Monday, March 18, 2013

The Decent Order of Grace - Part 7 - Resurrection

We may have seeming setbacks in this life but victory is assured.

"But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming, then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death." 1 Cor 15:23-26 NASB

The resurrection of Christ set a process in motion that will reclaim mankind and override the curse of the fall. All who know Christ will witness the demise of death itself from the vantage point of immortality. With clear minds and eyes we will see and mark the day when death is ultimately swallowed up in victory.

There is a progression. We see it here. Resurrection will come in waves. Christ was first and all who believe are next in line. Every false structure will be disarmed and swallowed up.

"And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 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." Rom 8:10-11 NKJV

Resurrection life! We have it. It makes us bold to say it... to think about it. Instead of living in our setbacks let's live in quickening! Resurrection will swallow my weakness and by God's word, kindness and righteousness (see Ps 119: 25, 40, 88) we can be made alive even now.

By mixing faith with truth we have access to life.

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