But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved.
Alive in Christ Because of God’s overflowing mercy, He not only forgave your sins but has made you alive in him.
I love the way this promise begins. God is “rich” in mercy. The God you serve is more than a little merciful. The depth of his mercy goes beyond our understanding. If you are like me, I need all God’s mercy I can get. Because of that abundant mercy, He has made you and me alive in Christ.
Dead in Your Sin
Before you became a Christian, you were dead in your sin. Titus 3:3 says you were separated from God and a slave to your desires and lusts. When you came to Christ, He paid the price for your sin and broke its power over you.
That should have been enough, but the God who is rich in mercy also made you alive with Christ. Jesus brought life to your dead soul. He has made you alive to God and alive for all eternity.
Life Through the Holy Spirit
God’s life is flowing through you by the Holy Spirit. He has raised you to a new level of life. You are alive as never before. Eternal life is just the result of the new life God gave you when you put your faith in Christ. One day your body will die, but your spirit will live forever.
When Christ returns, you will be raised to eternal life. You will receive a new body that will last for all eternity.
Look at that promise again.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4-5
Make these confessions.
God has made me alive in Jesus Christ.
Jesus broken the power of sin in me.
One day I will be raised to a new life for all eternity.
I will have a new body design for living in the eternal kingdom of God.
In Jesus’ name,
God raise you up with Christ and has made you alive. He gives you the hope that you will one day be raised with Him for all eternity.
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