Journal Entry ~ 09/22/19

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. - Romans 8:11

This is more than a sweet promise - this is THE promise of the Gospel. God promises clearly and to unmistakably that if His Spirit has taken up residence in your heart, he will raise your body from the dead, just like He raised Jesus from the dead. That promise is mind-blowing if you dwell on it, but it is so hard to believe for many people. It's contingent on two things - do you believe God raised Jesus from the dead and does His spirit dwell in you? 

The answer to the first question - did God raise Jesus from the dead - is one that has satisfied the most intelligent minds through the centuries. There is so much evidence to prove Jesus was raised from the dead that it would be impossible to list them all in this devotion. If there is ever any doubt in your mind, do not be ashamed or push it aside - seek out the answers or the proof and you will find them. Ask God to reveal to you proof that Jesus was raised from the dead, and He will give you answers abundantly. 

I remember reading The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel years ago - it was written by an investigative journalist who was an atheist, who set about on a journey to prove that Jesus did not exist and that he was not raised from the dead. His journey is captivating. There is so much evidence in that book to prove Jesus truly existed and that He was raised from the dead, that it eradicated any doubts I had as to who Jesus was. It doesn't mean those doubts don't creep back into my mind out of the blue sometimes, but I am armed answers to battle them when they arise. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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