Unlimited: Resurrection Life
Jan 2, 2023 445
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you (Romans 8:11).
It would be easy to conclude that Paul is here referring to resurrection life in the age to come, but he isn’t. He is talking about the reality that we have resurrection life today. We can see this because God will “give life to your mortal bodies.” It is this side of eternity that we have “mortal bodies.”
The Spirit lives in you now. Paul isn’t talking about what will happen after you die. He is talking about your life now as a follower of Jesus. This side of eternity, God will give life to our mortal bodies “because of his Spirit who lives in you.”
You have resurrection life right now!
The present reality of salvation and the believers’ possession of eternal life was repeatedly taught by Jesus:
Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life (John 6:47); and
Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life (John 5:24.)
What all of this tells you is that you have eternal life right now! You have resurrection life right now! Our Christian lives are experienced as a present reality of blessedness based on the finished work of Christ, and our future will be even better!
Are you living your resurrection life today, or are you merely waiting for it at some future time?