Knowing Christ makes you alive because God wakes up your spiritual nature that was previously dead. Jesus called that being “born again.” Just as we were born physically and brought into the living. breathing, and moving of physical life, God wants to awaken the spiritual nature He created in each one of us. When we seek God, His Spirit breathes new life into us and we become alive in Christ.
“Alive with Christ” guarantees an eternal life that we will never lose. God created us to live beyond our time on earth. When our bodies die, God gives us new glorified bodies that will not decay. We don’t know many details about these new bodies or our eternal life, but scripture promises that, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
“Alive with Christ” gives us constant communion with God. Our God is personal and seeks a relationship with us even though we cannot see Him. His Word is our guide.
“Alive with Christ” awakens us to think and act like Jesus. Our actions are a visible representation of what Jesus wants to do here on earth. As we walk with God, He opens our eyes to the needs of others and gives us the resources to help them. God uses every situation to mold us into the likeness of Jesus, This process will never be completed until we get to heaven. Yet, even with all our imperfections, the love of Jesus shines through our lives.
COLOSSIANS 2:13 – 13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;