What is Resurrection Life?

4 Oct

You have been raised to new life. This is not more of the same; it is brand new zoe-life. Christ is your life (Col 3:4)…

The grace cure is greater than the disease. One sin cell infected the entire human race with the fatal condition of sinfulness; grace not only cures us it inoculates us against re-infection. We have been made new. We have been rewired to resist sin and please the Father. Grace doesn’t just remove all traces of past sins, it empowers us to sin no more! Grace is both favor and divine influence through the Holy Spirit. We’re not just freed captives; we’re kings and priests called to reign with Him. This is not some reference to the hereafter for Paul says we will “reign in life” (Rom 5:17) meaning here and now. Through the power of the Spirit we can reign over forms of death such as sickness and all the things that lead to sickness (e.g., bitterness, unforgiveness). We are no longer victims; we are more than conquerors through Him who called us.

Jesus has not returned us to the Garden, He has taken us to heaven (Eph 2:6)! From the position of rest we rule and reign with Him here on earth.

Paul_EllisPaul Ellis

Last Adam’s Greater Work (2012)

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5 Responses to “What is Resurrection Life?”

  1. McDaniel A. Gyamfi October 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Thanks, Paul! It’s always refreshing to read your post.

  2. Renee October 5, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    Hello! You mention “reign in life” (v17). Is that Col. 3:17?

    • Paul Ellis October 5, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      Sorry, that should’ve read Romans 5:17. It’s been fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.

      • Renee October 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

        Thank you for replying so quickly! 🙂

  3. Earl Vordenberg October 5, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    Well put,the amazing thing about grace ,[and thats why they call it AMAZING GRACE], is to many times your head is going no no,and your spirit is going yes yes,and I think you know the truth when you hear it, and revelation….. [and I believe since its evident to me because of the resistance grace receives and the misunderstanding it gets, the licence to sin for example]……… is the way it has to come and one day you look in there face and you see the light come on.

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