The GraveRobber…

March 28, 2016

” Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.” Ephesians 2:4-6 MSG

All that power and GOD used it to make you alive. He could have started over. He did it once before. All that power and He couldn’t help himself when it came to you. His love for you was so great that His only choice was new life .. resurrection life. And it will take you a long time .. maybe most of your “earth time” to barely comprehend how much power that really is. That same power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power that is in your to live “openly in his freedom”. It’s yours by faith. The scales seem off. You get all of God’s resurrection power to live this new life in Christ and all you have to do is trust and accept His offer. No wonder so few really live in the freedom that Christ brings into a life. We want to add something to it …some conditions .. some rules .. godly rules .. some way to measure it .. to see if I’m keeping my side of the deal. Would God really be that care-free with such power? The picture is so clear. You get to walk freely in the company of Jesus today. Or rather .. He wants to live freely in your life. He wants free access to everything in you: your past .. your complicated parts .. your unsorted out plans .. even all the nice and neatly working things in your life. This resurrection life is not just for the difficult moments. It’s for every detail in your life. And it started the moment He walked out of that grave .. and walked into the graveyard of your life. He’s raised you up to be in his company … a daily walk. It only takes a moment …

“But thank God you’ve started listening to a new master, one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom. … and how much different is it now as you live in God’s freedom, your lives healed and expansive in holiness” Romans 6:18..19 MSG

Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent to the Messiah Company .. deployed everywhere. (kchesterp1@gmail.com)

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About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken
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