Now God indeed raised the Lord and he will raise us by his power.
Bill was about to commit suicide when he remembered that there was still one person in this world who truly cared for him. This person was his high school best friend who he had lost contact with.
Bill searched for Ben to no avail until he decided to use the help of a witch who was an expert at finding people. She asked for Ben’s name and date of birth and ran her demonic search. The results came back and she told Bill that Ben had died several years ago. She gave him Ben’s date of his death and his last address.
For some reason, Bill did not believe that Ben was dead so he kept searching for him until he got information that led him to Ben who was now a minister of the gospel.
A few days later, Bill told Ben about his visit to the witch and how she said he had died. What surprised them was that the address the witch gave was once Ben’s address, and the date she gave as Ben’s date of death was the date Ben was baptized in water.
Ben no longer existed in the demonic registry because of his baptism. This is a true story (names were changed).
By virtue of our new birth in Christ Jesus, we have become members of the body of Christ. As a result of this, everything that happened to Christ happens to us.
Through faith in Christ, we were crucified with Him and now live a life that is powered and sustained by Christ’s faith and faithfulness (Galatians 2:20
). Through Baptism, we were buried with Christ, have lost our old identity, and have received a new one that demons cannot understand (Romans 6:4
). Since we have died with Christ and have been buried with Him, God will also raise us by His power just as He raised Christ into Glory.
Go into today remembering that because you have died with Christ and have been buried with Him, you will resurrect into His glory.
Bible in 1 Year: Hosea 1-7 (in today’s audio)
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