Philippians 3:10 — Paul desired to experience the “power of his [Jesus’] resurrection.” While certainly he looked forward to being raised to an immortal life at Christ’s return, there is a dimension of “resurrection power” that Paul anticipated and desired to experience currently in his mortal life.
Some Benefits of Christ’s Resurrection
- New Birth — 1 Pet 1:3
- No Longer “In Sin” — 1 Cor 15:17
- Intercession of Christ — Rom 8:34
- Christ Fills All Things — Eph 4:7-16
Christ Fills All Things
Ephesians 4:7-16—Christ ascended into heaven and gave gifts to the church: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. Some people have these gifts; some have others.
Rom 12:3-8; 1 Pet 4:10-11 There are many grace-gifts, and we each have received a gift by God’s grace. We must recognize that our function in the body is dependent upon the gift we have received.
The purpose of Christ’s gifts is for the building up of the body of Christ until we attain the full stature of Christ at his return. Because of the gifts Christ has given, we are not deceived and tricked or pushed around by false ideas and teachings. Rather, we are to speak the truth in love with every part of Christ’s body doing their work (i.e. their function) that they were empowered to do so that the body grows and builds itself up in love.
Let’s live a resurrection life until we see the Lord return and receive our complete redemption!
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