On this glorious Easter day, Christians are familiar with the saying that “He is risen - He is risen indeed.”
All glory to the Father for raising Him up!
Yet what I read everywhere in scripture is that we were raised with Him. Here is one example of our plight and what we were saved from in Ephesians 2 that I am going over recently:
Eph 2:1 And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins
Eph 2:2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.
Eph 2:3 Among these we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us,
Eph 2:5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Eph 2:6 and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
I have recently gone through Colossians 3 that begins by asking us, if we were raised with Christ, why don’t we seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hid with Christ in God.
When speak of Jesus being raised and we were raised with Him, what does that mean to you?