I Have Been Raised From the Dead


God has raised us from death to Life…

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NKJV)
4  But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
5  even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
6  and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
7  that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Its a great feeling to KNOW that Jesus has forgiven you of your sin. 

The Bible tells us that we ALL have sinned (Romans 3:23) and that the wage, the penalty, or the punishment for our sin is death. (Romans 6:23a) But God loved us so much that He was willing to pay that debt for us. He was willing to take our punishment. He was willing to receive that wage of death for us. (John 3:16)

The real issue is, will you let Him pay? He will not pay your debt unless you ask Him to. Do not allow your pride to keep you from asking Him to pay for your sin. Do not let your pride keep you from admitting that you have sinned? Sin is lying. Sin is cheating. Sin is cussing against God. Sin is coveting others stuff. Sin is adultery. Sin is pornography. Sin is alcohol abuse. Sin is lusting. Sin is disobedience to parents. Sin is unbelief in Him. Sin is anything that separates you from God or anything that is disobedient to God. 

What is so amazing is that God loved us so much that He gave us a gift. (Romans 3:23b) He gave us His only begotten Son to die in our place, to suffer our penalty, to receive the wage of death for us. That is why He died on a cross. For us…

Ask Jesus to forgive you today. The Bible says that all who call on the Name of the Lord Jesus (confess your sin to Him) and Believe, (TRUST), in your heart that He died for your sins, and repent (turn from your sin) you will be saved. (Romans 10:9-13) 

If you do that, you have received new – everlasting Life. (John 3:16) You have been born again. (John 3:3-6). Your are now a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

You can then boldly say, I am alive in Christ and I have been raised from the dead. He has saved me form my sin. I am going to Heaven. I am His. I will be obedient to Him. I will read His Word, the Bible. I will follow Him. I will find me a Bible Believing, Bible Preaching Church, and I will fellowship with His people.

Now that is a good day….