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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