“You were DEAD….” –“But God…”– “Made us ALIVE together with Christ”-v5

A person who dies physically has no capacity to respond, to feel, to be aware, they have no life in them. Spiritually dead….“BUT GOD…”…”Made us ALIVE with Christ.”

Alive ; “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. ” -{Rom 6:11}; “... He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our  transgressions,” – {Col 2:13}; “If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.”-{Rom 8:10}; “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. “-{Rom 5:25}

Alive to desire to Know God,{Phil 3:10}, alive to hunger for righteousness, alive to thirst after His Word like new born babes who crave the sincere milk of the Word- {1 Peter 2:1-2.}. Alive to the Word of God, reading and understanding as the Holy Spirit who resides within you teaches and illumines His Word to you. Alive to seek God’s kingdom. Alive to the power and promises of God -{2 Peter 1:3-4}. Abundant life. Eternal Life knowing Him.  Power to live a new resurrected life, to walk in the power of life and Godliness. “… and He died for all, so that they who livemight no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.  “-{John 17:3; Phil 3:10; 2 Peter 1:3-4; 2 Cor 5:15}.

“BUT GOD…!!!”

How is this all possible? By the grace of God and the mercy of God motivated by the LOVE OF GOD… SAVED BY LOVE… Saved to LIVE NEWNESS OF LIFE.

The Spiritual corpse were those whom God had raised up to stand up,from the deadness of sins and now walk among the spiritually dead, with the Good news. We live in a world, walking among “the spiritually dead.”

Note Paul- shows the BAD NEWS first and from there the turning point is always, “BUT GOD…” WHO DELIVERS, RESCUES AND IMPARTS LIFE… and we can look back and say that is what we “were,” but now we “are,” Alive with Christ. ” It is not perfection in our performance but there is a new direction because of the new perfect standing we have with God-{Rom 5:1-2, Phil 3:9}.