JESUS IS ALIVE!!!
There is more than one part to the good news about Jesus Christ. He died for our sins, AWESOME! We are forgiven because He took the punishment WE deserve. We have been saved from the wrath of God upon Sin because of Jesus’ costly sacrifice.
We should definitely celebrate this reality. We should never lessen the praise, wonder and magnitude of this incomprehensible yet true reality. BUT, THERE IS MORE!!! Not only have we been saved FROM Sin and Death, we have also been saved FOR GLORY!!!
Romans 6:10-11 NLT When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. 11 So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
WE ARE ALIVE!!!
We are alive to God! Let that sink in for a moment. Our forgiveness and restoration are awe-inspiring to be sure, but these gifts are merely the beginning of our truest lives. We are just getting started. Jesus once said…
Matthew 11:12 NASB From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.
Don’t let the language frighten you, Jesus is simply presenting the great struggle and battle that we all have felt in regard to our Faith. But for Jesus, this was a good thing, even a fun thing. Why?
What would you do with God and for God if you KNEW you could not lose? Do you see now, that being ALIVE to God is not about being a nice guy or a sweet girl who goes to Sunday School? Being Alive to God means that we as God-Followers have the power and authority to take on real problems and defeat them for the glory of our King!
This is the future Church in the World. There is a generation upon the earth and coming to faith today who will no longer need the comfort of their stained glass. They will wage war against poverty, hunger, pornography, drug trafficking, human trafficking and many other blights upon humanity. They will be Alive to God! Because Jesus is ALIVE in them!!!
See you in the fray!