Resurrection–What Now?

Romans 8:11 King James Version

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,
he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken
your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

“quicken”–to make alive, to revive or resuscitate, as from death; hence, to excite; stimulate.”

Visiting friends in New Orleans, the ‘big easy’ where there is a lot of spirit. Attending church in New Orleans, where there is a lot of Spirit.

I did not expect Easter to be like this……..

The illustrated sermon (i.e. live play) pictured a real Jesus character on a life-sized cross, Joseph of Arimathea and mountain sized tomb….bringing home the horror and the power and the glory of Christ’s death and resurrection more vividly than ever.

The pastor said, “Your life  hangs on the resurrection. Every drop of blood that Jesus shed brings life to your life.”

I began to picture a pool of blood, a puddle at the feet of Jesus, flowing like a river into my body.
I was reminded that the word of God is alive.

The Word of God is Alive!

In me.

There was new blood flowing, coursing through my veins.  All in my mind’s eye, but in my Spirit, it was true.

I could feel it.

I’d had a blood transfusion. That same life of Christ IS in me.  I have been quickened–revived.

Something is changed in me.
There’s no going back.
This time next year I’ll be a new person.

by the ‘same power that raised Christ from the dead.’


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6 thoughts on “Resurrection–What Now?

  1. Now what, indeed. So well-told, Jody. I want to hold on to this resurrection too…so often I let it go. Thanks for this. It helps.

  2. there is new blood flowing into me…and the word is alive…god is alive…that is a beautiful easter thought to carry around….every day easter

  3. I think it's so exciting to decide you're going to carry the moment with you! (Too often we live in the moment and walk away from it.) May God bless you richly over the next year.

  4. Yeah God!!!! He is WELL PLEASED with YOU …He calls you daughter….THIS TIME NEXT YEAR….. Acts 10… Not just for you but your household too! Love you Karen

  5. I can imagine how glorious that illustrated sermon was for those watching. And this verse, its one of my favorites. Such hope and power in those words. May we understand them today and live them every day, not just Easter.

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