Raised with Christ

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4

Raised With Christ

Can anyone ever truly comprehend the vastly deep eternal things summed up in these 4 verses? I think none other than God Himself, but I will meditate on these scriptures till I die as Christ unfolds as much as my feeble mind and heart can absorb.

An excerpt from T. Austin-Sparks’ book Position and Power – The Power of His Resurrection:

READING: Ephesians 2:1-6, Colossians 2:8-15 and 20; 3:3-4.

“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection.” “HIM, and the power of His resurrection.” It is the power of His resurrection with which the Lord is engaging us at this time, and we should link with that especially this clause at the beginning of chapter 3 in Colossians: “If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.” “IF then ye were raised together with Christ….” “If” – in other words – “you were united with Him in the likeness of His resurrection”: if the power by which God raised Him from the dead has also operated in you, in raising you from the dead spiritually, then there must be a certain outworking of that, that must show itself in a continuous life in relation to the Lord Jesus, where He is at the right hand of God, and in relation to heavenly things. The proof of union with the Lord Jesus in resurrection life is that: that now everything for us is related to Him where He is, and to the things above, things heavenly.

Category: Blog · Tags: , ,

Leave A Comment