Thursday, April 23, 2015

Peace and Power

"Now may the God of peace who brought again
from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ...

I tend to have an emotional response to the word
'peace'--passive, make no waves, avoid conflict,
weak. Have I been brain washed by the culture?
But, here we see that the God of peace calls His
dead Son out of the grave. It is not a spiritual
resurrection but a bodily resurrection including
an earthquake, a moved stone, a terrified guard,
and an empty tomb.

Dear reader, God your Father has the power to
call to life that which is dead. As Christians we
have experienced a spiritual transformation, but
scripture says: "If we have been united with Him
in a death like his, we shall certainly be united
with him in a resurrection like his." (Rom 6:5)
One day, perhaps soon, we too will experience
a bodily resurrection just as Jesus did.

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