Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” (John 5:24 NASB)
The day you believed in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you passed from death into life. God’s Word imparts life. When we hear of life, we often think of existence or non-existence. When the body dies, it vanishes. The human spirit, however, does not vanish like the body does. The spirit stays there. When God talks of death in the scripture above, He is talking about you existing or not existing. He is referring to life as a manner of existence, the quality or state of living.
In a broad sense, death is life outside of the divine experience. Those who are apart from God are dead, even though they are alive! They are dead because the state of their existence is described as death. For example, joy is life, while depression is death. Health is life, and sickness is death. When you were born again, your spirit was recreated and moved from the arena of death into the realm of life—God’s kind of life called “eternal life.” God wants that life to spread to every part of your outward life here and now.
Think upon the scripture above in the light of today’s devotional. Look carefully to see how God says you have passed from death to life in Christ.
Bless the Lord for His wonders. Thank Him for the transformation that has taken place in you.
Love is life, while hate is death. Forgiveness is life, and bitterness is death. Refuse today to allow death to take ahold of your words and actions. Your spirit has passed from death to life. God wants us to abide in His Word so that our souls and bodies will pass from death to life. There are Christians who are alive in the spirit, but have death in their soul and body. Do not let that happen to you today. Do not speak or act like death. You have passed from death to life in Christ!
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