Friday, April 18, 2008
Made Alive In Christ
"As for you, you were dead in your
transgressions and sins, in which
you used to live when you followed
the ways of this world and the ruler
of the kingdom of the air, the spirit
who is now at work in those who
All of us also lived among them at
one time, gratifying the cravings of
our sinful nature and following its
desires and thoughts.
Like the rest, we were by nature
objects of wrath.
But because of His great love for us,
God who is rich in mercy, made us
alive with Christ even when we were
dead in transgressions- it is by grace
you have been saved.
And God raised us up with Christ
and seated us with Him in the
heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
in order that in the coming ages
He might show the incomparable
riches of His grace, expressed in His
kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
For it is by grace you have been saved,
through faith- and this not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God- not by works,
so that no one can boast.
For we are God's workmanship, created
in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us
Ephesians 2: 1-10
Salvation is never by good works alone. It is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms. Isn't that wonderful! We are where Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father. Is there anything more wonderful than this revelation? And so we shine with the righteousness, the holiness and glory of Christ within us. For we are already dead to transgressions and alive in Jesus Christ alone.
I Simply Live - Hillsong