Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in us, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken [give life to] your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you” (Romans 8:11).

I love the word “But“. It gives us the other perspective. Paul had just said in verse 10 that “the body is dead“. That may concern some of us who are spending a lot of money to keep our bodies healthy and still functioning. Do Spirit-filled Christians need to run off to some monastery to escape the sins of the flesh? No, to the contrary. Paul tells us that the body no longer controls us, not that we lose control.

When we are led by the Spirit, God has a way or resurrecting the dead to new life. As we rid our lives of worldly thinking that holds us in bondage, the Holy Spirit restores what death had taken from us. He is a God of restoration. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are loaded with examples of resurrected bodies, dreams, and relationships. New life from the ashes is what Jesus is all about.

He doesn’t tell us to give up sex, but that He will give it a whole new dimension of meaning. He doesn’t tell us to stop eating, but He will give us a whole new appreciation for food. Being a Spirit-filled Christian is a life filled with exciting new adventures that the world just cannot see.

Travel with me down this spiritual road and let’s discover what new treasures God has for us in Christ.

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