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Romans 8:11: If The Spirit Of Him Who Raised Jesus From The Dead Dwells In You, He Who Raised Christ Jesus From The Dead Will Also Give Life

Romans 8:11
[11] If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. (ESV)

It can be very discouraging to walk this Christian walk and find ourselves failing as often as we do. The mind of the believer has been transformed by the power of God. We now have a desire to do what is right that was not possible when we were still in our unregenerate, sinful state. We have the desire in our minds, but our bodies are still prone to sin and destruction.

Paul has good news for us. The Holy Spirit has been given to us to give our mortal bodies life. If you have been following along through all the previous verses you will know that the Apostle Paul's struggle was that he had a physical body that did not cooperate with carrying out the godly things that the renewed mind wanted to do.

The Holy Spirit is our lifeline when it comes to having victory over our sinful bodies. I love how Paul describes the Holy Spirit. He could have called him "The Helper." He certainly is that. He could have called him "The Counselor." He is that. He describes him as "The spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead." Wow.

Have you ever thought of the fact that the Spirit of God that has been given to you to dwell within is the same exact spirit who raised Jesus Christ from the dead? That is a staggering fact. Our body is described as a body of death. But the spirit who lives within us is a spirit of resurrection power. We do not need to assume defeat. We can walk in resurrection victory.

Are you discouraged in your walk with the Lord? Has sin been dominating you? Reach out to the very spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead. His resurrection power will help you to conquer sin.