Saturday, May 14, 2022

The Kitchen Table Devotions

“The Resurrection”

Day 20

that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.                      Philippians 3:10-11

The resurrection raises us to live this life.  But there is no resurrection without a termination.  Paul writes, “that I may know Him…”  There are people who have been raised to life, but they don’t live there.  Paul writes about knowing the power of the resurrection empowers us to live up to the life God has promised and provided for us. The power and the promise of the resurrection to live the resurrected life, Jesus provided us, belongs to those who believe in the resurrection of the resurrected One.  The only thing that keeps us from living in the power of the resurrected life is continuing to believe in the perspective of the un-resurrected life.  Without dying to the old there is no resurrected living in the new.  The power of the resurrection isn’t something that just happened but it’s something that is happening in the lives of those who believe.

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