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2 Corinthians 4:10

“Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.”

When we receive Christ we receive His death for our life and we receive His Spirit into our reborn spirits.  And His life is there in us in for us to use to live.  We don’t just receive His life for our salvation and then put Him on the shelf in our hearts, behind glass doors and keep Him clean and dusted off as we would a trophy.  No, His life is for us to live!  The life of Christ is power!   1 Corinthians 1:24 says “…Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.”  Power is the ability to act, it’s God’s supernatural, miracle working ability. It’s the same power that God used when He raised Jesus from the dead (Eph.1:19-20).   His life is power to live!

Likewise the same way His life is power to live, His death is power to destroy.  In His death He destroyed principalities and powers and made a show of them openly triumphing over them in it (Col. 2:14-15).  In His death He destroyed the body of sin that we should no longer be servants to sin (Rom. 6:6).  In His death He redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us (Gal. 3:13).  And in His death He took all of our sicknesses and diseases and by His stripes we were healed (1 Pet. 2:24).  We received His death before we received His life.

Therefore, it is the revelation of the cross in us, what was accomplished for us through the dying of our Lord Jesus that releases the life of our Lord Jesus in us.  Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”  Now, that my friends is Power!