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 KJV
This is such a powerful truth that I feel God wants us to get, not just in our head, but in our heart! I have heard this and read this hundreds of thousands of time over my life span, but it has taken wings in my spirit today. Seems this is the onion He’s been consistently peeling for me over the past few weeks.
I’m pretty sure that if you’re alive and breathing, you can relate to the whole ‘mortal bodies’ that are decaying piece by piece and day by day. There are days that the pain in my knees scream for attention and I just scream back, “In the name of Jesus and by His shed blood, I am healed!” And I get pretty tired of the fight sometimes! Because trust me, it is a fight of faith and regardless of what Paul said, it’s not always a ‘good’ fight.
But guess what? My feelings don’t negate the truth of God’s Word. My spirit is infused with the Spirit of the Living God and if that same Spirit lives in me, it’s a done deal! He will bring life to my body. My tired, worn body is revitalized by His Spirit that lives in me.
One thing is required of me—-BELIEVE. It’s not for me to question or doubt but rather to believe. He said all things are possible to those who believe so regardless, I believe. I will believe until my body receives the message that my spirit is bigger than any problem I face. My spirit trumps my flesh every time and NOTHING can convince me otherwise. Not a doctors report. Not my bank account. Not my aches and pains. Nothing that’s missing or broken in me can convince me it’s permanent, because only God’s Word is that!
The same power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in (your name) and quickens my mortal body. That word, quicken means; accelerate, stimulate, revive, restore life to, to give or restore vigor or activity to, stir up, rouse, become alive, receive life. You read this out loud over yourself so your ears hear it and let faith arise, because that’s covenant!