You Are Risen....Because Christ Is Risen!
This Resurrection Day consider who it is that lives in your body. Who are you? Who is the person that walks through each day at the office, in the coffee shop, in the family, and in the church? Is it the natural soul-man, the physical body-man, or the resurrected spirit-man? The outward body that many see and know walking down the street no longer lives, from God’s perspective. The one of the flesh, the one of the sin nature, the old man in the body no longer lives because you have been raised with Christ.
Paul said, I have been crucified with Christ and 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. Gal. 2:20, 21. Paul is saying that the REAL Paul is the one who is in relationship with the Father, who walks according to the Spirit, who lives by faith, and who is the servant of the Gospel. He is the resurrected Paul living through the resurrected Christ. The flesh nature, the old man, was crucified with Christ.
When you believed on Jesus Christ as savior and Lord you profoundly changed inside! The old you was crucified and buried, and the new you was raised up! Paul said, ‘…having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead. Col. 2:12 The old you is gone, the physical body and the unredeemed nature were buried and the new creation is risen, just as Christ is risen! You carry the power of the resurrection in the new YOU. Now, your mind must be renewed to this Truth.
Paul went on to tell the people of Colossae; Since you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Col. 3:1 The people of Colossae had been raised and were now living in Christ. They, the natural flesh men, no longer lived in the eyes of God, but Christ was living in them and through them!! So it is with YOU!
This seems radical but it is the good news! This is transformed thinking……renewing of the mind to consider ourselves, as believers, to be RISEN this Resurrection Day. The life you live today is the life of the Spirit of life in Christ. As He is risen, so you are risen!