BRUCE MCGEE MINISTRIES
A salesman of an all-purpose healing liquid had gathered
a crowd back in the days of the "covered wagon."
He was insistent in his sales pitch.
He said, "I've been selling this product for twenty years,
and no one has ever complained of its use. What does that prove?"
Someone from the crowd answered, "Dead men tell no tales?"
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in
trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course
of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past
in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh
and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath,
even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith
he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us
together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in
heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding
riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
LIGHT from the WORD.
To be "dead" is to be without life!
Christians, we were without life until Christ "quickened"
us from the deadness of our sins and gave us REAL LIFE!
REAL LIFE, therefore, is being saved from the "deadness" of sin,
or separation from God, and to be raised to communion with God.
The dead in "trespasses and sin" cannot experience or give
testimony to the love and life in Christ.
But the genuinely saved are "QUICKENED!"
FAITH is the dynamic action of God's Holy Spirit within us,
allowing and helping us to give testimony to God's love, mercy,
grace and power.
The genuinely saved are allowing God's transforming power to work
IN and THROUGH them to
"shew the exceeding riches of His
grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.”