we also need to “believe” with ALL that we are – our will, our actions, our thought processes, our emotions. We must live IN Christ.
To “live in Christ” is to follow Him. The Apostle Paul told the Ephesian believers “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God,” Ephesians 5: 1-2. To live in The Resurrection is to live a life of “love” ….love for God….love for all people …..love for the Word….love for prayer ….love for doing what we know is right, everyday. When we intentionally imitate Jesus Christ on a daily basis the Holy Spirit resurrection life in us will be an unstoppable force. To live is Christ!
Be filled with resurrection life this Easter
Bless you heaps,