But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you..
ALIVE BY THE SPIRIT
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you (Romans 8:11).
1 Peter 1:23 says, “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” God gave birth to us by the Word, through the Spirit. You’re not an ordinary person. The human life you received from your parents has been replaced, supplanted, by the divine life of Christ. Often, I tell people that Christianity is more than a legal document; it’s a vital experience; there’s a true life from Christ beating in your heart.
The natural man (the person who’s not born again) lives by blood, but a Christian lives by the Spirit. No wonder Jesus, referring to the new creation, said, “…if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them….” (Mark 16:18). The blood that’s flowing through your veins isn’t what’s keeping you alive. “What then is the importance of the blood?” you may ask. Well, the blood testifies of your humanity. Leviticus 17:11 says, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood….” Hence, the redemption of man was by the shedding of blood. However, in the New Testament, the life of your flesh is no longer your blood but the Spirit.
There’s no sickness or disease strong enough to ravage your body. Sickness and disease attack the blood, and destroy the body. But your life isn’t dependent on blood: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12-13). Have this consciousness. It doesn’t matter the symptoms that may try to fasten themselves on your body, you’re alive and healthy by the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:17;
1 Corinthians 15:22