"Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection" (Romans 6:4-5)
This scripture implies that whatever the son of God experienced during his resurrection is what we have been ordained to walk in! Through the mystery of baptism, we relive the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. And so as he was raised back to life we are also raised back to life. So whatever Jesus experienced during his resurrection is meant to also be our experience!
1 Corinthians 15:42 gives us an understanding of the spiritual transactions that take place at the resurrection: "As it is written: So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption". He died of corruption but he woke up with incorruption, so at the resurrection, the filthiness laid on him by the sin of the world gave way to Holiness! He became anew and as he is so are we to be in this world! It, therefore, means that his resurrection was the key to our newness of life! We are not to live the old life dominated by the power of sin! This is why Romans 6:4 says we are to walk in 'newness of life'. A life that is lived in dominion over sin, sickness, and death!
Sin sinks and it stinks! But since we are dead in Christ we are dead to sin and alive to walk in the newness of life that he offered after he resurrected (Romans 6:4-13). Therefore every power of sin in your life is destroyed now!
His resurrection is the key to our newness of life!
This is why Paul said that the power of his resurrection will make his life "conformable to his death"! In Romans 12:2 he says not to conform to this world and here in Philippians 3:10 he told us to be conformable unto life's Christ at the death. And as Jesus died we are told that his death freed him from the power of sin "for he that is dead is freed from sin"(Romans 6:7). So Paul further counsels us: "Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord." Hallelujah!
It was through his resurrection that the dominion of sin was broken over us!
When sin gives way an unhindered fellowship and access is granted unto the father! For how shall we have sweet fellowship when sin has broken access? Today no more filthiness and corruption in your body for you are bought with a price now and by his resurrection, you begin to live in the newness of this life! Amen
Simply put the resurrection changed the story and status of humanity. Look at the scripture read earlier:
"So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit." - 1 Corinthians 15:42-45
Corruption gave way to incorruption. Shame gave way to glory. Weakness gave way to power! A natural body is down but a spiritual body is reaped! A living soul for a quickening spirit! This is the story of resurrection! It is the story of spiritual transactions where what ought not to be, gave way for what ought to be!
The resurrection is the story of spiritual changes for humanity!
"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you." - Matthew 28:6-7
When the resurrection took place even the status of the master changed. They look for him where he used to be but the response was 'He is not here...He is risen!'
As we celebrate this Easter your story is changing! Your status is changing! Men will look for you where you use to be but will discover you have risen to where you ought to be! In the name of Jesus! Amen.
The Easter story is that of newness and supernatural changes by the Spirit of God.
This will be your experience from here onward. Think and live in the reality of this word.