Living in Light of the Resurrection

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“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20-21) When one trusts Christ, many amazing things happen.  Among them is the fact that you identify with the death of Jesus on the Cross.   You die to sin and you die to the Old Testament Law.  You also identify with Christ’s resurrection.  You are given new life, eternal life, in Jesus Christ.  Jesus dwells in you and He is the source of your spiritual life. Here is a key to living the Christian life. You must recognize that Christ is in you and that is the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27) The life that you now live is not yours.  It is Christ’s, and therefore it should be lived as
Christ would live it. Paul summed this truth up when he wrote, “the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God.” We should not walk in the flesh, following sinful impulses.  We must live by faith and that faith must be in Christ.  It is He that lives in us and it is He that will live through us.  Moment by moment, we must choose to believe that Jesus is all we need.  He is all we need to be justified.  He is all we need to live justly.  Because He rose
from the grave and lives forever, we can live a life that glorifies God and satisfies the believer.  We must live in light of the resurrection.