Thursday, June 23, 2011


It's been a struggle this past week, with meetings and travel...never the less, I press onward. Last night I got home at 9:00 and made the mistake of setting down. I woke at 6:20 this morning. Really needed the rest, but missed my time in the Word.

(NASB) Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Or do you not know that all of us who have been a baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we have been a buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our a old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; 7 for he who has died is freed from sin.

There are many theories of what Heaven will consist of, but as verse 5 says, we will be like Him in his resurrection. Think about Thomas touching the Lord's scared hands...makes me wonder if the scares were left just for Thomas or do I have to be reminded all of the dumb insidents that left my body scared for eternity. 

The biggest thing that sticks out to me from the time after the resurrection was that Jesus spent time fellowshipping with people, He spent time ministering and He spent time encouraging and rebuking the disciples. It seems very likely that we will do those things as well. 

But the very best thing will be the freedom from sin. It is the downfall of our lives, we fight the Spirit to serve ourselves rather than others...we always want what serves us first and unless we war with that urge we will be completely ineffective spiritually. Grace shall not increase if we walk in the flesh day by day. Our sin put to death on the cross at Calvary, walk in the newness of life.

In Him,

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