Thursday, March 3, 2011
What does it mean to be spiritually alive in Christ? The moment you were born again by accepting Jesus Christ as your Saviour, your soul came into union with God in the same way Adam was in union with God before the Fall. Your spiritual union with God is complete and eternal because it is provided by Christ, the last Adam. As long as Christ remains in you spiritually, you will remain alive spiritually-and that's for eternity.
Contrary to what many Christians believe, eternal life is not something you get when you die. You are spiritually alive in Christ right now. That's how you got to be in union with God, by being born again spiritually. You'll never be more spiritually alive than you are right now. The only thing that will change when you die physically is that you will exchange your old earthbound body for a new one. But your spiritual life in Christ, which began when you personally trusted Him, will merely continue on.
Salvation is not a future addition; it's a present transformation. And that transformation occurs at spiritual birth, not physical death. God's Word promises, "He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life" (1 John 5:12).
Eternal life is something you possess right now because you're in Christ.
Rejoice in it.
Source: Crosswalk Daily in Christ