Sunday, February 05, 2017

The Spirit Who Raised Jesus (CE63)

Preparing for the coming WW3

Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Rom 8:11  But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
 
We thank God that the Spirit who raised our Lord Jesus from the dead is now given to every born again Christian, so that you will be able to live an abundant life.

John 10:10b  "... I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

Below are some examples of living an 'Abundant life in Christ'.

Alive together with Christ

Eph 2:4-6  but God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

Into the Kingdom of the Son

Col 1:13-14  He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed [us] into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Equipping the saints to perfection

Eph 4:12-13  for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

Renounce shameful things

2 Cor 4:1-2  Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

Ability to correct the fallen

2Tim 2:22, 25-26  Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart... in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

Turn from darkness to light

Act 26:17-18  I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’

Endurance as minister of God

2Cor 6:4-7  But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Brethren, For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you. Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? -- unless indeed you are disqualified. (2Cor 13:4-5)