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Alive or Dead?
"Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, he was buried and rose again the third day according to the scriptures." Christ has risen and conquered death.
Christian, when we were saved, we died, as it were to the world, and the flesh, but the question is, have we risen with Christ or are we just plain dead to the things of earth and nothing more? Since we were saved, have we experienced the resurrection power of our risen Lord, and does his life and vitality flow in us and through us to bring inspiration and hope not only to ourselves but also to others? Are we seeking heavenly things, those thing which are above where Christ is? Do things of the earth look strangely dim in the light of his glorious kingdom? Where is our treasure? For where our treasure is, there will our heart be also. When we died to sin, we put off the old man with his evil deeds and vile affections, but have we truly put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that has created us?
"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. for ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. But now ye also put off all these; anger wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek not Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all." Colossians 3: 1-11.