By God’s Power…

The power of God that claims us is expressed in dimensions that are difficult for us to fathom.

By God’s power He…

1st, provides new life (Ephesians 2:5).  The Lord gives spiritual life to those who are spiritually dead.  This God alone can do.  A dead person cannot will himself to breathe.  Our salvation is the gift of God.

2nd, provides eternal life (Ephesians 2:6).  These are the words of resurrection.  Just as Christ was raised from the dead so also we are filled with the life that is from God.

The resurrection power of God in us indicates not only that we are a forgiven people, but also that we are an empowered people since Christ lives in us.  The sin that assaulted us yesterday can be met and overcome by the risen power of God in us.

We are seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 2:6).  We have the rights to heavenly thrones besides Jesus.  How is this present tense?  The enthronement is already accomplished.  All God’s children already have the status of His Son.

3rd, provides a united life (Ephesians 2:7).  The Greek verbs all line up with the same prefix.  God “together made us alive with Christ,” “together raised us up with Christ,” and “together seated us with Him in heavenly realms.”

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