Risen With Christ Unto A New Life
As we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I encourage Christians to meditate on the meaning of their new life in the risen Christ and the glorious benefits that come with it.
We are risen with Christ!
The scripture says, "Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on the earth" (Col. 3:1–2 NASB).
One of the reasons you should consider things above is because in God's eyes that's where you are (Eph. 2:6).
You are seated in a place of blessing and spiritual strength to live and walk in the newness of resurrection life.
Our resurrected life brings countless benefits, including:
forgiveness (1 John 1:9), right-standing with God (2 Cor. 5:21), a brand-new existence (2 Cor. 5:17), physical healing (1 Peter 2:24), wisdom from God (1 Cor. 1:30; James 1:5), supernatural strength (Phil. 4:13), authority over the devil (Mark 16:17), freedom from sin (Rom. 6:5–7), everlasting life (John 5:26; 1 John 5:11), and the glorious privilege of being a child of God (John 1:12; 1 John 5:1).
There are many others. Consider taking the time to write down the benefits and the scriptures that explain them. Make confessions of the scriptures and declare them often.
Suggestions for Prayer: Ask God to enlighten the eyes of your understanding.