THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A wealthy retiree had just gotten a pacemaker.
He and his wife attended A special affair at the country club.
All of a sudden the man just fell over on the floor.
One of the members rushed over, looked at the man, and said, "My! We need to call the paramedics!"
But the man's wife said, "Nah! Just call the auto club, they can jump-start him!"
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Sometimes we need a jump-start in our spiritual lives!
For Christians, there is some GOOD NEWS!
The same Holy Spirit Who raised Christ from the dead lives in us!
If our mortal body dies, He will carry our spirit alive unto Christ Who gave us life.
Also, if we are spiritually dead from weakness or sinfulness, the same Holy Spirit can quicken us and make us alive again.
He can bring new life to our soul everyday.
"Therefore," Paul says we are not to live our lives according to "the flesh."
We are to live according to God's Spirit.
And God's Spirit "is life"! (verse 10).
Get a jump-start today!
Affirm that today, no matter your circumstances or situation, Christ's Spirit lives in you and makes you ALIVE!
And "...we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." (Ephesians 2:10)
"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." (Galations 5:25)