“However, if CHRIST LIVES IN YOU…. Does the Spirit of the One who brought Jesus back to life… LIVE IN YOU? Then the One who brought Christ back to life WILL ALSO MAKE YOUR MORTAL BODIES ALIVE BY HIS SPIRIT WHO LIVES IN YOU.” (Romans 8: 10-11 GW)
“if CHRIST LIVES IN YOU,” —- Do we understand that little two letter word; if? The definition of “if” is, “a conditional clause.” That means, “Someone offers something to another someone… and IF they do their part of the deal they agreed to… they collect their goods. BUT, only IF they do their part.“ God made this plan way before any of us were born. He put His Son, Jesus Christ, in the world so He (Jesus) could reunite the people with His Father. He gave us, every one of us, the sacrifice that paid for our sins, and gave us eternal life… if CHRIST LIVES IN YOU! So, THAT’S what the word “if” means.
Then the One who brought Christ back to life WILL ALSO MAKE YOUR MORTAL BODIES ALIVE BY HIS SPIRIT WHO LIVES IN YOU. —-
Put all that together, not as a formula or a magical potion, but as a LIFESTYLE! A LIFESTYLE where Jesus lives in us.
Pastor Kevin Kinchen