Power that raised Him up by Pastor Melissa Scott

December 19, 2011 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

Now I’m sorry this appears so simplistic a message but I can’t help it. Sometimes simple is better. You go back and you read how¬†the apostle Paul¬†cataloged all this wonderful life of the believer and used the illustration of Christ: dead and that power that raised Him up. And then he turns around by parallel use and says, “Now you were dead.” You’re dead in another way. He that was dead was truly dead and knew no sin, but you, you were actually dead, spiritually dead and uses the same concept. If you look at this it’s like a kiosmus. He uses this same way to tell us to tell us at the end, “and hath raised us up together.”

If you’ll read that passage where it says, chapter 1 verse 20, “Which He” worked, “Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenlies, heavenly places.” Same thing. It’s a different way of saying, as he’ll say in Romans 6, buried with Christ, raised up with Christ. Your baptism, when I baptized the people we said, “Down with the old man, up with the new.”

Pastor Melissa Scott continues and tells us that same concept being said here in this, what I call a kiosmus, which is what started with Christ, will end with Christ. But we’re in the middle like a mirror looking back and forth. And he says that in the ages to come he might display, he might show or display, the super-abounding, surpassing wealth of His grace and His kindness to uswards through Christ Jesus.

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