The Kitchen Table Devotional
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you 1 Peter 1:3-4
You must be raised from the dead to reach into heaven. The riches of heaven belong to those resurrected to life by the power of God. Dead people can’t reach out of the grave and spiritually dead people can’t reach out of the grave of sin. Dead people are bound by their tomb of troubles. Live people can live and move and have their being (Acts 17:28) or live, love, and laugh with Jesus. The life of God belongs to those who have been resurrected to life by Jesus and have received the breath of the Holy Spirit. Religion raises no one from the dead but a relationship with God does with all His riches.