By: Tim Sader
I am crucified with Christ, I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
Last week we learned that God is faithful and no matter what He always comes through. The song we lifted up our praises to was Always by Kristian Stanfill. When Christ was crucified we were given opportunity to crucify our flesh with Him. If we chose to do so He will always live in us. Because He lives we live by faith in the Son of God, who loved us enough to die for our sins on the Cross. Today’s song will be Because He Lives by Matt Maher. The link to the song is https://youtu.be/PBvU7arNhQs or search for the song title and artist on YouTube. We believe the Son of God is the risen one and we overcome by the power of His blood. We are alive Because He Lives; our song joins with His song that has no end. We were dead in the grave covered by our sin and shame but mercy called to us and the stone was rolled away. This is all possible because Jesus Christ was dead and now He lives again. Because He Lives I received salvation at a young age, escaped death several times, have hope I will see loved ones again, I’m still breathing and I found the best wife in the world. Since He is alive I know there is always a place that I can turn to when troubles come. By faith the life we live in this body we live for Him. Because He Lives and loved us He willingly gave His own life so we could be reunited to our rightful place of fellowship with the Lord.
If Christ is in us even though our bodies are subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of His righteousness. And if the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is in us then He will also give life to our mortal bodies (Romans 8:10-11). Because He Lives we have life in our bodies. We also carry the death of Jesus with us so that His life maybe revealed in our bodies. We who are alive were given over to death for Christ so His life would be shown in us (2 Corinthians 4:10-11). Because He Lives we die to live for Him. Since we received Jesus as Lord we must continue to live our lives in Him so we will be rooted and built up, strengthened in the faith and flowing over with thankfulness (Colossians 2:6-7). He lives so we must continue to live for Him. In Him the building is joined together and it rises to become a holy temple to the Lord. We are being built together to be a dwelling in which the Spirit of God lives (Ephesians 2:21-22). Since He lives our lives can be built on Him as we make a place for the Lord. Jesus lives forever so His priesthood is permanent this is why He can save those who come to God through Him because He lives to intercede for us (Hebrews 7:24-25). Because He Lives the Son of God is always interceding for us. We know what love is because Jesus laid His life down for us. So in a way we should be willing to lay aside our own lives for others. If a brother or sister is in need and we feel no pity how can the love of God be in us? We must not love with words alone but with our deeds (1 John 3:16-18). We know how to love because with His own life Christ showed us how to. His command is that we believe in Jesus Christ the Son of God and that we would love one another. If we keep His commands we live in Him and He in us. And we know that He lives in us by the Spirit that He gave us (1 John 3:23-24). Because He Lives, if we believe in Him we will love others like He loved us. He is the creator and nothing would happen if He didn’t have something to do with it. Because He Lives we can do everything that we cannot do without Him.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16