Thursday, October 29, 2009

Alive in Christ

Eph 2:1 - "And you He made alive who were dead in trespasses and sin" One of the definitions I found for the word dead is to be destitute of a life that recognises and is devoted to God, because of being given up to trespasses and sins. I can remember being dead to the things of God. Growing up I knew about God but I never knew them. When I think of the word destitute I get a picture of the desert. This is how I was in my sin, barren and dry a place where no life existed. The problem with being dead is that those who are dead don't even know it. I was dead to the life of God. I couldn't see it, taste it, smell it or hear it. Dead men are just that they are dead to life. One of the wonderful things about God and His grace is that in our dead state He is calling out to us so that we can be made alive. God is the only one that can speak to dead men. Somewhere is our dead state God calls out too us. Man throughout his history has used Religion to try to make himself alive. Your or my religion cannot bring life only Jesus can. Spiritual dead men can go to church, synagogue, start doing good things, turn over a new leaf but they are still dead. Jesus Christ is the only means by which spiritually dead men can be made alive. Jesus said if any man believe in me though he were dead yet shall he live. Jesus died and rose from the dead so that we who are dead can rise from the dead. The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is life eternal through Jesus Christ our Lord. Please do not resist those times when God is calling out to you. He is calling you out of your death. The time when you begin to think about the meaning of life and what is life all about. This is God calling out to you don't resist or let His voice go away. Don't allow other things to give you a sudo-life. Seek Jesus and His word. Start reading Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Ask God to show you the way to true life. Jesus said that His words are spirit and they are life. Thank God that He lets dead men find true life!!!!!